|51||ST LOUIS||-120||Ov 5,-110||-110||Ov 5,-110|
|52||COLUMBUS||+100||Un 5,-110||-110||Un 5,-110|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||14-8-0||+5.8||14-8||+5.8||11-8||3.0||27.8||2.5||24.6|
|Last 5 Games||5-0-0||+5.2||5-0||+5.2||1-4||2.2||22.4||0.8||25.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||39||109||34||33||35||7||6||1074||10.1%||117||25||21.4%||188|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||22||66||24||17||20||5||4||612||10.8%||57||11||19.3%||111|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||11||2||4||4||1||2||112||9.8%||9||1||11.1%||18|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||15||39||13||12||11||3||4||404||9.7%||48||15||31.2%||67|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||98||29||37||30||2||4||947||10.3%||127||20||15.7%||174|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||54||17||17||19||1||2||542||10.0%||81||15||18.5%||94|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||4||0||3||1||0||0||129||3.1%||10||0||0.0%||7|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||34||13||12||9||0||1||349||9.7%||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)||16||12||343||306||89.2%||0||6-6||-3.4||6-6-0||-4||5-4|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (Road Games)||11||7||241||226||93.8%||0||5-2||+3.1||5-2-0||+3||1-4|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (vs. Division)||9||7||203||185||91.1%||0||4-3||-0.8||4-3-0||-1||3-3|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (Last 4 Games)||4||4||102||99||97.1%||0||4-0||+4.2||4-0-0||+4||1-3|
|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)||12-10-0||+3.6||12-10||+3.6||9-12||2.6||28.1||2.2||30.2|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1.2||3-2||+1.2||0-5||2.0||27.4||1.6||28.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||40||95||22||39||27||7||5||1059||9.0%||138||18||13.0%||159|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||22||57||12||23||17||5||2||618||9.2%||83||13||15.7%||101|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||10||1||5||3||1||0||137||7.3%||11||1||9.1%||19|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||16||37||7||17||11||2||2||428||8.6%||57||11||19.3%||61|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||104||30||34||33||7||10||1193||8.7%||123||19||15.4%||179|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||49||10||19||15||5||5||665||7.4%||63||8||12.7%||87|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||8||0||5||3||0||1||142||5.6%||12||3||25.0%||14|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||40||15||12||10||3||5||484||8.3%||52||7||13.5%||67|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (All Games)||30||29||841||782||93.0%||5||13-16||-0.6||13-16-0||0||7-20|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (Home Games)||18||17||526||496||94.3%||3||9-8||+1.7||9-8-0||+1||5-11|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (vs. Division)||12||12||336||311||92.6%||1||6-6||+1.8||6-6-0||+3||3-7|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (Last 4 Games)||4||4||111||105||94.6%||1||2-2||+0.1||2-2-0||0||0-4|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ALLEN YORK (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ALLEN YORK (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: ST LOUIS 3.15, COLUMBUS 3.16|
|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||1-0||W||0, -130||W||5 un||U|
|4/11/2013||at MINNESOTA||2-0||W||0, -110||W||5 un||U|
|4/12/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|4/21/2013||at COLORADO|| |
|3/16/2013||PHOENIX||1-0||W||0, -110||W||5 ov||U|
|3/19/2013||NASHVILLE||4-3||W||0, -115||W||5 un||O|
|3/22/2013||CALGARY||5-1||W||0, -145||W||5 ov||O|
|3/23/2013||at NASHVILLE||2-5||L||0, +145||L||5 ov||O|
|3/26/2013||at VANCOUVER||0-1||L||0, +160||L||5 ov||U|
|3/28/2013||at EDMONTON||4-6||L||0, +110||L||5 ov||O|
|3/29/2013||at CALGARY||6-4||W||0, +125||W||5 ov||O|
|3/31/2013||ANAHEIM||2-1||W||0, +120||W||5 ov||U|
|4/4/2013||at NASHVILLE||3-1||W||0, +110||W||5 un||U|
|4/5/2013||at ST LOUIS||1-3||L||0, +150||L||5 ov||U|
|4/7/2013||MINNESOTA||0-3||L||0, -115||L||5 ov||U|
|4/9/2013||SAN JOSE||4-0||W||0, +110||W||5 ev||U|
|4/12/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
|4/13/2013||at MINNESOTA|| |
|4/15/2013||at COLORADO|| |
|4/17/2013||at ANAHEIM|| |
|4/18/2013||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|4/21/2013||at SAN JOSE|| |
|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: 29-46-7, 65 points. Missed playoffs by finishing last in the Western Conference.
