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.
|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|
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.