|13||LOS ANGELES||+140||Ov 5.5,+105||+130||Ov 5.5,+105|
|14||ST LOUIS||-160||Un 5.5,-125||-150||Un 5.5,-125|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||2-6-0||-4.2||2-6||-4.2||2-5||1.7||29.2||3.1||31.6|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-2.9||1-4||-2.9||2-3||1.4||26.4||3.0||34.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||19||39||10||17||11||1||3||530||7.4%||60||8||13.3%||60|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||8||14||3||8||2||1||1||234||6.0%||23||0||0.0%||19|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||7||2||4||0||1||1||132||5.3%||12||0||0.0%||7|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||61||18||22||20||1||6||591||10.3%||58||13||22.4%||107|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||25||8||8||9||0||3||253||9.9%||24||6||25.0%||44|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||15||4||6||5||0||2||173||8.7%||17||6||35.3%||23|
|PETER BUDAJ (All Games)||2||1||30||25||83.3%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|PETER BUDAJ (Road Games)||1||0||11||10||90.9%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|PETER BUDAJ (Last 4 Games)||2||1||30||25||83.3%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|JACK CAMPBELL (All Games)||13||12||352||325||92.3%||0||5-7||-3||5-7-0||-2||3-8|
|JACK CAMPBELL (Road Games)||5||5||139||127||91.4%||0||1-4||-3.5||1-4-0||-4||0-4|
|JACK CAMPBELL (Last 4 Games)||4||4||117||112||95.7%||0||2-2||-0.3||2-2-0||0||0-4|
|CAL PETERSEN (All Games)||3||2||93||87||93.5%||0||1-1||+0.4||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|CAL PETERSEN (Road Games)||2||2||77||72||93.5%||0||1-1||+0.4||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|CAL PETERSEN (Last 4 Games)||3||2||93||87||93.5%||0||1-1||+0.4||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|JONATHAN QUICK (All Games)||4||4||110||93||84.5%||0||0-4||-5.5||0-4-0||-6||3-1|
|JONATHAN QUICK (Road Games)||1||1||23||19||82.6%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|JONATHAN QUICK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||110||93||84.5%||0||0-4||-5.5||0-4-0||-6||3-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||5-6-0||-2.9||5-6||-2.9||6-4||3.5||30.3||3.5||31.4|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-0.8||2-3||-0.8||0-5||2.0||31.0||1.8||26.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||18||56||19||22||15||0||3||548||10.2%||64||16||25.0%||95|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||11||39||16||13||10||0||2||333||11.7%||41||11||26.8%||68|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||10||3||6||1||0||0||155||6.5%||12||0||0.0%||16|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||57||17||15||22||3||0||558||10.2%||58||11||19.0%||98|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||38||12||10||15||1||0||345||11.0%||35||6||17.1%||67|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||9||1||6||2||0||0||132||6.8%||13||2||15.4%||17|
|JAKE ALLEN (All Games)||13||13||392||349||89.0%||1||5-8||-3.9||5-8-0||-4||8-4|
|JAKE ALLEN (Home Games)||7||7||208||180||86.5%||0||3-4||-2.2||3-4-0||-2||6-0|
|JAKE ALLEN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||131||121||92.4%||1||2-2||+0.2||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|VILLE HUSSO (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|VILLE HUSSO (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CHAD JOHNSON (All Games)||7||5||166||152||91.6%||2||2-3||-1.6||2-3-0||-2||0-5|
|CHAD JOHNSON (Home Games)||6||4||137||127||92.7%||1||2-2||-0.7||2-2-0||-1||0-4|
|CHAD JOHNSON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||119||111||93.3%||2||2-2||-0.1||2-2-0||0||0-4|
|Average power rating of opponents played: LOS ANGELES 3.24, ST LOUIS 3|
|10/23/2018||at DALLAS||2-4||L||0, +140||L||5.5 ev||O|
|10/25/2018||at MINNESOTA||1-4||L||0, +145||L||5.5 un||U|
|10/28/2018||NY RANGERS||4-3||W||0, -160||W||5.5 ev||O|
|11/1/2018||PHILADELPHIA||2-5||L||0, -120||L||5.5 ov||O|
|11/3/2018||COLUMBUS||4-1||W||0, +100||W||5.5 ev||U|
|11/6/2018||ANAHEIM||4-1||W||0, -155||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/8/2018||MINNESOTA||1-3||L||0, -115||L||5.5 un||U|
|11/10/2018||CALGARY||0-1||L||0, -115||L||5.5 ov||U|
|11/13/2018||TORONTO||1-5||L||0, +120||L||5.5 ov||O|
|11/16/2018||at CHICAGO||2-1||W||0, +135||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/17/2018||at NASHVILLE||3-5||L||0, +190||L||5.5 un||O|
|11/19/2018||at ST LOUIS|| |
|11/27/2018||at VANCOUVER|| |
|11/29/2018||at EDMONTON|| |
|11/30/2018||at CALGARY|| |
|10/25/2018||COLUMBUS||4-7||L||0, -135||L||6 un||O|
|10/27/2018||CHICAGO||7-3||W||0, -135||W||6 un||O|
|11/1/2018||VEGAS||5-3||W||0, -120||W||5.5 ov||O|
|11/3/2018||MINNESOTA||1-5||L||0, -115||L||5.5 ov||O|
|11/6/2018||CAROLINA||4-1||W||0, +105||W||6 ev||U|
|11/9/2018||SAN JOSE||4-0||W||0, +100||W||6 un||U|
|11/11/2018||MINNESOTA||2-3||L||0, -110||L||6 un||U|
|11/14/2018||at CHICAGO||0-1||L||0, +110||L||6 un||U|
|11/16/2018||at VEGAS||4-1||W||0, +130||W||5.5 ov||U|
|11/17/2018||at SAN JOSE||0-4||L||0, +165||L||5.5 ov||U|
|11/19/2018||LOS ANGELES|| |
|11/21/2018||at NASHVILLE|| |
|11/28/2018||at DETROIT|| |
|11/30/2018||at COLORADO|| |
|LOS ANGELES: LAST SEASON: 45-29-8, 98 points. Fourth place Pacific Division. |
LOST to Vegas Golden Knights in first round.