COACH: Todd Richards, 2nd season with Blue Jackets, interim head coach last year, 18-21-2; 4th overall, 95-92-18 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Brandon Dubinsky, GT Sergei Bobrovsky, LW Nick Foligno, C Artem Anisimov, D Adrian Aucoin, D Tim Erixon.
LOST: RW Rick Nash; C Samuel Pahlsson; D Marc Methot; D Grant Clitsome; GT Curtis Sanford; D Brett Lebda.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Bobrovsky. Acquired in trade with Philadelphia, he'll likely either take over the starting job or push Steve Mason, who won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year in the Blue Jackets' only playoff year in 2009 but has struggled in the past three seasons.
OUTLOOK: Coming off the worst record in the league, and with captain and lone offensive star Nash asking for a trade, the Blue Jackets transformed their roster by dealing him to the New York Rangers along with a minor-league defenseman and a third-round pick for Dubinsky, Anisimov, Erixon and a first-round pick. With three first-rounders this summer, new team president John Davidson is building for the future. These 48 games are hoped to be a first step back toward respectability.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (ST LOUIS-COLUMBUS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Blues-Blue Jackets Preview* ============================
St. Louis (22-14-2) at Columbus (17-16-7), 7:00 p.m. EDT
The St. Louis Blues have been getting stellar goaltending from Brian Elliott, but it's rookie Jake Allen's turn to be between the pipes.
Allen is expected to start Friday night as the Blues look for a seventh straight victory when they visit the Columbus Blue Jackets.
St. Louis (23-14-2) is riding its longest win streak since a seven-game run Oct. 22-Nov. 7, 2010. The last three victories have been mainly because of Elliott, who made 23 saves for his third straight shutout in Thursday's 2-0 win at Minnesota.
The Blues' surge gives them 48 points in the crowded Western Conference standings. That's six more than ninth-place Phoenix and seven more than Columbus (17-16-7) and Dallas.
"Chemistry is that elusive animal that you try to catch up to," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "When you've got it, it feels like you're never going to lose. When you don't have it, it feels like you're never going to win. ... We've got a real good spirit, and we don't want to let go of the rope."
This is the finale of a four-game trip and Hitchcock is planning to use Allen against the Blue Jackets in the second half of back-to-back games.
That move worked last Friday in the same scenario when Allen made 26 saves in a 2-1 home win over Columbus.
The Blues can sweep the season series from the Blue Jackets for the first time, also winning 2-1 on Feb. 23 and 4-1 on Jan. 31.
Captain David Backes has a team-high four points in the season series for St. Louis.
Columbus is three points behind Detroit for the West's final playoff spot. Regardless of whether the Blue Jackets reach the postseason, the franchise could finish with its best season since Hitchcock guided it to its lone playoff berth in 2008-09.
Led by Sergei Bobrovsky's 2.05 goals-against average, the low-scoring Blue Jackets acquired Marian Gaborik from the New York Rangers on April 3 and feel the future is bright.
"It's great for our young players to be playing big games like this because it is at a different speed, a different intensity," coach Todd Richards said. "To have to play at these levels, to these elite teams, is a great teaching experience."
Columbus avoided a third straight loss Tuesday, as Bobrovsky made 30 saves for his fourth shutout - all coming in the last 15 games - in a 4-0 victory over San Jose.
This contest is critical for the Blue Jackets, who start a six-game trip after Friday.
"We have eight games left," said Gaborik, who has five points in four games with his new club. "We're going to keep fighting till the end."
Gaborik was one of four different goal scorers against the Sharks for Columbus, which totaled one goal over its two previous games.
"We want to leave everything out there every game," Gaborik said. "Hopefully we can make it interesting to the end and fight for the playoffs."
St. Louis has won 10 of the last 12 meetings overall.
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 8:47:21 AM EST|