|69||ST LOUIS||-125||Ov 5.5,+115||-130||Ov 5,-130|
|70||NASHVILLE||+105||Un 5.5,-135||+110||Un 5,+110|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||1-1-0||0||1-1||0||1-1||3.0||30.0||3.0||29.0|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-2.3||2-3||-2.3||3-1||3.0||29.0||3.6||29.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||8||29||9||11||8||1||1||241||12.0%||28||8||28.6%||47|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||2||6||3||1||1||1||1||60||10.0%||6||1||16.7%||7|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||4||5||5||1||1||145||10.3%||18||4||22.2%||24|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||4||13||7||3||2||1||1||122||10.7%||12||4||33.3%||20|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||22||8||7||5||2||1||224||9.8%||34||8||23.5%||34|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||6||2||1||2||1||1||58||10.3%||6||0||0.0%||6|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||18||6||5||5||2||1||147||12.2%||21||6||28.6%||27|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||10||4||3||2||1||1||116||8.6%||12||2||16.7%||13|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (All Games)||2||1||42||37||88.1%||0||0-1||-1.2||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (Road Games)||1||1||29||26||89.7%||0||0-1||-1.2||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (vs. Division)||1||1||29||26||89.7%||0||0-1||-1.2||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (Last 4 Games)||2||1||42||37||88.1%||0||0-1||-1.2||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (All Games)||7||7||182||166||91.2%||1||5-2||+1.9||5-2-0||+2||4-2|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Road Games)||1||1||29||27||93.1%||0||1-0||+1.2||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (vs. Division)||3||3||87||81||93.1%||0||3-0||+3.2||3-0-0||+3||1-2|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||105||93||88.6%||0||2-2||-1.1||2-2-0||-1||2-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||4-2-0||+1.8||4-2||+1.8||1-2||2.3||31.7||2.5||27.8|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1.8||3-2||+1.8||0-4||1.8||29.4||1.6||32.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||11||22||8||8||5||1||0||326||6.7%||35||6||17.1%||36|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||6||14||6||3||4||1||0||190||7.4%||17||5||29.4%||25|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||9||3||3||2||1||0||147||6.1%||17||2||11.8%||13|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||6||12||5||5||1||1||0||157||7.6%||18||3||16.7%||16|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||26||6||12||7||1||3||328||7.9%||40||6||15.0%||49|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||15||2||8||4||1||1||167||9.0%||21||4||19.0%||27|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||8||1||3||3||1||2||163||4.9%||18||0||0.0%||14|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||14||5||5||4||0||2||202||6.9%||23||4||17.4%||28|
|MAGNUS HELLBERG (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MAGNUS HELLBERG (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MAGNUS HELLBERG (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CARTER HUTTON (All Games)||3||3||97||93||95.9%||0||2-1||+1.4||2-1-0||+1||1-1|
|CARTER HUTTON (Home Games)||1||1||36||34||94.4%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-0|
|CARTER HUTTON (vs. Division)||3||3||97||93||95.9%||0||2-1||+1.4||2-1-0||+1||1-1|
|CARTER HUTTON (Last 4 Games)||3||3||97||93||95.9%||0||2-1||+1.4||2-1-0||+1||1-1|
|PEKKA RINNE (All Games)||9||8||229||210||91.7%||1||4-4||+0.2||4-4-0||0||1-5|
|PEKKA RINNE (Home Games)||5||5||131||119||90.8%||0||3-2||+0.8||3-2-0||+1||1-2|
|PEKKA RINNE (vs. Division)||4||3||103||95||92.2%||1||1-2||-1||1-2-0||-1||0-2|
|PEKKA RINNE (Last 4 Games)||4||4||112||106||94.6%||1||2-2||+0.3||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|Average power rating of opponents played: ST LOUIS 3.11, NASHVILLE 2.98|
|10/3/2013||NASHVILLE||4-2||W||0, -185||W||5 ov||O|
|10/5/2013||FLORIDA||7-0||W||0, -195||W||5.5 un||O|
|10/9/2013||CHICAGO||3-2||W||0, -115||W||5.5 un||U|
|10/12/2013||NY RANGERS||5-3||W||0, -230||W||5 ov||O|
|10/15/2013||SAN JOSE||2-6||L||0, -130||L||5.5 un||O|
|10/17/2013||at CHICAGO||3-2||W||0, +120||W||5.5 un||U|
|10/18/2013||at WINNIPEG||3-4||L||0, -120||L||5.5 un||O|
|10/25/2013||VANCOUVER||2-3||L||0, -200||L||5 ov||P|
|10/26/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
|11/1/2013||at FLORIDA|| |
|11/2/2013||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|11/5/2013||at MONTREAL|| |
|10/3/2013||at ST LOUIS||2-4||L||0, +160||L||5 ov||O|
|10/4/2013||at COLORADO||1-3||L||0, +125||L||5.5 un||U|
|10/8/2013||MINNESOTA||3-2||W||0, -130||W||5 ov||P|
|10/10/2013||TORONTO||0-4||L||0, -110||L||5.5 un||U|
|10/12/2013||NY ISLANDERS||3-2||W||0, -140||W||5 ov||P|
|10/15/2013||FLORIDA||4-3||W||0, -165||W||5 ov||O|
|10/17/2013||LOS ANGELES||1-2||L||0, -110||L||5 ev||U|
|10/19/2013||at MONTREAL||2-1||W||0, +145||W||5 ov||U|
|10/20/2013||at WINNIPEG||3-1||W||0, +145||W||5.5 un||U|
|10/22/2013||at MINNESOTA||0-2||L||0, +140||L||5 un||U|
|10/24/2013||WINNIPEG||3-2||W||0, -135||W||5 ov||P|
|10/26/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
|10/31/2013||at PHOENIX|| |
|11/2/2013||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|11/6/2013||at COLORADO|| |
|ST LOUIS: ST. LOUIS (AP) - Signing cornerstone defenseman Alex Pietrangelo to a seven-year contract extension was just a matter of time for the St. Louis Blues. Two days into training camp, it was a done deal.
