|61||NASHVILLE||+145||Ov 5,-120||+150||Ov 5,-120|
|62||ST LOUIS||-165||Un 5,+100||-170||Un 5,+100|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||1-0-0||+1.4||1-0||+1.4||0-1||3.0||26.0||1.0||30.0|
|Last 5 Games||1-2-0||-1.4||1-2||-1.4||1-2||2.7||28.0||2.7||32.3|
|Team Stats (All Games)||3||8||5||1||2||0||0||84||9.5%||10||4||40.0%||13|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||1||3||1||0||2||0||0||26||11.5%||3||1||33.3%||3|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||3||8||5||1||2||0||0||84||9.5%||10||4||40.0%||13|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||2||5||4||1||0||0||0||58||8.6%||7||3||42.9%||10|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||8||4||1||1||2||2||97||8.2%||7||2||28.6%||12|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||1||1||0||0||0||0||30||3.3%||3||0||0.0%||2|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||8||4||1||1||2||2||97||8.2%||7||2||28.6%||12|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||7||3||1||1||2||2||67||10.4%||4||2||50.0%||10|
|CHRIS MASON (All Games)||1||1||30||29||96.7%||0||1-0||+1.4||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|CHRIS MASON (Road Games)||1||1||30||29||96.7%||0||1-0||+1.4||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|CHRIS MASON (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CHRIS MASON (Last 4 Games)||1||1||30||29||96.7%||0||1-0||+1.4||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|PEKKA RINNE (All Games)||2||2||67||62||92.5%||0||0-2||-2.7||0-2-0||-3||1-1|
|PEKKA RINNE (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|PEKKA RINNE (vs. Division)||2||2||67||62||92.5%||0||0-2||-2.7||0-2-0||-3||1-1|
|PEKKA RINNE (Last 4 Games)||2||2||67||62||92.5%||0||0-2||-2.7||0-2-0||-3||1-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||1-0-0||+1||1-0||+1||1-0||6.0||36.0||0.0||14.0|
|Last 5 Games||2-1-0||+1||2-1||+1||2-1||4.0||36.3||2.0||21.7|
|Team Stats (All Games)||3||12||4||2||5||1||1||109||11.0%||9||6||66.7%||21|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||1||6||2||2||2||0||0||36||16.7%||5||4||80.0%||11|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||3||12||4||2||5||1||1||109||11.0%||9||6||66.7%||21|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||3||12||4||2||5||1||1||109||11.0%||9||6||66.7%||21|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||6||3||2||1||0||0||65||9.2%||13||3||23.1%||12|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||0||0||0||0||0||0||14||0.0%||4||0||0.0%||0|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||6||3||2||1||0||0||65||9.2%||13||3||23.1%||12|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||6||3||2||1||0||0||65||9.2%||13||3||23.1%||12|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (All Games)||2||1||40||37||92.5%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (vs. Division)||2||1||40||37||92.5%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (Last 4 Games)||2||1||40||37||92.5%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (All Games)||2||2||25||22||88.0%||1||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||2-0|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Home Games)||1||1||14||14||100.0%||1||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 (Home 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|
|Average power rating of opponents played: NASHVILLE 3.11, ST LOUIS 3.36|
|1/19/2013||COLUMBUS||2-3||L||0, -170||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/21/2013||ST LOUIS||3-4||L||0, +105||L||5 ov||O|
|1/22/2013||at MINNESOTA||3-1||W||0, +135||W||5 ov||U|
|1/24/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|1/26/2013||at ANAHEIM|| |
|1/28/2013||at PHOENIX|| |
|1/31/2013||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|2/2/2013||at SAN JOSE|| |
|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||2-3||L||0, +105||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/26/2013||at DALLAS|| |
|1/31/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|2/1/2013||at DETROIT|| |
LAST SEASON: 48-26-8, 104 points. Lost to Phoenix 4-1 in Western semifinals.
COACH: Barry Trotz, 14th season, all with Predators, 503-424-60.
ADDED: D Scott Hannan, G Chris Mason. Re-signed forwards Mike Fisher, Sergei Kostitsyn, Colin Wilson and Paul Gaustad to multi-year deals along with D Hal Gill and Kevin Klein.
LOST: D Ryan Suter, F Jordin Tootoo, D Francis Bouillon, F Alex Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn.
PLAYER TO WATCH: D Roman Josi. The Predators will start pairing the 22-year-old defenseman with captain Shea Weber trying to replace Suter, who averaged a team-high 26 minutes and 30 seconds of ice time per game last season. Josi averaged 18:23 with the Predators going 34-15-3 with him in the lineup last season and 14-11-5 without him.
OUTLOOK: With Weber and goalie Pekka Rinne now signed through the next six years, the Predators believe that core and youth has them primed to build on consecutive trips to the Western Conference semifinals and get them to the Stanley Cup.
|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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (NASHVILLE-ST LOUIS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Predators-Blues Preview* =========================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Nashville (1-0-2) at St. Louis (2-1-0), 8:00 p.m. EDT
The NHL's 48-game lockout-shortened schedule will make teams plenty familiar with each other by the time the playoffs roll around in just a few months.
The St. Louis Blues and Nashville Predators are getting a taste of that early.
St. Louis seeks a fourth straight victory over visiting Nashville when the Central Division rivals meet for the second time in four days Thursday night.
Teams will ly others within their own conference for the first time since a lockout also shortened the 1994-95 season to 48 games.
St. Louis defeated Nashville 4-3 in a shootout Monday, marking the second time in the last three meetings the teams have played past overtime. The Predators lost their first two games in the shootout before defeating Minnesota 3-1 on Tuesday.
Nick Spaling, David Legwand and Martin Erat, who had two assists versus the Blues (2-1-0) and has two goals and four assists in his last five in the series, netted goals against the Wild as Nashville (1-0-2) began a franchise record-tying seven-game road trip.
"It's a big win. (Monday) was a tough game for us, (and) I was really concerned we weren't going to have much," coach Barry Trotz told the team's official website. "It showed early, we didn't have our legs, but as we got through the first period, I think our game got better and better."
Pekka Rinne, who rested in favor of Chris Mason on Tuesday, made 36 saves versus St. Louis and is 4-1-2 with a 1.78 goals-against average in his last seven games in the series.
The Predators haven't lost in regulation when Rinne makes at least 35 saves since Dec. 26, 2010, going 25-0-3 in such games. He may be in net again after Alex Pietrangelo beat him for the tying goal with less than eight minutes remaining in the third period Monday.
"That's the type of game you're going to see St. Louis and Nashville battle. You've got to bring it," Trotz said following that contest.
The Blues are coming off a 3-2 loss to Chicago on Tuesday, getting outplayed for the majority of the first two periods in the second game of a back-to-back.
"It's part of the situation with the schedule the way it is," said Andy McDonald, who had a goal and an assist versus Nashville and scored again Tuesday. "We roll four lines and we've got 16 who can play, so there's no reason fatigue should be a factor."
Coach Ken Hitchcock wasn't pleased with the overall performance but lauded Brian Elliott, who made 24 saves after earning the victory over the Predators in relief of Jaroslav Halak.
"We can't play this way and expect to win hockey games," Hitchcock said. "We'll have to smarten up to get to the next level."
The Blues, though, converted one of their two power-play chances and improved to 6 for 9 on the season.
Nashville scored twice with the man advantage against St. Louis after going 3 for 21 in the previous 11 meetings.
St. Louis is 3-1-1 in the last five home matchups with the Predators.
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 5:18:41 AM EST|