|13||ST LOUIS||-130||Ov 5,-115||-130||Ov 5,-115|
|14||NASHVILLE||+110||Un 5,-105||+110||Un 5,-105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||12-8-0||+3.8||12-8||+3.8||11-6||3.1||28.3||2.7||25.2|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3.1||4-1||+3.1||2-2||2.8||22.4||1.8||31.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||37||106||33||32||34||7||6||1028||10.3%||115||25||21.7%||182|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||20||63||23||16||19||5||4||566||11.1%||55||11||20.0%||105|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||2||6||5||1||2||112||12.5%||11||2||18.2%||21|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||14||38||13||11||11||3||4||378||10.1%||47||15||31.9%||65|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||98||29||37||30||2||4||909||10.8%||124||20||16.1%||174|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||54||17||17||19||1||2||504||10.7%||78||15||19.2%||94|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||9||0||6||3||0||1||156||5.8%||16||0||0.0%||17|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||34||13||12||9||0||1||334||10.2%||48||7||14.6%||61|
|JAKE ALLEN (All Games)||13||12||315||287||91.1%||1||9-3||+4.8||9-3-0||+5||6-6|
|JAKE ALLEN (Road Games)||6||6||151||134||88.7%||0||5-1||+4.4||5-1-0||+4||5-1|
|JAKE ALLEN (vs. Division)||3||2||53||47||88.7%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||1-1|
|JAKE ALLEN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||81||73||90.1%||0||2-2||-1.3||2-2-0||-1||0-4|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (All Games)||14||10||305||268||87.9%||0||4-6||-5.4||4-6-0||-6||5-2|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (Road Games)||9||5||203||188||92.6%||0||3-2||+1.1||3-2-0||+1||1-2|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (vs. Division)||8||6||188||170||90.4%||0||3-3||-1.8||3-3-0||-2||3-2|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (Last 4 Games)||4||2||92||87||94.6%||0||2-0||+2.2||2-0-0||+2||1-1|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (All Games)||16||15||286||257||89.9%||3||8-7||+0.1||8-7-0||+1||8-6|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Road Games)||9||9||148||128||86.5%||1||4-5||-1.6||4-5-0||-1||5-3|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (vs. Division)||6||6||92||83||90.2%||2||4-2||+1.8||4-2-0||+2||3-3|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Last 4 Games)||4||3||73||67||91.8%||0||1-2||-1.4||1-2-0||-1||1-1|
|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|
|MIKE MCKENNA (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||10-9-0||-1.3||10-9||-1.3||7-10||2.7||27.5||2.2||27.2|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-3.3||1-4||-3.3||1-3||1.8||29.2||2.6||34.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||40||96||32||26||33||5||4||1040||9.2%||122||21||17.2%||163|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||19||51||21||13||14||3||2||523||9.8%||58||14||24.1%||98|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||9||1||2||6||0||1||146||6.2%||10||1||10.0%||16|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||13||29||14||6||8||1||1||332||8.7%||32||7||21.9%||54|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||109||34||35||32||8||9||1102||9.9%||120||27||22.5%||181|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||42||16||12||10||4||4||516||8.1%||51||10||19.6%||68|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||3||3||6||1||2||174||7.5%||9||1||11.1%||21|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||39||10||13||13||3||4||408||9.6%||32||8||25.0%||62|
|CHRIS MASON (All Games)||8||3||127||110||86.6%||0||1-2||-0.9||1-2-0||-1||1-2|
|CHRIS MASON (Home Games)||1||0||9||6||66.7%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CHRIS MASON (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CHRIS MASON (Last 4 Games)||4||0||40||32||80.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|PEKKA RINNE (All Games)||38||37||972||889||91.5%||8||14-23||-10||14-23-0||-9||14-19|
|PEKKA RINNE (Home Games)||19||19||507||472||93.1%||4||10-9||-1.3||10-9-0||-1||7-10|
|PEKKA RINNE (vs. Division)||13||13||407||372||91.4%||2||3-10||-7.4||3-10-0||-7||6-6|
|PEKKA RINNE (Last 4 Games)||4||4||133||124||93.2%||0||1-3||-2.3||1-3-0||-2||1-3|
|Average power rating of opponents played: ST LOUIS 3.21, NASHVILLE 3.27|
|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|
|3/26/2013||EDMONTON||0-3||L||0, -230||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/28/2013||LOS ANGELES||2-4||L||0, -120||L||5 un||O|
|4/1/2013||at MINNESOTA||4-1||W||0, +105||W||5 ev||P|
|4/4/2013||at CHICAGO||4-3||W||0, +125||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/5/2013||COLUMBUS||3-1||W||0, -170||W||5 ov||U|
|4/7/2013||at DETROIT||1-0||W||0, -110||W||5 ov||U|
|4/9/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
|4/11/2013||at MINNESOTA|| |
|4/12/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|3/14/2013||at VANCOUVER||4-7||L||0, +150||L||5 un||O|
|3/15/2013||at CALGARY||3-6||L||0, +125||L||5 ev||O|
|3/17/2013||at EDMONTON||2-3||L||0, +100||L||5 ov||P|
|3/19/2013||at COLUMBUS||3-4||L||0, -105||L||5 un||O|
|3/21/2013||CALGARY||5-3||W||0, -145||W||5 ov||O|
|3/23/2013||COLUMBUS||5-2||W||0, -165||W||5 ov||O|
|3/25/2013||EDMONTON||3-2||W||0, -155||W||5 ov||P|
|3/28/2013||PHOENIX||4-7||L||0, -160||L||5 ov||O|
|3/30/2013||at COLORADO||0-1||L||0, +100||L||5 ov||U|
|4/1/2013||at CHICAGO||2-3||L||0, +155||L||5 ov||P|
|4/2/2013||COLORADO||3-1||W||0, -170||W||5 ov||U|
|4/4/2013||COLUMBUS||1-3||L||0, -130||L||5 un||U|
|4/6/2013||CHICAGO||0-1||L||0, +110||L||5 ov||U|
|4/7/2013||at CHICAGO||3-5||L||0, +170||L||5 ov||O|
|4/9/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
|4/19/2013||at CHICAGO|| |
|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: 48-26-8, 104 points. Lost to Phoenix 4-1 in Western semifinals.