The Blues believe the ice-hogging, offensive-minded Pietrangelo is the guy who'll lead the way on teams built to go deep into the playoffs.
The Blues won two then dropped four in a row against the Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the playoffs last season. The Blues open the regular season at home Oct. 3 against Nashville.
|NASHVILLE: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Making the playoffs has become so automatic for the Nashville Predators that they didn't react well to finishing below .500 for the first time in a decade.|
They went shopping in a very big way hoping to make sure thatdoesn't happen again.
The Predators opened free agency signing five of the seven players they added on the first day. Right wing Viktor Stalberg from Stanley Cup champ Chicago is the key addition, and they also added Eric Nystrom, and Matt Hendricks and center Matt Cullen, who helped Carolina win the Stanley Cup in 2006.
"It shows all the commitment," captain Shea Weber said. "They made those moves, and they addressed the needs we have. They filled some spots, and obviously everyone's going to see what those guys are capable of. And we're going to see what they can do in the locker room as well."
Nashville will be looking for its eighth playoff berth in a decade this season trying to bounce back from a 16-23-9 record that put them 14th in the Western Conference.
"We feel like we're back to having the depth and the pieces to do what we need to do," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said.
The Predators will need scoring from the new players.
They averaged just 2.27 goals per game last season, tying Florida for the worst scoring average in the NHL. Stalberg is expected to be the biggest addition if he can prove that all he needed was more playing time after struggling to find ice time behind the offensive stars in Chicago. He tied for fifth in goals in Chicago despite ranking 20th in minutes per game last season.
"All the guys in the locker room expect us to be back in the playoffs this year and to make a run," Stalberg said. "We got what it takes in here. It's a matter of putting it all together and finding a way to win hockey games."
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (ST LOUIS-NASHVILLE) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Blues-Predators Preview* =========================
By TAYLOR BECHTOLD STATS Writer
St. Louis (5-1-2) at Nashville (6-4-1), 8:00 p.m. EDT
Although Alexander Steen continues to score at a blistering pace, nothing else has been that easy for the St. Louis Blues since their hot start.
They might not be catching a break despite the Nashville Predators missing their two-time Vezina Trophy finalist.
The Blues will try to avoid their fourth loss in five games Saturday night when they visit the Predators, who seek their second straight win after losing Pekka Rinne for at least a month.
Perhaps a bit rusty in its first game in a week, St. Louis (5-1-2) rallied back from a two-goal deficit to force overtime before losing 3-2 to Vancouver on Friday. Since outscoring opponents 19-7 while winning their first four games, the Blues have been outscored 14-9 during this 1-1-2 stretch.
"It took a while for us to wake up," said center David Backes, who has six goals and three assists. "It's not acceptable. We needed two points."
While St. Louis may have cooled off, Steen certainly isn't showing any signs of slowing down. He's tied for second in the league with eight goals after scoring his fourth in three games Friday.
Steen had a goal and an assist to lead the Blues past the visiting Predators 4-2 in the season opener Oct. 3.
Nashville's Carter Hutton performed well in relief when Rinne struggled in that meeting, allowing only a Steen power-play tally on 22 shots in his 50-plus minutes.
The Predators (6-4-1) aren't allowing anything on the power play these days, having killed off 22 straight penalties over their last seven games to match the franchise's second-longest streak.
With Rinne out at least four weeks following arthroscopic surgery on his hip, Hutton stopped 34 of 36 shots Thursday in a 3-2 overtime win over Winnipeg that was the Predators' fifth victory in seven games.
Hutton is 2-0-0 with a 1.37 goals-against average in three appearances, but both wins have come against the offensively challenged Jets. In his only career start against the Blues, he gave up three goals on 28 shots in a 3-1 loss while with Chicago on April 27.
"I am just taking it day-by-day, shot-by-shot, period-by-period, kind of slow things down," Hutton said. "You look at the big picture, it can be a bit overwhelming, especially I've only played a couple of games."
After allowing three goals on 21 shots against the Canucks on Friday, St. Louis' Jaroslav Halak figures to give way to Brian Elliott in the second of back-to-back games. Elliott has allowed five goals on 42 shots in two games, but is 3-1-0 with two shutouts and a 1.33 GAA in his last four meetings with Nashville.
Whoever gets the start will be particularly interested in keeping the Predators off the board early since they're 5-0-1 when scoring first. Nashville, however, is tied for 25th with 2.0 goals per game.
Patric Hornqvist has scored all of his team-high four goals within the last seven games. He also has five scores and nine assists in 21 career games against the Blues.
St. Louis continues to be without forward Maxim Lapierre, who was suspended five games for an Oct. 15 hit on San Jose defenseman Dan Boyle.
The Blues have won six of seven meetings, including the last three in Nashville.
|Last Updated: 12/22/2014 11:35:42 AM EST|