|13||EDMONTON||+180||Ov 5.5,+125||+180||Ov 5.5,+130|
|14||ST LOUIS||-220||Un 5.5,-145||-215||Un 5.5,-150|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||6-11-0||-3.7||6-11||-3.7||7-9||2.4||24.5||2.9||34.1|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-3.1||1-4||-3.1||1-1||2.0||25.0||3.0||28.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||31||74||27||22||21||4||5||852||8.7%||120||27||22.5%||130|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||17||41||19||10||10||2||2||417||9.8%||62||12||19.4%||73|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||10||3||3||4||0||0||125||8.0%||16||3||18.7%||17|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||91||22||31||31||7||6||1026||8.9%||120||20||16.7%||155|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||49||10||21||15||3||4||580||8.4%||65||11||16.9%||83|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||15||3||3||7||2||1||144||10.4%||15||3||20.0%||23|
|YANN DANIS (All Games)||3||1||59||52||88.1%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|YANN DANIS (Road Games)||2||1||45||38||84.4%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|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)||26||25||785||720||91.7%||1||10-15||-4.2||10-15-0||-4||9-11|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Road Games)||15||14||469||436||93.0%||1||6-8||-0.7||6-8-0||-1||6-7|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||119||108||90.8%||0||1-3||-2.1||1-3-0||-2||1-0|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (All Games)||6||5||179||166||92.7%||0||1-4||-2.8||1-4-0||-3||0-4|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (Road Games)||2||2||64||59||92.2%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||0-2|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||132||122||92.4%||0||1-3||-1.8||1-3-0||-2||0-3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||8-6-0||-1.8||8-6||-1.8||7-6||2.7||27.0||2.6||22.8|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.7||3-2||+0.7||0-5||2.4||29.6||1.4||22.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||31||92||31||26||29||6||4||873||10.5%||102||23||22.5%||161|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||14||38||10||13||13||2||1||378||10.1%||51||12||23.5%||68|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||1||3||7||1||0||148||8.1%||17||1||5.9%||19|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||86||28||29||27||2||3||734||11.7%||108||20||18.5%||152|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||36||11||15||9||1||1||319||11.3%||40||5||12.5%||65|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||7||2||4||1||0||0||111||6.3%||12||1||8.3%||12|
|JAKE ALLEN (All Games)||11||10||281||257||91.5%||1||8-2||+6.1||8-2-0||+6||6-4|
|JAKE ALLEN (Home Games)||5||4||130||123||94.6%||1||3-1||+1.7||3-1-0||+2||1-3|
|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 (Home Games)||5||5||102||80||78.4%||0||1-4||-6.4||1-4-0||-7||4-0|
|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)||13||13||230||204||88.7%||3||7-6||+0.2||7-6-0||+1||7-6|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Home Games)||5||5||87||81||93.1%||2||4-1||+2.9||4-1-0||+3||2-3|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||78||67||85.9%||0||1-3||-2.3||1-3-0||-2||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|
|Average power rating of opponents played: EDMONTON 3.16, ST LOUIS 3.17|
|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||0-3||L||0, +130||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/25/2013||at NASHVILLE||2-3||L||0, +135||L||5 ov||P|
|3/26/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|4/3/2013||at CALGARY|| |
|4/4/2013||at VANCOUVER|| |
|4/6/2013||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|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||3-0||W||0, -150||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/24/2013||at CALGARY||2-3||L||0, -130||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/28/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|4/1/2013||at MINNESOTA|| |
|4/4/2013||at CHICAGO|| |
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.
|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 (EDMONTON-ST LOUIS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Oilers-Blues Preview* ======================
Edmonton (11-12-7) at St. Louis (17-12-2), 8:00 p.m. EDT
The St. Louis Blues are returning home from a disappointing road trip.
Their only victory on that journey was against their next opponent, a club that has lost six straight visits to Scottrade Center.
The Blues will be in search of a fifth consecutive home win Tuesday night when they try to defeat the Edmonton Oilers for the sixth straight time.
St. Louis (17-12-2) is back home after losing two of three in Canada. The Blues are in seventh place and know a return trip to the postseason isn't guaranteed in the tightly-packed Western Conference.
"If we want to get into the playoffs and do well, we have to find a way to play a consistent game," center Andy McDonald told the Blues' official website. "It's got to improve. Everyone's got high expectations. It's frustrating."
Facing Edmonton (11-13-7) has been anything but frustrating for St. Louis. The Blues improved to 11-1-1 in their last 13 games against the Oilers with a 3-0 victory Saturday behind Jaroslav Halak's 19 saves.
Halak is 7-1-1 with a 1.88 goals-against average in nine career starts against the Oilers, but his only two wins this month have been against them. He's 0-3-0 in his other three March starts, with 14 saves on 17 shots in Sunday's 3-2 defeat in Calgary.
The Blues fell to the Flames despite a 38-17 advantage in shots. T.J. Oshie scored in his second straight game after sitting out the previous three with an injury to his ribs and Vladimir Sobotka had the other goal.
"We had a lot of shots and we couldn't execute and put the puck in," Sobotka said. "This can't happen."
St. Louis outshot all three opponents on the trip, but came up empty on nine power-play opportunities.
Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk has gone a season-high seven games without a point after amassing two goals and 17 assists in his first 24.
The Blues have outscored the Oilers 7-0 over the last five periods since Edmonton took a 2-0 lead on goals by Taylor Hall and Ryan Whitney after one period March 1.
The Oilers went on to lose that contest 4-2 to add to their futility in St. Louis. Their six-game losing streak at Scottrade Center followed five straight victories in the arena.
Edmonton started this brief two-game trip with Monday's 3-2 loss at Nashville. The Oilers were outshot 22-14 while falling behind 3-1 after two periods before nearly rallying behind a 12-4 edge in shots in the third.
"We just looked tight early," captain Shawn Horcoff said. "Like I said, finally in the third when we had nothing to lose, we just relaxed, we went out there and just played and we got results from that."
Horcoff and Hall each had goals and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins added an assist as he returned after missing two games with a virus.
The Oilers' Eric Belanger left with a groin injury. Ryan Smyth shifted to center to take the place on Belanger's line with Mike Brown and Ryan Jones.
"What we do feel comfortable with is Ryan Smyth, the way he played center," coach Ralph Krueger said. "He did a good job with Brown and Jones when he took over in this game."
|Last Updated: 12/19/2014 5:25:56 AM EST|