|69||COLUMBUS||+190||Ov 5.5,+100||+195||Ov 5.5,+110|
|70||ST LOUIS||-230||Un 5.5,-120||-235||Un 5.5,-130|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||2-6-0||-3||2-6||-3||2-6||1.9||23.7||3.2||30.7|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||+0.1||2-3||+0.1||2-3||3.0||24.0||2.8||28.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||17||39||11||12||15||1||1||454||8.6%||72||10||13.9%||69|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||8||15||5||4||5||1||1||190||7.9%||28||3||10.7%||25|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||5||3||7||0||0||120||12.5%||17||3||17.6%||27|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||6||16||4||5||6||1||1||164||9.8%||24||6||25.0%||27|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||53||20||12||19||2||4||498||10.6%||69||12||17.4%||94|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||26||13||3||10||0||1||246||10.6%||30||6||20.0%||46|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||7||2||5||0||1||143||9.8%||22||5||22.7%||23|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||17||9||3||4||1||2||189||9.0%||26||3||11.5%||28|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (All Games)||10||10||264||238||90.2%||1||3-7||-3.2||3-7-0||-2||2-7|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (Road Games)||5||5||143||130||90.9%||1||2-3||0||2-3-0||0||0-5|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (vs. Division)||4||4||117||107||91.5%||0||2-2||+1||2-2-0||+2||1-2|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (Last 4 Games)||4||4||94||85||90.4%||0||1-3||-1.6||1-3-0||-2||0-4|
|STEVE MASON (All Games)||8||7||231||208||90.0%||0||2-5||-2.2||2-5-0||-2||5-2|
|STEVE MASON (Road Games)||3||3||102||90||88.2%||0||0-3||-3||0-3-0||-3||2-1|
|STEVE MASON (vs. Division)||3||2||71||66||93.0%||0||1-1||+0.1||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|STEVE MASON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||126||114||90.5%||0||2-2||+0.8||2-2-0||+1||4-0|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ALLEN YORK (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ALLEN YORK (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ALLEN YORK (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||3-5-0||-5.8||3-5||-5.8||5-2||2.9||29.0||3.4||20.2|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.7||3-2||+0.7||3-2||2.8||26.4||2.2||25.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||17||53||22||14||13||4||3||494||10.7%||60||19||31.7%||93|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||8||23||8||7||7||1||0||232||9.9%||32||10||31.2%||43|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||7||3||2||2||1||132||10.6%||14||3||21.4%||22|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||9||28||11||8||7||2||2||268||10.4%||34||14||41.2%||49|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||51||18||18||13||2||2||393||13.0%||62||14||22.6%||91|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||27||7||13||6||1||1||162||16.7%||24||4||16.7%||49|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||4||3||3||1||0||126||8.7%||17||3||17.6%||17|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||26||12||8||6||0||1||200||13.0%||36||7||19.4%||48|
|JAKE ALLEN (All Games)||5||4||114||102||89.5%||0||3-1||+2||3-1-0||+2||3-1|
|JAKE ALLEN (Home Games)||2||1||33||29||87.9%||0||0-1||-1.3||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|JAKE ALLEN (vs. Division)||2||1||26||21||80.8%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|JAKE ALLEN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||106||96||90.6%||0||3-1||+2||3-1-0||+2||3-1|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (All Games)||9||7||186||158||84.9%||0||2-5||-6.4||2-5-0||-7||4-1|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (Home Games)||5||5||102||80||78.4%||0||1-4||-6.4||1-4-0||-7||4-0|
|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)||6||6||92||83||90.2%||3||4-2||+1.6||4-2-0||+2||4-2|
|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||67||61||91.0%||2||2-2||-0.4||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|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: COLUMBUS 3.16, ST LOUIS 3.12|
|1/28/2013||DALLAS||2-1||W||0, +100||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/29/2013||at MINNESOTA||2-3||L||0, +170||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/31/2013||ST LOUIS||1-4||L||0, +170||L||5 ov||P|
|2/2/2013||DETROIT||4-2||W||0, +115||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/5/2013||LOS ANGELES||2-4||L||0, +140||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/7/2013||CALGARY||3-4||L||0, +100||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/10/2013||EDMONTON||1-3||L||0, -115||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/11/2013||SAN JOSE||6-2||W||0, +165||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/15/2013||at LOS ANGELES||1-2||L||0, +155||L||5 ov||U|
|2/16/2013||at PHOENIX||3-5||L||0, +190||L||5 ov||O|
|2/18/2013||at ANAHEIM||2-3||L||0, +170||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/21/2013||at DETROIT||3-2||W||0, +150||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/23/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|2/24/2013||at CHICAGO|| |
|3/1/2013||at CHICAGO|| |
|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||4-3||W||0, +100||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/15/2013||at CALGARY||5-2||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/17/2013||at VANCOUVER||4-3||W||0, +125||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/19/2013||SAN JOSE||1-2||L||0, -130||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/20/2013||at COLORADO||0-1||L||0, -125||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/3/2013||at DALLAS|| |
|3/5/2013||at LOS ANGELES|| |
LAST SEASON: 29-46-7, 65 points. Missed playoffs by finishing last in the Western Conference.
