|53||ST LOUIS||+120||Ov 5.5,+100||+105||Ov 5.5,+100|
|54||DETROIT||-140||Un 5.5,-120||-125||Un 5.5,-120|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||3-2-0||+0.8||3-2||+0.8||3-1||3.4||31.2||3.0||26.0|
|Last 5 Games||0-5-0||-8.6||0-5||-8.6||4-0||2.2||27.6||5.2||25.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||12||39||15||11||11||2||2||362||10.8%||46||16||34.8%||71|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||5||17||8||4||4||1||2||156||10.9%||17||6||35.3%||30|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||11||5||4||2||0||0||138||8.0%||20||7||35.0%||22|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||8||24||10||6||7||1||2||243||9.9%||31||13||41.9%||43|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||40||14||15||10||1||2||267||15.0%||45||11||24.4%||74|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||15||7||3||5||0||1||130||11.5%||25||7||28.0%||29|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||26||9||9||7||1||2||125||20.8%||17||4||23.5%||46|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||23||10||7||6||0||1||182||12.6%||32||7||21.9%||43|
|JAKE ALLEN (All Games)||1||0||8||6||75.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JAKE ALLEN (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||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)||9||7||186||158||84.9%||0||2-5||-6.4||2-5-0||-7||4-1|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (Road Games)||4||2||84||78||92.9%||0||1-1||0||1-1-0||0||0-1|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (vs. Division)||6||4||124||109||87.9%||0||1-3||-4||1-3-0||-4||2-1|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (Last 4 Games)||4||4||86||68||79.1%||0||0-4||-7.4||0-4-0||-8||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 (Road Games)||3||3||45||37||82.2%||0||2-1||+0.8||2-1-0||+1||3-0|
|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 (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)||5-2-0||+2.2||5-2||+2.2||2-4||3.0||30.3||2.3||29.1|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.8||3-2||+0.8||2-2||2.6||30.0||2.4||29.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||12||33||7||12||13||1||2||361||9.1%||61||9||14.8%||57|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||7||21||4||8||9||0||1||212||9.9%||38||9||23.7%||38|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||5||4||4||0||0||150||8.7%||21||4||19.0%||21|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||6||17||5||4||7||1||2||180||9.4%||31||2||6.5%||28|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||32||10||12||9||1||0||355||9.0%||57||15||26.3%||57|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||16||6||6||4||0||0||204||7.8%||36||6||16.7%||28|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||12||4||5||3||0||0||149||8.1%||22||5||22.7%||18|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||19||6||7||5||1||0||177||10.7%||26||11||42.3%||35|
|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)||11||11||320||290||90.6%||0||6-5||-0.2||6-5-0||0||5-5|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Home Games)||7||7||204||188||92.2%||0||5-2||+2.2||5-2-0||+2||2-4|
|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||122||111||91.0%||0||2-2||-0.8||2-2-0||0||1-2|
|PETR MRAZEK (All Games)||1||1||27||26||96.3%||0||1-0||+1.7||1-0-0||+2||1-0|
|PETR MRAZEK (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|PETR MRAZEK (vs. Division)||1||1||27||26||96.3%||0||1-0||+1.7||1-0-0||+2||1-0|
|PETR MRAZEK (Last 4 Games)||1||1||27||26||96.3%||0||1-0||+1.7||1-0-0||+2||1-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: ST LOUIS 3.38, DETROIT 3|
|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||1-4||L||0, -160||L||5 ov||P|
|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|| |
|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||5-1||W||0, +170||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/9/2013||EDMONTON||2-1||W||0, -170||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/10/2013||LOS ANGELES||3-2||W||0, +100||W||5 ov||P|
|2/13/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
|2/17/2013||at MINNESOTA|| |
|2/19/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
|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* =========================
St. Louis (6-5-1) at Detroit (7-4-1), 7:30 p.m. EDT
Plenty has changed since the St. Louis Blues dominated the Detroit Red Wings in the teams' season opener.
The Red Wings have taken two meetings since that poor effort and won a season-high three straight overall as they try to hand the visiting Blues a sixth consecutive defeat Wednesday night.
St. Louis (6-5-1) was spectacular in a 6-0 home victory over Detroit on Jan. 19, but the Blues have lost twice to the Red Wings (7-4-1) during their 0-4-1 slide. They'll be trying to avoid dropping six in a row for the first time since a 0-5-2 skid Dec. 26, 2009-Jan. 7, 2010.
"It's an easy time to beat everybody up," St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock said. "We're not playing with the sense of urgency collectively throughout our lineup necessary to win in the National Hockey League."
Detroit has won four straight home matchups with St. Louis, the most recent a 5-3 victory Feb. 1. Henrik Zetterberg matched a career high with five points in that contest, and he's among the league leaders with 13 assists and 18 points.
The Red Wings also won 5-1 at St. Louis last Thursday, as Petr Mrazek made 26 saves in his NHL debut with Jimmy Howard getting a night off.
That started this win streak for Detroit, which has taken the first two of a four-game homestand with one-goal victories over Edmonton on Saturday and Los Angeles on Sunday.
Pavel Datsyuk scored in both contests after going three games without a point.
"When I watch Pavel Datsyuk play, all I think about is how much will he has and how determined he is," coach Mike Babcock told the Red Wings' official website. "He just keeps coming. He doesn't care who it is or who he's playing. The best of the best are ultra-competitive and they bring it every single day."
While the Red Wings are playing well at home, the Blues completed an 0-3-1 homestand with a 4-1 defeat to the Kings on Monday.
Jaroslav Halak was scheduled to make his first start since leaving the Feb. 1 outing against Detroit with a groin strain. Halak, though, re-aggravated the injury and struggling Brian Elliott made 19 saves on 23 shots.
Now the Blues hope to regroup on a three-game trip.
"This is the homestand from hell," Hitchcock said. "We lost our goalie, we didn't play as well and now we've got to take this onto the road and we've got to be much more accountable to each other."
Elliott has gone 0-3-0 with a 3.03 goals-against average in three career starts at Detroit, while Halak is 1-3-0 with a 4.48 GAA in his five there.
Howard has posted a 1.86 GAA in winning seven straight home starts versus St. Louis.
The Blues have converted on a league-leading 34.8 percent of their power plays, including 7 for 13 against the Red WIngs. Their woes occur at even strength.
"All our scoring chances against good teams come on the power play," Hitchcock said. "They don't come 5-on-5. Well, you have to really dig in 5-on-5 against good hockey clubs to create scoring opportunities. And we don't get those."
|Last Updated: 12/18/2014 5:34:36 AM EST|