|65||ST LOUIS||+115||Ov 5.5,+120||+105||Ov 5.5,+130|
|66||VANCOUVER||-135||Un 5.5,-140||-125||Un 5.5,-150|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||8-6-0||+1.8||8-6||+1.8||10-2||3.4||28.4||3.1||25.7|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3.1||4-1||+3.1||3-2||3.0||27.6||2.0||28.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||28||85||30||25||24||6||4||776||11.0%||93||23||24.7%||150|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||14||47||20||12||11||4||3||398||11.8%||42||11||26.2%||82|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||3||4||6||2||1||138||10.9%||18||3||16.7%||25|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||80||27||25||26||2||3||679||11.8%||101||19||18.8%||142|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||44||16||10||17||1||2||360||12.2%||61||14||23.0%||77|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||10||2||4||4||0||1||144||6.9%||17||3||17.6%||20|
|JAKE ALLEN (All Games)||10||9||262||241||92.0%||1||8-1||+7||8-1-0||+7||6-3|
|JAKE ALLEN (Road Games)||5||5||132||118||89.4%||0||5-0||+5.4||5-0-0||+5||5-0|
|JAKE ALLEN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||122||116||95.1%||1||4-0||+4.1||4-0-0||+4||2-2|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (All Games)||11||8||221||188||85.1%||0||2-6||-7.6||2-6-0||-8||4-1|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (Road Games)||6||3||119||108||90.8%||0||1-2||-1.2||1-2-0||-1||0-1|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (Last 4 Games)||4||3||81||67||82.7%||0||0-3||-4.6||0-3-0||-5||1-0|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (All Games)||11||11||194||171||88.1%||3||6-5||+0.5||6-5-0||+1||7-4|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Road Games)||6||6||107||90||84.1%||1||2-4||-2.4||2-4-0||-2||5-1|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||82||69||84.1%||0||1-3||-2.1||1-3-0||-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|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||7-8-0||-5.8||7-8||-5.8||8-6||3.0||29.7||2.9||28.3|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-2.7||2-3||-2.7||3-2||2.8||31.6||3.4||28.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||28||78||24||30||20||4||5||818||9.5%||107||15||14.0%||122|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||15||45||13||20||10||2||4||445||10.1%||57||9||15.8%||70|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||4||5||4||1||2||158||8.9%||18||1||5.6%||22|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||80||19||30||25||6||7||787||10.2%||101||19||18.8%||124|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||44||9||17||15||3||4||424||10.4%||51||9||17.6%||67|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||17||4||5||8||0||0||143||11.9%||14||3||21.4%||29|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (All Games)||15||14||384||347||90.4%||1||7-7||-3||7-7-0||-2||5-8|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Home Games)||9||8||229||208||90.8%||1||4-4||-2.2||4-4-0||-2||3-5|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Last 4 Games)||4||4||111||98||88.3%||0||2-2||-1.4||2-2-0||-2||2-2|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (All Games)||14||14||401||365||91.0%||0||6-8||-5.5||6-8-0||-6||8-4|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Home Games)||7||7||194||175||90.2%||0||3-4||-3.6||3-4-0||-4||5-1|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||119||109||91.6%||0||1-3||-3.3||1-3-0||-3||2-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: ST LOUIS 3.19, VANCOUVER 3.26|
|2/20/2013||at COLORADO||0-1||L||0, -125||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/23/2013||COLUMBUS||2-1||W||0, -230||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/28/2013||CHICAGO||0-3||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||U|
|3/1/2013||EDMONTON||4-2||W||0, -160||W||5 ov||O|
|3/3/2013||at DALLAS||1-4||L||0, -115||L||5 ov||P|
|3/5/2013||at LOS ANGELES||4-6||L||0, +115||L||5 un||O|
|3/7/2013||at PHOENIX||6-3||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||O|
|3/9/2013||at SAN JOSE||4-3||W||0, +110||W||5 ov||O|
|3/10/2013||at ANAHEIM||2-4||L||0, +130||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/12/2013||SAN JOSE||4-2||W||0, -125||W||5 ov||O|
|3/14/2013||PHOENIX||3-0||W||0, -135||W||5 ov||U|
|3/16/2013||ANAHEIM||2-1||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/19/2013||at VANCOUVER|| |
|3/23/2013||at EDMONTON|| |
|3/24/2013||at CALGARY|| |
|3/28/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|2/21/2013||at DALLAS||4-3||W||0, -150||W||5 ov||O|
|2/22/2013||at NASHVILLE||1-0||W||0, -115||W||5 un||U|
|2/24/2013||at DETROIT||3-8||L||0, -150||L||5 ov||O|
|2/26/2013||PHOENIX||2-4||L||0, -185||L||5 ov||O|
|3/2/2013||LOS ANGELES||5-2||W||0, -125||W||5 un||O|
|3/3/2013||at CALGARY||2-4||L||0, -125||L||5 ov||O|
|3/5/2013||SAN JOSE||2-3||L||0, -140||L||5 un||P|
|3/7/2013||at COLUMBUS||1-2||L||0, -160||L||5 ov||U|
|3/10/2013||at MINNESOTA||2-4||L||0, -130||L||5 ev||O|
|3/12/2013||at COLUMBUS||2-1||W||0, -145||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/14/2013||NASHVILLE||7-4||W||0, -170||W||5 un||O|
|3/16/2013||DETROIT||2-5||L||0, -185||L||5 ov||O|
|3/18/2013||MINNESOTA||1-3||L||0, -150||L||5 ov||U|
|3/19/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
|3/21/2013||at PHOENIX|| |
|3/23/2013||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|3/24/2013||at COLORADO|| |
|3/30/2013||at EDMONTON|| |
|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: 51-22-9, 111 points. Lost to Los Angeles 4-1 in first round.
