|55||ST LOUIS||-105||Ov 5.5,+115||-110||Ov 5.5,+130|
|56||DETROIT||-115||Un 5.5,-135||-110||Un 5.5,-150|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||3-1-0||+2||3-1||+2||2-1||3.5||32.5||2.5||24.7|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3||4-1||+3||2-2||3.6||29.8||2.2||20.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||7||28||10||7||9||2||2||224||12.5%||26||9||34.6%||49|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||4||14||6||3||4||1||2||130||10.8%||12||4||33.3%||24|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||18||6||5||6||1||1||149||12.1%||19||4||21.1%||32|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||5||19||8||3||7||1||2||158||12.0%||18||9||50.0%||33|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||14||5||6||3||0||0||142||9.9%||28||7||25.0%||28|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||10||5||3||2||0||0||99||10.1%||17||5||29.4%||20|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||3||5||3||0||0||104||10.6%||18||5||27.8%||22|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||7||3||3||1||0||0||103||6.8%||21||4||19.0%||14|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (All Games)||4||3||81||73||90.1%||0||2-1||+1||2-1-0||+1||1-1|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (Road Games)||3||2||65||61||93.8%||0||1-1||0||1-1-0||0||0-1|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (vs. Division)||3||2||65||61||93.8%||0||1-1||0||1-1-0||0||0-1|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (Last 4 Games)||4||3||81||73||90.1%||0||2-1||+1||2-1-0||+1||1-1|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (All Games)||4||4||61||55||90.2%||2||4-0||+4||4-0-0||+4||3-1|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Road Games)||2||2||34||28||82.4%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||2-0|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (vs. Division)||3||3||38||35||92.1%||2||3-0||+3||3-0-0||+3||2-1|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||61||55||90.2%||2||4-0||+4||4-0-0||+4||3-1|
|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|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||2-1-0||+0.7||2-1||+0.7||1-2||3.3||31.3||2.0||28.0|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.7||3-2||+0.7||2-3||3.0||33.2||2.2||28.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||6||15||0||8||6||1||1||180||8.3%||32||3||9.4%||27|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||3||10||0||6||4||0||0||94||10.6%||15||3||20.0%||19|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||0||8||6||1||1||166||9.0%||28||3||10.7%||27|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||3||5||0||2||2||1||1||86||5.8%||17||0||0.0%||8|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||17||4||6||6||1||0||180||9.4%||30||8||26.7%||33|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||6||1||3||2||0||0||84||7.1%||15||1||6.7%||12|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||2||4||4||1||0||144||7.6%||25||4||16.0%||22|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||11||3||3||4||1||0||96||11.5%||15||7||46.7%||21|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (All Games)||1||0||8||7||87.5%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (vs. Division)||1||0||8||7||87.5%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Last 4 Games)||1||0||8||7||87.5%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JIMMY HOWARD (All Games)||6||6||172||156||90.7%||0||3-3||-0.3||3-3-0||0||3-3|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Home Games)||3||3||84||78||92.9%||0||2-1||+0.7||2-1-0||+1||1-2|
|JIMMY HOWARD (vs. Division)||3||3||88||78||88.6%||0||1-2||-1||1-2-0||-1||2-1|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||111||103||92.8%||0||2-2||-0.3||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|JOEY MACDONALD (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JOEY MACDONALD (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JOEY MACDONALD (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: ST LOUIS 3.01, DETROIT 3.01|
|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|
|1/24/2013||NASHVILLE||3-0||W||0, -175||W||5 ov||U|
|1/26/2013||at DALLAS||4-3||W||0, -165||W||5 ov||O|
|1/27/2013||MINNESOTA||5-4||W||0, -165||W||5 ov||O|
|1/31/2013||at COLUMBUS||4-1||W||0, -200||W||5 ov||P|
|2/1/2013||at DETROIT|| |
|2/11/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|1/19/2013||at ST LOUIS||0-6||L||0, +120||L||5 ov||O|
|1/21/2013||at COLUMBUS||4-3||W||0, -130||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/22/2013||DALLAS||1-2||L||0, -130||L||5.5 ev||U|
|1/25/2013||MINNESOTA||5-3||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||O|
|1/27/2013||at CHICAGO||1-2||L||0, +125||L||5.5 ov||U|
|1/29/2013||DALLAS||4-1||W||0, -165||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/1/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
|2/2/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|2/7/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|2/10/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|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: 48-28-6, 102 points. Lost to Nashville 4-1 in first round.
