|57||LOS ANGELES||+135||Ov 5,-105||+140||Ov 5,-105|
|58||ST LOUIS||-155||Un 5,-115||-160||Un 5,-115|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||2-5-0||-4||2-5||-4||3-3||2.3||33.6||3.1||27.6|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-4||1-4||-4||2-2||2.2||33.6||3.4||20.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||10||22||5||11||5||1||1||308||7.1%||46||5||10.9%||36|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||7||16||4||9||3||0||0||235||6.8%||31||3||9.7%||27|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||11||4||5||2||0||0||168||6.5%||19||4||21.1%||20|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||31||12||8||9||2||2||252||12.3%||44||9||20.5%||49|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||22||7||6||8||1||1||193||11.4%||33||8||24.2%||36|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||17||8||5||3||1||2||104||16.3%||17||5||29.4%||26|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (All Games)||1||0||21||17||81.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (Road Games)||1||0||21||17||81.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (Last 4 Games)||1||0||21||17||81.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JONATHAN QUICK (All Games)||10||10||230||205||89.1%||1||3-7||-5.8||3-7-0||-5||4-4|
|JONATHAN QUICK (Road Games)||7||7||171||154||90.1%||1||2-5||-4||2-5-0||-3||3-3|
|JONATHAN QUICK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||68||58||85.3%||1||1-3||-2.5||1-3-0||-2||2-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||3-3-0||-2.8||3-3||-2.8||5-1||3.5||30.7||3.5||19.0|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-6||1-4||-6||4-0||2.8||28.2||4.6||25.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||11||38||15||10||11||2||2||340||11.2%||41||15||36.6%||69|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||6||21||7||6||7||1||0||184||11.4%||24||9||37.5%||39|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||8||3||3||0||1||141||9.9%||20||8||40.0%||28|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||36||13||13||9||1||2||244||14.8%||40||10||25.0%||67|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||21||6||10||4||1||1||114||18.4%||15||3||20.0%||38|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||23||8||8||6||1||2||127||18.1%||16||4||25.0%||41|
|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 (Last 4 Games)||1||0||8||6||75.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (All Games)||8||6||163||139||85.3%||0||2-4||-4.8||2-4-0||-5||4-1|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (Home Games)||4||4||79||61||77.2%||0||1-3||-4.8||1-3-0||-5||4-0|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (Last 4 Games)||4||3||82||66||80.5%||0||0-3||-5.8||0-3-0||-6||3-0|
|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 (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|
|Average power rating of opponents played: LOS ANGELES 3.3, ST LOUIS 3.28|
|1/19/2013||CHICAGO||2-5||L||0, -125||L||5 ov||O|
|1/22/2013||at COLORADO||1-3||L||0, -125||L||5 ov||U|
|1/24/2013||at EDMONTON||1-2||L||0, -125||L||5 ov||U|
|1/26/2013||at PHOENIX||4-2||W||0, -135||W||5 ov||O|
|1/28/2013||VANCOUVER||3-2||W||0, -145||W||5 ov||P|
|1/31/2013||NASHVILLE||1-2||L||0, -155||L||5 un||U|
|2/2/2013||at ANAHEIM||4-7||L||0, -115||L||5 ov||O|
|2/5/2013||at COLUMBUS||4-2||W||0, -160||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/7/2013||at NASHVILLE||0-3||L||0, -115||L||5 un||U|
|2/10/2013||at DETROIT||2-3||L||0, -120||L||5 ov||P|
|2/11/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|2/17/2013||at CHICAGO|| |
|2/19/2013||at EDMONTON|| |
|2/20/2013||at CALGARY|| |
|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|
|2/7/2013||DETROIT||1-5||L||0, -200||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/9/2013||ANAHEIM||5-6||L||0, -185||L||5 ov||O|
|2/11/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|2/13/2013||at DETROIT|| |
|2/15/2013||at CALGARY|| |
|2/17/2013||at VANCOUVER|| |
|2/19/2013||SAN JOSE|| |
|2/20/2013||at COLORADO|| |
|LOS ANGELES: |
LAST SEASON: 40-27-15, 95 points. Won Stanley Cup.