COACH: John Stevens (second season, sixth NHL season).
ADDED: LW Ilya Kovalchuk
LOST: D Christian Folin, D Kevin Gravel, RW Tobias Rieder, D Jordan Subban, G Scott Wedgewood
PLAYER TO WATCH: Anze Kopitar. The center and Kings captain had a 40-point improvement last season, going from 52 points to a career-high 92 and finishing third in voting for the league MVP. He should be part of a formidable line with the addition of Kovalchuk ' who returns to the NHL after five seasons playing professionally in Russia ' and Dustin Brown.
OUTLOOK: The Kings have not advanced past the first round of the playoffs since winning the Stanley Cup in 2014 and could be hard-pressed to advance this season. They have one of the oldest rosters in the league with nine players who are 30 or older. They also remain challenged to find consistent goal scorers beyond the first line.
|ST LOUIS: LAST SEASON: 44-32-6, 94 points. Finished fourth in Central Division, one point shy of a playoff spot.
COACH: Mike Yeo (second full season, eighth NHL season).
ADDED: C Ryan O'Reilly, C Tyler Bozak, F David Perron, F Patrick Maroon, G Chad Johnson.
LOST: F Vladimir Sobotka, F Patrik Berglund, F Tage Thompson.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Ryan O'Reilly. St. Louis was active this offseason, highlighted by a blockbuster trade with Buffalo that netted the skilled O'Reilly. The 27-year-old center had 24 goals and 37 assists in his final season with the lowly Sabres. Playing for the refurbished Blues, he could be headed for a big year.
OUTLOOK: Loaded. The addition of O'Reilly, Bozak, Perron and Maroon should create a deep set of lines, and captain Alex Pietrangelo remains one of the NHL's top defensemen. The most pressing concern for St. Louis just might be the health of high-scoring winger Vladimir Tarasenko, who is coming back from April surgery on his left shoulder.
|Injured Blues limp home to face Kings|
ST. LOUIS - A banged up St. Louis Blues team is limping home from a tough west coast swing as they host the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.
Four prominent players were knocked out of the lineup during the three-game trip that started in Chicago and ended with stops in Las Vegas and San Jose. The Blues went 1-2, with both loses being shutouts including a 4-0 setback to the Sharks on Saturday.
Defenseman Carl Gunnarsson and forward Jaden Schwartz, who both suffered upper body injuries in the Blues' 4-1 win at Vegas on Friday, missed the finale against the Sharks. Forward Alexander Steen missed both the Vegas and San Jose games as did forward Pat Maroon, who suffered an upper-body injury against Chicago game and was placed on injured reserve.
"It's being tested," Blues head coach Mike Yeo told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch before the game against the Sharks. "It was tested within the game last game. Obviously we had to shorten the bench playing the majority of the game with five defensemen and then losing Schwartzie and guys stepped up. They seemed to be excited about the opportunity for extra ice time. Back-to-back games can be a little bit more of a challenge, but we've got young legs in the lineup and it's an opportunity for guys to prove they belong at this level or they belong in the role we're giving them an opportunity to play tonight."
Yeo said there would be a further update on the injury situation on Monday before the team hosted the Kings. The Blues did not make any immediate roster moves, due to still having 12 healthy forwards already with the team.
The injuries, plus the travel, seemed to catch up with the Blues in a lackluster performance against the Sharks.
"It wasn't just the offense," Yeo told the Post-Dispatch. "Defensively, we also gave up a whole bunch tonight too. In the third period, we generated a number of high quality scoring chances and it was all through hard work. It's a simple recipe that we have to follow night after night. We did it last night and we didn't do it for the first two periods tonight and we just can't keep coming and saying it's good one night, it's not good the next night. We have to demand of ourselves that we bring it night after night for 60 minutes."
Monday's game will be the first meeting this season between the Blues and Kings. The Blues won two out of the three meetings last season.
The Kings are coming off of a 5-3 loss at Nashville on Saturday and have lost four of their last five games.
Kings center Anze Kopitar snapped a five-game scoreless streak with a two-point night in the loss to the Predators.
"It's extremely frustrating going from an MVP nominee to barely getting any chances," Kopitar told NHL.com on Wednesday. "But I'll correct it. I have no doubt in my mind that I'll correct it."
On Sunday, the Kings recalled forward Austin Wagner from AHL-Ontario. Forward Trevor Lewis (fractured foot) is listed week-to-week and goalie Cole Kehler has been assigned to Ontario.
|Last Updated: 12/14/2018 8:14:59 AM EST|