|67||ST LOUIS||-130||Ov 5.5,+120||-135||Ov 5.5,+125|
|68||EDMONTON||+110||Un 5.5,-140||+115||Un 5.5,-145|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||8-7-0||+0.8||8-7||+0.8||10-3||3.3||28.8||3.1||25.3|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1||3-2||+1||2-3||2.6||27.4||2.0||27.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||29||87||30||25||26||6||4||810||10.7%||96||23||24.0%||154|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||15||49||20||12||13||4||3||432||11.3%||45||11||24.4%||86|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||2||4||6||1||1||137||9.5%||17||2||11.8%||21|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||83||27||28||26||2||3||698||11.9%||103||19||18.4%||147|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||47||16||13||17||1||2||379||12.4%||63||14||22.2%||82|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||10||1||5||4||0||1||138||7.2%||17||2||11.8%||19|
|JAKE ALLEN (All Games)||11||10||281||257||91.5%||1||8-2||+6.1||8-2-0||+6||6-4|
|JAKE ALLEN (Road Games)||6||6||151||134||88.7%||0||5-1||+4.4||5-1-0||+4||5-1|
|JAKE ALLEN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||116||110||94.8%||1||3-1||+2||3-1-0||+2||1-3|
|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)||5-8-0||-3.4||5-8||-3.4||3-5||2.5||32.0||3.0||32.4|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+2||3-2||+2||2-1||3.6||27.2||2.8||33.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||29||72||26||22||20||4||5||807||8.9%||114||26||22.8%||126|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||13||33||8||12||11||2||3||416||7.9%||56||15||26.8%||57|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||18||8||6||4||0||0||136||13.2%||18||6||33.3%||33|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||85||20||29||29||7||6||975||8.7%||116||20||17.2%||144|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||39||11||10||14||4||2||421||9.3%||53||9||17.0%||67|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||1||5||6||2||1||166||8.4%||15||4||26.7%||20|
|YANN DANIS (All Games)||3||1||59||52||88.1%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|YANN DANIS (Home Games)||1||0||14||14||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|YANN DANIS (Last 4 Games)||3||1||59||52||88.1%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (All Games)||25||24||759||697||91.8%||1||10-14||-3.3||10-14-0||-3||9-11|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Home Games)||11||11||316||284||89.9%||0||4-7||-3.6||4-7-0||-3||3-4|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||129||121||93.8%||0||2-2||+0.2||2-2-0||0||1-1|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (All Games)||5||4||154||144||93.5%||0||1-3||-1.8||1-3-0||-2||0-3|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (Home Games)||3||2||90||85||94.4%||0||1-1||+0.1||1-1-0||0||0-1|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (Last 4 Games)||4||3||124||116||93.5%||0||1-2||-0.8||1-2-0||-1||0-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: ST LOUIS 3.21, EDMONTON 3.12|
|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||2-3||L||0, +105||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/23/2013||at EDMONTON|| |
|3/24/2013||at CALGARY|| |
|3/28/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|4/1/2013||at MINNESOTA|| |
|2/25/2013||at CHICAGO||2-3||L||0, +160||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/28/2013||at DALLAS||5-1||W||0, +115||W||5 ov||O|
|3/1/2013||at ST LOUIS||2-4||L||0, +140||L||5 ov||O|
|3/3/2013||at MINNESOTA||2-4||L||0, +125||L||5 un||O|
|3/5/2013||at COLUMBUS||3-4||L||0, -125||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/7/2013||at DETROIT||0-3||L||0, +135||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/8/2013||at NASHVILLE||0-6||L||0, +160||L||5 un||O|
|3/10/2013||at CHICAGO||6-5||W||0, +180||W||5 ov||O|
|3/12/2013||at COLORADO||4-0||W||0, +130||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/15/2013||DETROIT||2-3||L||0, +100||L||5 ov||P|
|3/17/2013||NASHVILLE||3-2||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||P|
|3/20/2013||SAN JOSE||3-4||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||O|
|3/23/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
|3/25/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
|3/26/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|4/3/2013||at CALGARY|| |
|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: 32-40-10, 74 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 14th in the Western Conference.