COACH: Alain Vigneault, 7TH SEASON, 287-155-50; 11th overall 396-273-54.
ADDED: D Jason Garrison, D Derek Joslin, RW Guillaume Desbiens.
LOST: D Sami Salo, D Aaron Rome, D Marc-Andre Gragnani, RW Mark Mancari.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Cory Schneider. He replaced Roberto Luongo during last year's first-round exit and the 33-year-old goaltender seem to be on his way out. The 26-year-old Schneider signed a three-year, $12 million contract extension last summer.
OUTLOOK: The Canucks have perhaps more urgency than any other NHL team to win the Stanley Cup. Vancouver led the league in points the past two regular seasons. After being a win away from hoisting the Cup for the first time in 2011, the Canucks won only one postseason game last year against the Kings.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (ST LOUIS-VANCOUVER) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Blues-Canucks Preview* =======================
By NOEY KUPCHAN STATS Writer
St. Louis (16-10-2) at Vancouver (13-9-6), 10:00 p.m. EDT
While the St. Louis Blues were expected to lean on a pair of veteran goalies, they've instead turned the job over to rookie Jake Allen.
Allen looks to continue his impressive run as the visiting Blues go for a season best-tying fourth consecutive win Tuesday night against the slumping Vancouver Canucks.
After compiling a 1.79 goals-against average and winning all five starts since getting called up for the third time March 6, Allen appears to be here to stay. The 22-year-old netminder has gone 8-1-0 with a 2.09 GAA over nine starts overall, supplanting Brian Elliott and Jaroslav Halak as the team's No. 1 goalie.
"He knows he's good enough to play and he's not going to give up anything easy," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "If he keeps playing like this, we've got to keep playing him. We're in playoff mode right now and we need all the points we can get."
Two nights after recording his first shutout in a 3-0 win over Phoenix, Allen turned away 27 shots Saturday in a 2-1 overtime victory over Anaheim.
"I know I had some big saves there, but that's my job," he said. "It's still a little bit of a whirlwind, just enjoy it tonight."
Allen, who made 28 saves in a 4-3 shootout win at Vancouver (13-9-6) on Feb. 17, seems to have another favorable matchup given the Canucks' recent woes.
Vancouver dropped to 3-6-2 over its last 11 games with Monday's 3-1 loss to Minnesota. While Henrik Sedin's goal midway through the second period ended the Canucks' stretch of 36 straight unsuccessful power-play chances, they were outscored 3-0 the rest of the way.
"In the end it's not about the power-play goals, it's about the Ws and we didn't win tonight," coach Alain Vigneault told the league's official website.
The Canucks, who have scored two goals or fewer in seven of their last eight games, have converted just 15 of 107 chances (14.0 percent) on the man advantage to rank 27th in the league. They led the NHL in that category in 2010-11 and ranked fourth last season.
"We're trying to find perfect lanes and we've had some good sequences but I think we have to get more dirty and get more pucks towards the net," forward Alexandre Burrows said. "You look at teams that are scoring a lot of goals, they are shooting a lot and the law of averages will get a puck to go in. We're still trying to be too cute."
After Roberto Luongo got the start Monday, Cory Schneider could be back in net for Vancouver for the first time since March 10.
Either goalie will need to be wary of Chris Stewart, who scored the game-winning goal 45 seconds into overtime and added an assist Saturday. Stewart has 14 points over his last seven contests, including five goals and two assists during the Blues' three-game win streak.
While Andy McDonald (knee) could return Tuesday following a 10-game absence, fellow forward T.J. Oshie remains sidelined with an upper-body injury. Defenseman Alex Pietrangelo's status is unclear after he missed Saturday's game due to the flu.
"Guys have been dropping all year and guys have been stepping up," Stewart said. "It's going to be scary when we do get healthy. I think we're going to be getting healthy around the right time of the year. We're going to be a team to be reckoned with."
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 1:29:36 AM EST|