After posting consecutive one-goal victories over San Jose and Montreal, Columbus was routed, 7-1, by the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday. It was the third time since January 13 that the Blue Jackets allowed at least seven goals in a game.
Columbus, which has gone 8-7-2 since general manager Doug MacLean fired Dave Kings and moved behind the bench, has never won on the road when trailing after two periods (0-58-1).
The Coyotes will be looking to win their third straight game following a four-game losing streak and are hoping to have goaltender Sean Burke back for the first time since January 3.
Burke, who has been recovering from torn scar tissue in his knee, had won his last five decisions prior to being sidelined for the second time this season.
The Coyotes are 3-0-2 all time at home vs. Columbus. The Blue Jackets won the last meeting, 2-0, in Columbus on January 4.