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NHL : ATS Matchup
Sunday 4/7/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore



ST LOUIS (20-14-0-2, 42 pts.) at DETROIT (19-14-0-5, 43 pts.)
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Sunday, 4/7/2013 12:35 PM
Board OpeningLatest
1ST LOUIS+100Ov 5.5,+105-110Ov 5,-135
2DETROIT-120Un 5.5,-125-110Un 5,+115
ST LOUIS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games20-16-0-1.620-16-1.619-132.927.92.724.5
Team Stats (Road Games)11-8-0+2.811-8+2.811-53.328.52.825.1
Last 5 Games3-2-0-0.23-2-0.22-22.626.02.429.4
vs. Division8-5-0+18-5+17-52.827.22.623.5
ST LOUIS Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)3610533313476100310.5%1132522.1%180
Team Stats (Road Games)19622315195454111.5%531120.8%103
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)5132551213010.0%11218.2%19
Team Stats (vs. Division)13371310113435310.5%451533.3%63
Stats Against (All Games) 982937302488111.1%1212016.5%174
Stats Against (Road Games) 541717191247611.3%751520.0%94
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 12183011478.2%1300.0%22
Stats Against (vs. Division) 34131290130611.1%45715.6%61
ST LOUIS - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
JAKE ALLEN (All Games)131231528791.1%19-3+4.89-3-0+56-6
JAKE ALLEN (Road Games)6615113488.7%05-1+4.45-1-0+45-1
JAKE ALLEN (vs. Division)32534788.7%02-0+22-0-0+21-1
JAKE ALLEN (Last 4 Games)44817390.1%02-2-1.32-2-0-10-4
BRIAN ELLIOTT (All Games)13927724086.6%03-6-6.43-6-0-75-1
BRIAN ELLIOTT (Road Games)8417516091.4%02-2+0.12-2-001-1
BRIAN ELLIOTT (vs. Division)7516014288.7%02-3-2.82-3-0-33-1
BRIAN ELLIOTT (Last 4 Games)42918290.1%01-1+0.11-1-001-0
JAROSLAV HALAK (All Games)161528625789.9%38-7+0.18-7-0+18-6
JAROSLAV HALAK (Road Games)9914812886.5%14-5-1.64-5-0-15-3
JAROSLAV HALAK (vs. Division)66928390.2%24-2+1.84-2-0+23-3
JAROSLAV HALAK (Last 4 Games)43736791.8%01-2-1.41-2-0-11-1
MIKE MCKENNA (All Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
MIKE MCKENNA (Road Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
MIKE MCKENNA (vs. Division)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0

DETROIT - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games19-19-0-0.719-19-0.716-172.629.62.628.7
Team Stats (Home Games)10-9-0-1.910-9-1.97-102.829.12.627.7
Last 5 Games2-3-0-1.32-3-1.32-31.829.63.429.4
vs. Division4-10-0-7.84-10-7.88-52.428.93.227.7
DETROIT Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)38992834334411238.8%1472718.4%167
Team Stats (Home Games)1954122418025529.8%771722.1%93
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)59422101486.1%15426.7%15
Team Stats (vs. Division)143311813124048.2%5647.1%54
Stats Against (All Games) 1003133315410909.2%1332720.3%157
Stats Against (Home Games) 50151715335269.5%651218.5%72
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 175570114711.6%10110.0%23
Stats Against (vs. Division) 451415115238811.6%551629.1%68
DETROIT - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
JONAS GUSTAVSSON (All Games)7414112487.9%12-2+0.62-2-0+11-2
JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Home Games)1012975.0%00-000-0-000-0
JONAS GUSTAVSSON (vs. Division)41625385.5%10-1-1.20-1-0-10-1
JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Last 4 Games)43897685.4%11-2-11-2-0-11-1
JIMMY HOWARD (All Games)323289682191.6%316-16-1.916-16-0-114-15
JIMMY HOWARD (Home Games)191951346991.4%210-9-1.910-9-0-27-10
JIMMY HOWARD (vs. Division)121229926689.0%13-9-8.33-9-0-87-4
JIMMY HOWARD (Last 4 Games)441109990.0%02-2-0.22-2-002-2
PETR MRAZEK (All Games)22514792.2%01-1+0.71-1-0+11-0
PETR MRAZEK (Home Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
PETR MRAZEK (vs. Division)11272696.3%01-0+1.71-0-0+21-0
PETR MRAZEK (Last 4 Games)22514792.2%01-1+0.71-1-0+11-0
Average power rating of opponents played: ST LOUIS 3.23,  DETROIT 3.22
ST LOUIS - Schedule
3/12/2013SAN JOSE4-2W0, -125W5 ovO
3/14/2013PHOENIX3-0W0, -135W5 ovU
3/16/2013ANAHEIM2-1W0, -140W5.5 unU
3/19/2013at VANCOUVER2-3L0, +105L5.5 unU
3/23/2013at EDMONTON3-0W0, -150W5.5 unU
3/24/2013at CALGARY2-3L0, -130L5.5 unU
3/26/2013EDMONTON0-3L0, -230L5.5 unU
3/28/2013LOS ANGELES2-4L0, -120L5 unO
4/1/2013at MINNESOTA4-1W0, +105W5 evP
4/4/2013at CHICAGO4-3W0, +125W5.5 unO
4/5/2013COLUMBUS3-1W0, -170W5 ovU
4/7/2013at DETROIT 
4/9/2013at NASHVILLE 
4/11/2013at MINNESOTA 
4/12/2013at COLUMBUS 