COACH: Barry Trotz, 14th season, all with Predators, 503-424-60.
ADDED: D Scott Hannan, G Chris Mason. Re-signed forwards Mike Fisher, Sergei Kostitsyn, Colin Wilson and Paul Gaustad to multi-year deals along with D Hal Gill and Kevin Klein.
LOST: D Ryan Suter, F Jordin Tootoo, D Francis Bouillon, F Alex Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn.
PLAYER TO WATCH: D Roman Josi. The Predators will start pairing the 22-year-old defenseman with captain Shea Weber trying to replace Suter, who averaged a team-high 26 minutes and 30 seconds of ice time per game last season. Josi averaged 18:23 with the Predators going 34-15-3 with him in the lineup last season and 14-11-5 without him.
OUTLOOK: With Weber and goalie Pekka Rinne now signed through the next six years, the Predators believe that core and youth has them primed to build on consecutive trips to the Western Conference semifinals and get them to the Stanley Cup.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (ST LOUIS-NASHVILLE) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Blues-Predators Preview* =========================
St. Louis (21-14-2) at Nashville (15-17-8), 8:00 p.m. EDT
The St. Louis Blues feel like they are playing their best hockey at the perfect time.
The Blues can post a season-high fifth consecutive victory when they continue a four-game trip Tuesday night against the last-place Nashville Predators.
St. Louis (21-14-2) opened this trip with Sunday's 1-0 victory over Detroit and can record its first five-game win streak since March 3-11, 2012.
"To come out with the win going into Nashville, three more, it's not going to be easy but it's certainly a good start," defenseman Alex Pietrangelo said.
Brian Elliott made 28 saves for his first shutout of the season to win his second straight start. He'll have to be in the spotlight down the stretch since Jaroslav Halak is expected to miss the rest of the regular season with a lower-body injury.
"We've just got to keep building on things," Elliott said. "We don't have much time left so we just want to keep building."
The Blues still have plenty of work left to do to gain a second straight playoff berth. They are in seventh place in the Western Conference with 44 points, one more than the Red Wings.
St. Louis likes its chances based on the way it is playing, having killed off all 16 power plays over its last six games.
"I think we've finally found our groove, we're playing the right way," Pietrangelo said. "I think we're putting our work ahead of our skill and it's resulting in a lot of opportunities. We don't care who's on that scoresheet."
Chris Porter was the unlikely goal scorer Sunday, continuing a pattern in which unheralded skaters have stepped up in this win streak. Adam Cracknell scored twice in Thursday's 4-3 shootout win at Chicago and Jaden Schwartz had a goal and an assist three nights earlier in a 4-1 victory at Minnesota.
St. Louis won twice in January over Nashville (15-17-8) before losing 6-1 at home in the last meeting Feb. 5.
The Predators will try to avoid matching a season high with a fourth straight defeat. Nashville only has eight games left and has plummeted to 13th place in the West with 38 points as it opens a four-game homestand.
"We've just got to play hard and see what happens," coach Barry Trotz said. "The chances are remote, but you've got to play hard. You're not going to do anybody any favors if you don't."
Nashville dropped back-to-back games over the weekend to Chicago, 1-0 at home Saturday and 5-3 on the road Sunday.
The latest defeat was especially frustrating since David Legwand scored his 11th goal of the season to put the Predators ahead 3-2 in the third period before they were dominated the rest of the way.
Martin Erat leads Nashville with five points in the season series, but he was traded to Washington on Wednesday. Shea Weber, tied with Legwand for the team lead with 23 points, has none versus St. Louis.
Vladimir Tarasenko leads the Blues with four points in the season series.
Four of the last five matchups in Nashville have gone to shootouts.
|Last Updated: 12/22/2014 11:02:20 PM EST|