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NHL : ATS Matchup
Thursday 2/28/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore



CHICAGO (16-0-0-3, 35 pts.) at ST LOUIS (10-6-0-2, 22 pts.)
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Thursday, 2/28/2013 8:05 PM
Board OpeningLatest
13CHICAGO-110Ov 5,-135-110Ov 5,-135
14ST LOUIS-110Un 5,+115-110Un 5,+115
CHICAGO - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games16-3-0+12.116-3+12.15-
Team Stats (Road Games)8-2-0+5.78-2+5.74-63.728.82.226.7
Last 5 Games5-0-0+55-0+51-32.635.01.626.6
vs. Division5-0-0+55-0+50-52.426.41.027.0
CHICAGO Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)19612022145358410.4%781417.9%100
Team Stats (Road Games)10371411102228812.8%44715.9%58
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)513362211757.4%17317.6%21
Team Stats (vs. Division)512353101329.1%15213.3%21
Stats Against (All Games) 3711815335237.1%71811.3%61
Stats Against (Road Games) 22857222678.2%3425.9%35
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 8314001336.0%20420.0%14
Stats Against (vs. Division) 5104001353.7%1915.3%10
CHICAGO - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
CORY CRAWFORD (All Games)111129027394.1%18-3+4.18-3-0+42-9
CORY CRAWFORD (Road Games)7716715592.8%05-2+2.75-2-0+32-5
CORY CRAWFORD (vs. Division)5513513096.3%15-0+55-0-0+50-5
CORY CRAWFORD (Last 4 Games)4410910495.4%13-1+1.43-1-0+11-3
RAY EMERY (All Games)8823321692.7%08-0+88-0-0+83-4
RAY EMERY (Road Games)331009292.0%03-0+33-0-0+32-1
RAY EMERY (vs. Division)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
RAY EMERY (Last 4 Games)441059792.4%04-0+44-0-0+41-2

ST LOUIS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games10-8-0-1.910-8-1.911-
Team Stats (Home Games)4-5-0-4.84-5-4.85-32.828.33.120.2
Last 5 Games3-2-0+0.73-2+0.72-32.426.01.825.6
vs. Division6-4-0-0.16-4-0.16-
ST LOUIS Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)18552314144351710.6%621930.6%97
Team Stats (Home Games)925978102559.8%341029.4%47
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)512713111309.2%13215.4%20
Team Stats (vs. Division)103012882229110.3%361438.9%53
Stats Against (All Games) 521819132241312.6%661421.2%92
Stats Against (Home Games) 2871461118215.4%28414.3%50
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 9233101287.0%17317.6%13
Stats Against (vs. Division) 2712960122012.3%40717.5%49
ST LOUIS - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
JAKE ALLEN (All Games)5411410289.5%03-1+23-1-0+23-1
JAKE ALLEN (Home Games)21332987.9%00-1-1.30-1-0-10-1
JAKE ALLEN (vs. Division)21262180.8%01-0+11-0-0+11-0
JAKE ALLEN (Last 4 Games)441069690.6%03-1+23-1-0+23-1
BRIAN ELLIOTT (All Games)9718615884.9%02-5-6.42-5-0-74-1
BRIAN ELLIOTT (Home Games)551028078.4%01-4-6.41-4-0-74-0
BRIAN ELLIOTT (vs. Division)6412410987.9%01-3-41-3-0-42-1
BRIAN ELLIOTT (Last 4 Games)44866879.1%00-4-7.40-4-0-83-0
JAROSLAV HALAK (All Games)7711210291.1%35-2+2.65-2-0+34-3
JAROSLAV HALAK (Home Games)33474697.9%23-0+33-0-0+31-2
JAROSLAV HALAK (vs. Division)55696391.3%24-1+2.84-1-0+33-2
JAROSLAV HALAK (Last 4 Games)44746790.5%12-2-0.42-2-002-2
MIKE MCKENNA (All Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
MIKE MCKENNA (Home Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
MIKE MCKENNA (vs. Division)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
Average power rating of opponents played: CHICAGO 3.18,  ST LOUIS 3.13
CHICAGO - Schedule
2/1/2013at VANCOUVER1-2L0, +115L5 ovU
2/2/2013at CALGARY3-2W0, -110W5.5 evU
2/5/2013at SAN JOSE5-3W0, +100W5 ovO
2/7/2013at PHOENIX6-2W0, -110W5.5 unO
2/10/2013at NASHVILLE3-0W0, -130W5 ovU
2/12/2013ANAHEIM2-3L0, -155L5.5 unU
2/15/2013SAN JOSE4-1W0, -140W5.5 unU
2/17/2013LOS ANGELES3-2W0, -160W5 ovP
2/19/2013VANCOUVER4-3W0, -120W5.5 unO
2/22/2013SAN JOSE2-1W0, -140W5.5 unU
2/24/2013COLUMBUS1-0W0, -285W5.5 unU
2/25/2013EDMONTON3-2W0, -180W5.5 unU
2/28/2013at ST LOUIS 
3/3/2013at DETROIT 
3/8/2013at COLORADO 

