|63||ST LOUIS||+105||Ov 5.5,+105||+105||Ov 5.5,+120|
|64||CHICAGO||-125||Un 5.5,-125||-125||Un 5.5,-140|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||1-0-0||+1||1-0||+1||1-0||4.0||39.0||3.0||24.0|
|Last 5 Games||2-0-0||+2||2-0||+2||2-0||5.0||37.5||1.5||19.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||2||10||4||2||3||1||1||75||13.3%||7||5||71.4%||17|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||1||4||2||0||1||1||1||39||10.3%||2||1||50.0%||6|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||2||10||4||2||3||1||1||75||13.3%||7||5||71.4%||17|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||2||10||4||2||3||1||1||75||13.3%||7||5||71.4%||17|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||3||2||1||0||0||0||38||7.9%||10||2||20.0%||6|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||3||2||1||0||0||0||24||12.5%||6||2||33.3%||6|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||3||2||1||0||0||0||38||7.9%||10||2||20.0%||6|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||3||2||1||0||0||0||38||7.9%||10||2||20.0%||6|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (All Games)||1||0||13||13||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (Road Games)||1||0||13||13||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (vs. Division)||1||0||13||13||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (Last 4 Games)||1||0||13||13||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (All Games)||2||2||25||22||88.0%||1||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||2-0|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Road Games)||1||1||11||8||72.7%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (vs. Division)||2||2||25||22||88.0%||1||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||2-0|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Last 4 Games)||2||2||25||22||88.0%||1||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||2-0|
|MIKE MCKENNA (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MIKE MCKENNA (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MIKE MCKENNA (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Last 5 Games||2-0-0||+2||2-0||+2||2-0||5.5||26.5||3.0||25.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||2||11||4||4||3||0||0||53||20.8%||10||2||20.0%||17|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||2||11||4||4||3||0||0||53||20.8%||10||2||20.0%||17|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||6||1||2||3||0||0||50||12.0%||8||0||0.0%||10|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||6||1||2||3||0||0||50||12.0%||8||0||0.0%||10|
|CORY CRAWFORD (All Games)||1||1||21||19||90.5%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|CORY CRAWFORD (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CORY CRAWFORD (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CORY CRAWFORD (Last 4 Games)||1||1||21||19||90.5%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|RAY EMERY (All Games)||1||1||29||25||86.2%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|RAY EMERY (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|RAY EMERY (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|RAY EMERY (Last 4 Games)||1||1||29||25||86.2%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: ST LOUIS 3.11, CHICAGO 4.07|
|1/19/2013||DETROIT||6-0||W||0, -140||W||5 ov||O|
|1/21/2013||at NASHVILLE||4-3||W||0, -125||W||5 ov||O|
|1/22/2013||at CHICAGO|| |
|1/26/2013||at DALLAS|| |
|1/31/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|2/1/2013||at DETROIT|| |
|1/19/2013||at LOS ANGELES||5-2||W||0, +105||W||5 ov||O|
|1/20/2013||at PHOENIX||6-4||W||0, -110||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/22/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
|1/24/2013||at DALLAS|| |
|1/26/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|1/30/2013||at MINNESOTA|| |
|2/1/2013||at VANCOUVER|| |
|2/2/2013||at CALGARY|| |
|ST LOUIS: |
LAST SEASON: 49-22-11, 109 points, Central Division championship. Lost to Los Angeles 4-0 in second round.
COACH: Ken Hitchcock, 1st full season with Blues, 43-15-11; 16th overall, 576-365-169 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Vladimir Tarasenko, LW Jaden Schwartz, D Jeff Woywitka, D Colin White.
LOST: RW B.J. Crombeen, D Kent Huskins (unsigned unrestricted free agent).
PLAYER TO WATCH: Shifty, inventive LW David Perron has potential to lift a grinding offense that ranked in the bottom third of the NHL after scoring 42 points in 57 last season after recovering from concussion that sidelined him a full season.
