Coaches Dave Tippett of the Phoenix Coyotes and Dallas Eakins of the Edmonton Oilers are concerned about their teams being fatigued.
The clubs face an early start time Saturday at Arizona in a Pacific Division matchup that has been mostly dominated by the Coyotes in recent seasons.
Phoenix (6-3-2) fell behind by four goals after one period in a 7-4 loss at Los Angeles on Thursday. The Coyotes rallied to tie it in the third but allowed their highest goal total of the season.
''I was worried about our energy before we came into the game,'' Tippett said. ''The last couple of days, I don't know if it was physical or mental fatigue, but you could tell our group was dragging a little bit.
"We tried to give them a day off yesterday, but obviously we came out flat tonight but we're going to have to regain some energy tomorrow and get ready for Saturday.''
Edmonton (3-7-1) returned home from a 2-3-1 trip against the Eastern Conference and lost 4-1 to Washington on Thursday. Now the Oile...