COACH: Ralph Krueger, 1st year.
ADDED: LW Nail Yakupov, D Justin Schultz, D Mark Fistric.
LOST: D Cam Barker.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Yakupov was the first pick in the draft and will take his skillful shot to the second line with the slick-passing Ales Hemsky and steady center Sam Gagner. But Schultz could be a big help for the blue line, after signing with the Oilers this summer following a standout college career at Wisconsin.
OUTLOOK: Krueger was promoted this summer after spending the last two seasons as an assistant for the Oilers. The former Swiss national team coach has a tall task in front of him, to try to guide the team to the playoffs for the first time since the Stanley Cup finals appearance in 2006. He has plenty of emerging stars to help him, though, even if the lineup isn't that deep. Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall will lead the way, having signed huge contract extensions over the summer and recently earned alternate captain status. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, the first pick in the 2011 draft, will join them on a first line.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (ST LOUIS-EDMONTON) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Blues-Oilers Preview* ======================
By MATT BEARDMORE STATS Writer
St. Louis (16-11-2) at Edmonton (11-11-7), 10:00 p.m. EDT
The St. Louis Blues' winning streak is over - and for at least one start, so is rookie Jake Allen's run in net.
Veteran goaltender Jaroslav Halak might be the change the Blues need to get back on track.
Halak will try to help St. Louis win its fifth straight over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.
With the Blues (16-11-2) going for a fourth consecutive victory, Allen, who has at least for now taken over the No. 1 job from Halak and Brian Elliott, allowed three second-period goals in Tuesday's 3-2 loss at Vancouver.
"We played a good 40 minutes, but the other 20 minutes cost us the game," said center Patrik Berglund, who tied Chris Stewart for the team lead with his 14th goal.
Coach Ken Hitchcock deciding to give Halak his first start in five games could give the Blues their best chance to win on Saturday. He has been in net each time during St. Louis' winning streak over Edmonton, posting a 1.75 goals-against average, and stopped 15 shots in a 4-2 home win March 1.
Halak will face an Oilers club that's worked its way back to the fringe of the crowded Western Conference playoff picture with a 3-0-2 stretch. Edmonton (11-11-7), though, is coming off a 4-3 shootout loss to San Jose on Wednesday in a game it led 3-1 in the third period.
"It's painful, but we have to look at the fact that we have points in five games and move forward," said coach Ralph Krueger, whose team is seeking its first postseason berth in seven seasons.
The Blues have dropped five of seven on the road, but they're 8-3-3 in their last 14 at Edmonton following a 5-2 victory last Feb. 29.
Center Andy McDonald, who scored twice in that victory, will face the Oilers for the first time this season after returning from a 10-game injury absence (knee) on Tuesday.
Blues center T.J. Oshie is expected to play after missing the last three contests with a rib injury. He set up Jaden Schwartz and captain David Backes for goals in the win over Edmonton earlier this month as St. Louis rallied from two down after 20 minutes.
The Oilers could have center Ryan-Nugent Hopkins back after he missed Wednesday's game with the flu. The former No. 1 overall pick is tied for 11th on the club with two goals.
Center Sam Gagner, the team leader with 12, has five goals and two assists in a five-game point streak. He has totaled one assist in the losing streak to St. Louis.
Stewart, the NHL's first star of the week, has two goals and three points in that stretch after setting up Kevin Shattenkirk's game-tying goal on March 1.
Devan Dubnyk turned aside 26 shots in that game as his career record versus St. Louis fell to 0-7-0 with a 4.72 GAA. He's started Edmonton's last 11 games.
The Blues are 10-1-1 in the last 12 in this series, which continues Tuesday in St. Louis.
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 9:35:47 AM EST|