ST LOUIS - Schedule
2/1/2013at DETROIT3-5L0, -115L5.5 unO
2/5/2013NASHVILLE1-6L0, -200L5 unO
2/7/2013DETROIT1-5L0, -200L5.5 unO
2/9/2013ANAHEIM5-6L0, -185L5 ovO
2/11/2013LOS ANGELES1-4L0, -160L5 ovP
2/13/2013at DETROIT4-3W0, +100W5.5 unO
2/15/2013at CALGARY5-2W0, -125W5.5 unO
2/17/2013at VANCOUVER4-3W0, +125W5.5 unO
2/19/2013SAN JOSE1-2L0, -130L5.5 unU
2/20/2013at COLORADO0-1L0, -125L5.5 unU
2/23/2013COLUMBUS2-1W0, -230W5.5 unU
3/3/2013at DALLAS 
3/5/2013at LOS ANGELES 
3/7/2013at PHOENIX 
3/9/2013at SAN JOSE 
3/10/2013at ANAHEIM 

LAST SEASON: 45-26-11, 101 points. Lost to Phoenix 4-2 in first round.

COACH: Joel Quenneville, 5th season with Blackhawks, 186-99-39; 16th overall, 624-382-157 in NHL.

ADDED: D Michal Rozsival, D Sheldon Brookbank.

LOST: F Andrew Brunette, F Brendan Morrison, D Sean O'Donnell

PLAYER TO WATCH: G Corey Crawford

OUTLOOK: Other than Rozsival and Brookbank, who each signed as free agents, there has been little turnover from last season. The Blackhawks have continuity going for them. Question is: Can they make a playoff run? It's been back-to-back first-round exits since they captured the Stanley Cup, and the Blackhawks are looking for more. Crawford's play will go a long way toward determining that, and he's coming off a shaky season in which he didn't post a shutout and let in two soft overtime goals in the playoffs.


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 (CHICAGO-ST LOUIS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Blackhawks-Blues Preview* ==========================


Chicago (16-0-3) at St. Louis (10-6-2), 8:00 p.m. EDT

The ability to win close games has been a key reason for the Chicago Blackhawks' record start.

Like the NHL leaders, the St. Louis Blues have grown accustomed to playing tight games of late.

Still undefeated in regulation and looking for a season-high seventh straight victory, the visiting Blackhawks expect to face a stiff challenge from the Blues on Thursday night.

Chicago (16-0-3) extended its league record for consecutive games without a regulation defeat to a start a season by rallying for a 3-2 overtime win over Edmonton on Monday. Marian Hossa scored the winner to help the Blackhawks conclude a 6-0-1 home stretch.

"Without sounding arrogant, it's just business as usual," said forward Patrick Sharp, who recorded his 400th point while assisting on Hossa's goal.

"We keep finding ways to win. That's important at any time of the year. Those one-goal games, we're on the right side of them."

Chicago is 10-0-3 in games decided by one goal. Each of its last five and all but one on the homestand were decided by that margin.

"Seven games in a row at home ... that's a tough thing to get points out of every game," coach Joel Quenneville told the NHL's official website. "It was good for the guys. They should be commended for being consistent in their approach, kind of comparable to our start.

"We've put ourselves in a good spot, but expect teams to be ready and gunning for us."

Chicago has won three straight versus St. Louis (10-6-2), all at home and all by one goal with two going to a shootout. Corey Crawford made a season-high 32 saves in a 3-2 win Jan. 22.

Though the Blackhawks have dropped five of seven at St. Louis, they're 8-0-2 away from the United Center and looking for a fifth straight road victory.

The Blues have split their last four games, all decided by one goal. They improved to 6-2-2 in such contests while ending an 0-4-1 home stretch with a 2-1 victory over Columbus on Saturday.

St. Louis has averaged 3.3 goals while going 6-2-1 on the road, but 2.8 while posting a 4-4-1 home mark. The Blues were 30-6-5 in St. Louis in 2011-12.

"I think just getting the feeling of winning again is going to do wonders for us at home now," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "I think this helps us so much because we play at such a higher level on the road and with such a higher level of intensity, where we're waiting for things to happen at home and then they don't happen and we get discouraged."

St. Louis' Jaroslav Halak made 19 saves and allowed his first goal in three home starts Saturday. Halak has posted a 1.38 goals-against average during a 16-1-1 home stretch, and he's 3-0-0 with a shutout and 1.00 GAA at home versus Chicago.

Crawford could be in net after backup Ray Emery improved to 8-0-0 with a 2.08 GAA on Monday. Among the NHL leaders at 8-0-3 with a 1.50 GAA, Crawford returned from a three-game absence due to an upper-body injury to stop 28 shots in Sunday's 1-0 victory over Columbus.

Crawford, though, is 1-1-1 with a 3.57 GAA at St. Louis.

Sharp has seven goals and nine assists in his last 16 games against the Blues.

St. Louis' Chris Stewart has recorded two goals and four assists in his last six overall.

Last Updated: 9/25/2018 11:50:12 PM EST

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