2011 Blues Schedule: Tough Week Ahead For Blues Hockey

DETROIT, MI - MARCH 30: B.J. Crombeen #26 of the St. Louis Blues tries to control the puck in front of Danny Cleary #11 of the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on March 30, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. St. Louis won the game 10-3. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The Blues face off against the Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers, and Minnesota Wild this week, looking to improve their record under coach Hitchcock.

The St. Louis Blues, fresh off their third shut-out of the season, face a trio of tough teams in their mid-November stretch. The Blues start the week with a matchup against the Detroit Red Wings (9-5, 19 pts.) then finished their five-game home stand with a game against the Florida Panthers (8-5, 19 pts.). Then, on Saturday, St. Louis travels to face the Minnesota Wild (9-5, 21 pts.) at Xcel Energy Center.


Blues Schedule

Nashville Sat 10/08 L 2 - 4
Calgary Mon 10/10 W 5 - 2
@ Dallas Thu 10/13 L 2 - 3
@ San Jose Sat 10/15 W 4 - 2
@ Anaheim Sun 10/16 L 2 - 4
@ Los Angeles Tue 10/18 L 0 - 5
Carolina Fri 10/21 OT - W 3 - 2
@ Philadelphia Sat 10/22 W 4 - 2
@ Vancouver Wed 10/26 W 3 - 0
@ Calgary Fri 10/28 L 1 - 3
@ Edmonton Sun 10/30 L 2 - 4
Vancouver Fri 11/04 W 3 - 2
@ Minnesota Sat 11/05 L 1 - 2
Chicago Tue 11/08 W 3 - 0
Toronto Thu 11/10 SO - L 2 - 3
Tampa Bay Sat 11/12 W 3 - 0
Detroit Tue 11/15 7:00 PM CST
Florida Thu 11/17 7:00 PM CST
@ Minnesota Sat 11/19 7:00 PM CST

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The Blues, who recently fired head coach Davis Payne, are 2-1 since new head coach Ken Hitchcock took the reins November 6th. The Blues, which now stand at 8-7 with 17 points, currently sit at fourth place in the Central Division. The Chicago Blackhawks lead the division with a strong 11-4 record and an NHL-best 25 points.

This Tuesday will mark the first season matchup with the Detroit Red Wings and the only time the Blues will face the Panthers in the regular season. The Blues previously played the Wild on November 5th, the 2-1 loss that precipitated the coach Payne firing.

If the Blues want a chance to gain ground on the Blackhawks, a couple wins this week could certainly help.

For more Blue analysis and commentary, check in with Blues blog St. Louis Game Time. Stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis for more up-to-the-minute coverage of the Blues and all St. Louis sports news.

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