COACH: Darryl Sutter, 2nd season with Kings, 25-13-11; 12th overall, 434-333-142 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Anthony Stewart.
LOST: RW Kevin Westgarth.
PLAYER TO WATCH: C Anze Kopitar. The Kings' leading scorer in five straight seasons injured his knee in Sweden shortly before the lockout ended. He's not expected to opening day, and if his injury lingers, Los Angeles' offense will be compromised.
OUTLOOK: With Kopitar, Jonathan Quick, Dustin Brown and every significant player returning from the first championship team in franchise history, the Stanley Cup holders believe their continuity in a short season gives them a strong chance at a repeat.
|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 (LOS ANGELES-ST LOUIS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Kings-Blues Preview* =====================
By JON PALMIERI STATS Editor
Los Angeles (3-4-2) at St. Louis (6-4-1), 8:00 p.m. EDT
The St. Louis Blues fulfilled high expectations through their first seven games of the season, but have been on a downward spiral since and it's not difficult to see why.
The Blues hope Jaroslav Halak's return can help them end a four-game losing streak Monday night when they host the Los Angeles Kings in the teams' first meeting since last season's Western Conference semifinals.
Halak was the one of the key pieces in St. Louis' impressive start, going 3-0-0 with a 2.10 goals-against average and two shutouts before suffering a groin strain in a 5-3 loss at Detroit on Feb. 1. That ended the Blues' four-game win streak and started the current skid, with Brian Elliott struggling to match Halak in net.
Elliott allowed five goals on 23 shots in a 6-5 shootout loss to Anaheim on Saturday, then four more on six shots in the tiebreaker. He is 0-3-1 with a 4.87 GAA in four appearances this month after leading the NHL with a 1.56 mark last season.
Coach Ken Hitchcock said Saturday that if Halak wasn't ready in time to face the Kings, he planned to give Jake Allen his first career start. Allen was assigned to Peoria, Ill., of the AHL on Sunday.
"He's not playing very good," Hitchcock told the team's official website about Elliott. "He'd be the first to tell you too. He's got to play better. A goalie is no different than a forward or a defenseman, they come in and out of the lineup based on performance and he's no different."
Chris Stewart and Alexander Steen each had a goal and two assists in Saturday's loss as St. Louis (6-4-1) broke out after totaling two goals in its previous two games. The Blues converted both of their power-play chances and are 8 for 20 with the man advantage in their last five contests.
"We competed for 65 minutes at a very high level," Hitchcock said. "We played a heck of a hockey game."
Hitchcock's team will look to exact a small measure of revenge after the Kings outscored the Blues 15-6 en route to a sweep in last season's conference semifinals. St. Louis did win three of four regular-season meetings, allowing only three goals.
Halak is 6-2-0 with a 1.70 GAA and two shutouts lifetime against Los Angeles, but sat out the playoff matchup with a lower-body injury.
This will be final stop on a five-game trip for the Kings (3-5-2), who are tied for last in the conference and have lost four of five.
Sunday's 3-2 defeat at Detroit may have been their most disheartening of the season. After Alec Martinez tied it 2-all with 53 seconds left in regulation, Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson scored on a slap shot with five seconds remaining.
Captain Dustin Brown remained positive after the Kings registered 47 shots - their most since they had 55 on April 10, 2010.
"Probably our best 60 minutes in a long time," Brown said. "Got to forget about the last 10 seconds."
Jonathan Quick went 4-0 with a 1.50 GAA in the playoff sweep of the Blues but is 3-8-1 lifetime against them in the regular season. Backup Jonathan Bernier made his only appearance this season in relief on Feb. 2.
Averaging 2.10 goals, the Kings are desperate for offense, and Anze Kopitar may be ready to provide some. He scored for the second time in three games Sunday and drew high praise from coach Darryl Sutter.
"I think it was Kopie's best game of the year," Sutter said. "He had some bounce in his game."
Kopitar and Brown both had two goals and four assists in the sweep of St. Louis.
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 11:50:51 AM EST|