COACH: Mike Babcock, 8th season with Red Wings, 352-154-68; 10th overall, 421-216-19 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Damien Brunner, RW Mikael Samuelsson, RW Jordin Tootoo, G Jonas Gustavsson, D Carlo Colaiacovo.
LOST: D Nicklas Lidstrom, D Brad Stuart, LW Jiri Hudler, LW Tomas Holmstrom.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Brunner. The 26-year-old rookie led the Swiss league with 60 points last season. He might get a lot of chances to produce on a line with Henrik Zetterberg, a teammate overseas during the lockout, and Pavel Datsyuk.
OUTLOOK: Without Lidstrom and Stuart on the blue line, extending the franchise's postseason streak to 22 will be quite a challenge. The Red Wings, though, have a shot to be better offensively and in net with a series of subtle moves after failing to make a splash in the summer when free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter turned down their offers to play together in Minnesota.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (ST LOUIS-DETROIT) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Blues-Red Wings Preview* =========================
By JORDAN GARRETSON STATS Writer
St. Louis (5-1-0) at Detroit (3-2-1), 7:30 p.m. EDT
The St. Louis Blues continue to get contributions from nearly everyone they put on the ice, and with it, their best start to a season in 15 years.
St. Louis will try for its fifth straight win on Friday night when it visits the Detroit Red Wings, who will be looking to avenge their worst season-opening loss in over half a century.
The Blues (6-1-0) can match their 7-1-0 start from the 1997-98 season with a win. After the team's only loss of the season to Chicago on Jan. 22, they've responded with four straight victories, including a 4-1 win at Columbus on Thursday.
St. Louis tallied three goals in the game's first 14 minutes. All four scores came from a different player, and seven players recorded an assist.
It was another example of offensive depth for the Blues, who have three players with at least four goals and five others with at least four assists.
"That's what our whole team is about," said defenseman Barret Jackman, who scored his second goal less than three minutes into the game. "We're not a team that relies on three or six guys. It's going to be a team effort every night. Some guys put the puck in the net one night and it's going to be picked up by other guys another night."
Rookie Vladimir Tarasenko leads the team - and all first-year players - with five goals after scoring St. Louis' third goal Thursday. The Blues' first-round pick in the 2010 draft, Tarasenko also has four assists in his first seven games.
Detroit (3-2-1) has won two of three since starting 1-2-0, which included a 6-0 loss to St. Louis on Jan. 19 that was the Red Wings' worst season-opening defeat since 1958.
They notched a 4-1 win over Dallas on Tuesday behind two goals from Valtteri Filppula and Pavel Datsyuk's two assists.
Though the Red Wings have been outscored 4-0 in the first period this season, the team's penalty kill continues to improve.
Detroit gave up six goals on the opponents' 12 power-play opportunities in the first two games, including four on five chances against St. Louis. Coach Mike Babcock's squad has allowed two on 18 chances over four games since.
The Red Wings were 18th in the league last year, successfully defending 81.8 percent of opponents' power plays.
"I really like the direction that it's going," Babcock told the club's official website. "We still are making some mistakes, like we made a huge mistake in Chicago, gave up a freebie. You can't do that. We're a work-in-progress. We're spending a lot of time on specialty teams, an inordinate amount of time, actually. ... We have to have top 10 specialty teams, not bottom 10."
Detroit forward Darren Helm likely won't play until next week after missing two straight games with a back ailment.
The Red Wings won the teams' final four meetings last season before their opening-night matchup. St. Louis had tallied just five goals in those four contests before scoring six in the opener. Detroit has won three straight and six of seven meetings at Joe Louis Arena.
|Last Updated: 12/17/2014 10:24:48 PM EST|