COACH: Todd Richards, 2nd season with Blue Jackets, interim head coach last year, 18-21-2; 4th overall, 95-92-18 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Brandon Dubinsky, GT Sergei Bobrovsky, LW Nick Foligno, C Artem Anisimov, D Adrian Aucoin, D Tim Erixon.
LOST: RW Rick Nash; C Samuel Pahlsson; D Marc Methot; D Grant Clitsome; GT Curtis Sanford; D Brett Lebda.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Bobrovsky. Acquired in trade with Philadelphia, he'll likely either take over the starting job or push Steve Mason, who won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year in the Blue Jackets' only playoff year in 2009 but has struggled in the past three seasons.
OUTLOOK: Coming off the worst record in the league, and with captain and lone offensive star Nash asking for a trade, the Blue Jackets transformed their roster by dealing him to the New York Rangers along with a minor-league defenseman and a third-round pick for Dubinsky, Anisimov, Erixon and a first-round pick. With three first-rounders this summer, new team president John Davidson is building for the future. These 48 games are hoped to be a first step back toward respectability.
|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 (COLUMBUS-ST LOUIS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Blue Jackets-Blues Preview* ============================
Columbus (5-10-2) at St. Louis (9-6-2), 8:00 p.m. EDT
Maybe Jaroslav Halak can help the St. Louis Blues avoid their longest home losing streak in six seasons.
Halak is expected to make his first home start in more than a month Saturday night, although the Blues will be without star rookie Vladimir Tarasenko when they meet the lowly Columbus Blue Jackets.
St. Louis (9-6-2) has gone 0-4-1 in its last five at home and is trying to avert its longest dry spell at home since an 0-6-1 slide Nov. 25-Dec. 17, 2006.
The Blues have totaled one goal in back-to-back overall defeats, but a bright spot came Wednesday when Halak returned and made 19 saves in a 1-0 overtime loss at Colorado. He had missed seven games with a groin injury.
"It's always great to be back, back on the ice and playing games and being around the team," Halak said. "Obviously, I'm not happy with the result."
Halak's last start at home was Jan. 24. He is 15-1-1 with a 1.40 goals-against average in his last 17 regular-season home starts.
His lone regulation defeat in that span was a 5-2 loss to Columbus (5-10-2) on March 31. The Blues went 13-1-1 at home against the Blue Jackets in 15 meetings prior to that defeat.
Tarasenko has been placed on injured reserve after leaving Wednesday's loss with a towel draped over his mouth following a hit from Mark Olver near the boards. He is third among rookies with 12 points.
Although the Blue Jackets are once again at the bottom of the Western Conference, they are 2-0-0 on the road against Central Division foes. They ended a six-game road slide with a 3-2 victory over Detroit on Thursday.
Derek Dorsett and Vinny Prospal had third-period goals as Columbus rallied after falling behind 2-0 in the game's first three minutes. The victory was the Blue Jackets' first on the road since the Jan. 19 season opener against Nashville.
"It shows something as far as the battle and sticking with it," coach Todd Richards said. "But again, we've talked about this, we can't keep doing this to ourselves."
Blue Jackets center Artem Anisimov was taken off on a stretcher after being struck in the head by Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey. Anisimov is alert and stable.
St. Louis won the first meeting between these teams, 4-1 at Columbus on Jan. 31. Sergei Bobrovsky was pulled from that contest after allowing three goals on 11 first-period shots.
That started an 0-4-1 stretch for Bobrovsky in which he posted a 3.35 GAA before making 28 saves Thursday for his first win since Jan. 28.
The Blues are converting a league-high 31.7 percent of the time on power plays. St. Louis, however, has gone 0 for 7 over a season-high three straight games without a power-play tally.
Blues center Patrik Berglund's career-best four-game goal streak ended against the Avalanche.
Alex Steen has seven points in a six-game run against Columbus. He leads St. Louis with 15 points.
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 8:39:23 PM EST|