DETROIT - Schedule
3/13/2013at CALGARY2-5L0, -110L5 ovO
3/15/2013at EDMONTON3-2W0, -120W5 ovP
3/16/2013at VANCOUVER5-2W0, +160W5 ovO
3/20/2013MINNESOTA2-4L0, -135L5 evO
3/22/2013at ANAHEIM5-1W0, +155W5 ovO
3/24/2013at ANAHEIM2-1W0, +130W5.5 unU
3/25/2013at PHOENIX3-2W0, +130W5 ovP
3/28/2013at SAN JOSE0-2L0, -105L5 ovU
3/31/2013CHICAGO1-7L0, -115L5 ovO
4/1/2013COLORADO3-2W0, -170W5.5 unU
4/4/2013at PHOENIX2-4L0, -110L5 ovO
4/5/2013at COLORADO3-2W0, -110W5.5 unU
4/7/2013ST LOUIS 
4/11/2013SAN JOSE 
4/12/2013at CHICAGO 
4/14/2013at NASHVILLE 
4/17/2013at CALGARY 

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 (20-14-2) at Detroit (19-14-5), 12:30 p.m. EDT

The St. Louis Blues are working their way up the Western Conference standings. Another win would move them ahead of the Detroit Red Wings.

The visiting Blues go for a season high-tying fourth consecutive victory Sunday while the Red Wings continue their push for a 22nd consecutive playoff appearance.

With a 4-3 shootout victory at West-leading Chicago on Friday, St. Louis (20-14-2) moved into eighth in the conference. The Blues increased their lead over Columbus and idle Edmonton for that position with Friday's 3-1 home win over the Blue Jackets.

"We're in a spot where if we lose that game, they leapfrog us and we're on the outside looking in," captain David Backes told the league's official website. "(But) we win the game and ... not pull away, but we get to maintain our spot and keep the momentum from the last two big wins."

The Blues hope Backes, who has five goals, can keep finding the back of the net as they try to earn a second straight playoff berth. He has goals in two straight following a 14-game stretch without one.

"He needed to step up with everything that's gone on here," coach Ken Hitchcock said.

St. Louis, one point behind the Red Wings (19-14-5), will try to match a season-best 4-0-0 run that ended with a 5-3 loss at Detroit on Feb. 1. That was also the start of the Blues' season-worst five-game skid, which included a 5-1 home loss to the Red Wings on Feb. 7 and ended six days later with a 4-3 overtime victory at Joe Louis Arena.

Jake Allen won that game in his first NHL start with just 15 saves for St. Louis, which had lost four straight and seven of eight in Detroit.

With their playoff streak in danger, the Red Wings know they need two points Sunday with the Blues closing fast.

"It's a big game for us," coach Mike Babcock said after Friday's 3-2 overtime win in Colorado. "St. Louis has two games in hand. It's a big game plus we always have fun playing against them."

The Red Wings are in a much better position to defeat the Blues with captain Henrik Zetterberg back on the ice. In his second game after missing two with a groin injury, Zetterberg had two assists Friday - his 398th and 399th - including one on Pavel Datsyuk's game-winner.

While Zetterberg leads the Red Wings with three goals and six points against St. Louis this season, Datsyuk has netted two goals and set up another.

Blues goaltender Brian Elliott has won his last two starts, but the Red Wings could get a second look at Allen after his 26-save performance Friday. It was his first start since being re-called from Peoria of the AHL earlier this week when Jaroslav Halak suffered a lower-body injury.

Jimmy Howard should make a sixth consecutive start for the Red Wings but has struggled in three starts against the Blues this season. His 4.44 goals-against average in those matchups is his highest versus any opponent, and he allowed a season-high five goals in a 6-0 loss at St. Louis on Jan. 19.

Blues leading scorer Chris Stewart, tied with Patrik Berglund and rookie Vladimir Tarasenko with a team-best three goals in this season series, ended a five-game goal-scoring drought Friday.

St. Louis is 15-2-1 when Stewart records at least one point.

Last Updated: 6/18/2018 9:49:11 PM EST

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