|69||DETROIT||+150||Ov 5.5,+105||+155||Ov 5.5,+120|
|70||ST LOUIS||-170||Un 5.5,-125||-175||Un 5.5,-140|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||1-3-0||-2.4||1-3||-2.4||3-1||1.7||30.0||3.7||31.0|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.8||2-3||-1.8||2-3||2.6||29.6||2.8||26.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||9||23||3||9||10||1||2||271||8.5%||49||6||12.2%||41|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||4||7||1||2||3||1||1||120||5.8%||22||0||0.0%||11|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||3||3||7||0||1||148||8.8%||29||4||13.8%||23|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||5||12||3||2||6||1||2||151||7.9%||30||2||6.7%||20|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||28||9||10||8||1||0||257||10.9%||43||13||30.2%||50|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||15||4||5||5||1||0||124||12.1%||18||8||44.4%||27|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||6||5||2||1||0||130||10.8%||21||6||28.6%||23|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||18||6||6||5||1||0||150||12.0%||23||10||43.5%||33|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (All Games)||1||0||8||7||87.5%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Road Games)||1||0||8||7||87.5%||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)||9||9||249||222||89.2%||0||4-5||-2.2||4-5-0||-2||5-4|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Road Games)||4||4||116||102||87.9%||0||1-3||-2.4||1-3-0||-2||3-1|
|JIMMY HOWARD (vs. Division)||5||5||142||125||88.0%||0||2-3||-1.4||2-3-0||-1||4-1|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||103||91||88.3%||0||2-2||-0.8||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|JOEY MACDONALD (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JOEY MACDONALD (Road 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|
|PETR MRAZEK (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|PETR MRAZEK (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|PETR MRAZEK (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|PETR MRAZEK (Last 4 Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||3-1-0||+1||3-1||+1||3-1||3.7||31.5||2.5||15.5|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||-0.1||3-2||-0.1||4-0||3.4||29.8||3.8||22.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||9||32||12||9||9||2||2||282||11.3%||36||12||33.3%||57|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||4||15||4||5||5||1||0||126||11.9%||19||6||31.6%||27|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||7||6||3||1||1||149||11.4%||23||5||21.7%||32|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||7||23||10||5||7||1||2||216||10.6%||28||12||42.9%||41|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||25||10||8||7||0||1||192||13.0%||38||10||26.3%||49|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||10||3||5||2||0||0||62||16.1%||13||3||23.1%||20|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||19||7||6||6||0||1||114||16.7%||21||7||33.3%||37|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||18||8||5||5||0||1||153||11.8%||31||7||22.6%||35|
|JAKE ALLEN (All Games)||1||0||8||6||75.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JAKE ALLEN (Home Games)||1||0||8||6||75.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JAKE ALLEN (vs. Division)||1||0||8||6||75.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JAKE ALLEN (Last 4 Games)||1||0||8||6||75.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (All Games)||6||4||111||97||87.4%||0||2-2||-1||2-2-0||-1||2-1|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (Home Games)||2||2||27||19||70.4%||0||1-1||-1||1-1-0||-1||2-0|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (vs. Division)||5||3||95||85||89.5%||0||1-2||-2||1-2-0||-2||1-1|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (Last 4 Games)||4||3||71||60||84.5%||0||2-1||0||2-1-0||0||2-0|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (All Games)||5||5||72||64||88.9%||2||4-1||+2.8||4-1-0||+3||4-1|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Home Games)||2||2||27||27||100.0%||2||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||1-1|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (vs. Division)||4||4||49||44||89.8%||2||3-1||+1.8||3-1-0||+2||3-1|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||58||50||86.2%||1||3-1||+1.8||3-1-0||+2||3-1|
|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: DETROIT 3, ST LOUIS 3.19|
|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||5-3||W||0, -105||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/2/2013||at COLUMBUS||2-4||L||0, -135||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/5/2013||CALGARY||1-4||L||0, -150||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/7/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|2/10/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|2/13/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
|2/17/2013||at MINNESOTA|| |
|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||3-5||L||0, -115||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/5/2013||NASHVILLE||1-6||L||0, -200||L||5 un||O|
|2/11/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|2/13/2013||at DETROIT|| |
|2/15/2013||at CALGARY|| |
|2/17/2013||at VANCOUVER|| |
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.
|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 (DETROIT-ST LOUIS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Red Wings-Blues Preview* =========================
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO STATS Writer
Detroit (4-4-1) at St. Louis (6-3-0), 8:00 p.m. EDT
The Detroit Red Wings' defensive issues can be partially traced to their poor penalty-killing unit.
Leaking goals is a more recent problem for the St. Louis Blues, but both clubs are staring at a potential three-game slide.
The Red Wings and Blues are looking to show improvement defensively Thursday night when they meet for the third time already this season.
Detroit (4-4-1) opened the season with a 6-0 loss at St. Louis (6-3-0) on Jan. 19, allowing the Blues to go 4 for 5 on the power play. The Red Wings weren't much better in the latest meeting with the reigning Central Division champion on Friday, giving up two more power-play goals in a 5-3 home win.
Of the 28 goals Detroit has surrendered, a league-high 13 have come on the man-advantage.
They've also allowed a league-high two short-handed goals - one to the Blues in the opener.
The penalty kill did Detroit no favors again Tuesday, giving up two goals, with one putting the Red Wings behind by two in the opening period of a 4-1 home defeat to Calgary. That came three days after they blew an early lead by giving up three straight goals in a 4-2 loss at last-place Columbus.
"Catch-up hockey is losing hockey," coach Mike Babcock told the team's official website. "You can't start from behind. You have to start from ahead; that's what you want to do and get playing right from the get-go."
St. Louis is feeling frustrated since they followed last week's defeat to the Red Wings with Tuesday's 6-1 loss to Nashville to open this four-game homestand.
"This is a team loss that has been coming for a little while," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "We're allowing the other teams' competitiveness to frustrate us. And it pushes us into individual hockey rather than team hockey."
The Blues haven't dropped three straight in regulation since a four-game skid from Feb. 27-March 5, 2011.
Vladimir Tarasenko will try to help keep them from getting closer to that mark by rebounding from just his second pointless performance this season. The 21-year-old rookie right wing leads St. Louis with 10 points, and three of them have come against the Red Wings, including a two-goal effort in the season opener.
Patrick Berglund is tied with Tarasenko for the team lead with five goals, but he was kept off the scoresheet by the Predators after finding the net four times over the previous five games.
The center has scored in both meetings with Detroit, and he's managed six goals and two assists in the past nine home matchups.
It's unclear if Berglund and Tarasenko will be facing Jimmy Howard, who is expected to be rested at some point during this stretch of three games in four days.
After visiting St. Louis, the Red Wings face Edmonton in the opener of a four-game homestand Saturday before meeting Los Angeles a day later.
Detroit follows that Wednesday with another meeting versus the Blues.
Howard has played all nine games, and he's 1-2 this month, compiling a 3.67 goals-against average and .857 save percentage.
"Obviously, he's been getting too much (work)," Babcock said.
Howard has lost three of his last four starts at St. Louis, and allowed five goals on 28 shots in the season opener before being pulled early in the third period for Jonas Gustavsson.
Since Gustavsson has an injured groin, Petr Mrazek could be in line for his NHL debut. He went 16-7-3 with a 2.26 GAA in 25 games with Grand Rapids of the AHL before being recalled Monday.
|Last Updated: 12/19/2014 7:59:13 AM EST|