OUTLOOK: The Blues stood pat after second-best point total in franchise history, banking on continued development of youthful roster, and figure to be among top teams in Western Conference. Hitchcock was NHL coach of year, elevating play across the board of roster that was 7-7 before he replaced Davis Payne.
LAST SEASON: 45-26-11, 101 points. Lost to Phoenix 4-2 in first round.
COACH: Joel Quenneville, 5th season with Blackhawks, 186-99-39; 16th overall, 624-382-157 in NHL.
ADDED: D Michal Rozsival, D Sheldon Brookbank.
LOST: F Andrew Brunette, F Brendan Morrison, D Sean O'Donnell
PLAYER TO WATCH: G Corey Crawford
OUTLOOK: Other than Rozsival and Brookbank, who each signed as free agents, there has been little turnover from last season. The Blackhawks have continuity going for them. Question is: Can they make a playoff run? It's been back-to-back first-round exits since they captured the Stanley Cup, and the Blackhawks are looking for more. Crawford's play will go a long way toward determining that, and he's coming off a shaky season in which he didn't post a shutout and let in two soft overtime goals in the playoffs.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (ST LOUIS-CHICAGO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Blues-Blackhawks Preview* ==========================
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO STATS Writer
St. Louis (1-0-0) at Chicago (2-0-0), 8:30 p.m. EDT
The Chicago Blackhawks are off to a stirring start, putting them on the brink of their best in 40 years.
The St. Louis Blues, though, have a chance to win their first three games for the first time in nearly two decades.
A healthy and rejuvenated Marian Hossa looks to spur the Blackhawks in their home opener Tuesday night against the reigning Central Division champions.
Chicago (2-0-0) is in search of its best start to a season since beginning 4-0-0 in 1972-73, while the Blues (2-0-0) haven't started with three straight wins since 1993-94.
The Blackhawks began this season in impressive fashion Saturday, scoring the first four goals in a 5-2 win at Los Angeles to spoil the Stanley Cup champions' banner-raising celebration. They followed that up a day later by beating Phoenix 6-4 in a rematch of their opening-round playoff series, won by the Coyotes in six games.
Hossa may have found some extra motivation in Arizona after suffering a concussion on a vicious hit by Phoenix's Raffi Torres in Game 3. The star right wing spent the lockout recovering, and he's quickly returned to form with two goals in each of the first two games, including the decisive tally 14 seconds into the third period Sunday.
"I felt good off the ice biking and doing the strength, but when I got on the ice it was a little different," Hossa told his team's official website. "The brain had to adjust to so many movements, so many players, such a fast pace ... when I was doing it I didn't feel myself. I'm glad I had time to be prepared. By (January), my head was clear and I wasn't afraid to go into the corners."
St. Louis has struggled to slow down Hossa. He has 10 goals and seven assists in 17 meetings over his first three seasons with Chicago, including six goals in eight matchups at the United Center.
The Blackhawks have won seven straight at home versus the Blues, but St. Louis arrives in Chicago with confidence after beating Detroit 6-0 at home Saturday and claiming a 4-3 shootout win at Nashville on Monday.
"It's our first road game of the year, we were down by a goal and end up tying it up and winning," center Jaden Schwartz said. "We had a little adversity there, and we came through so I think we can build on that."
Vladimir Tarasenko is looking to continue a brilliant start to his NHL career after getting one goal and two assists against the Predators, setting up Alex Pietrangelo's third-period tally that eventually forced overtime and the shootout. The 21-year-old right wing found the net twice against the Red Wings in his NHL debut.
"Vladi's playing really, really well right now," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "We've got a couple lines really playing well right now."
Brian Elliott is expected to be in net after replacing an ineffective Jaroslav Halak in the second period Monday and stopping all 13 shots he faced - not to mention both shootout attempts.
Elliott went 23-10-4 while setting franchise records with a 1.56 goals-against average and nine shutouts last season. He's 1-2-1 with a 2.21 GAA in four meetings with the Blackhawks, losing both visits to Chicago despite a 1.93 GAA.
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 5:17:14 AM EST|