The Blues face two winning and two losing teams in the coming week of NHL action.
The St. Louis Blues (10-7-2, 22 pts) will be in and out of home this week as they look to makeup ground on the Chicago Blackhawks (12-6-3, 27 pts), who lead the Central Division.
Here's a quick look at the upcoming Blues schedule:
|...Full Blues Schedule...|
|Toronto||Thu 11/10||SO - L 2 - 3|
|Tampa Bay||Sat 11/12||W 3 - 0|
|Detroit||Tue 11/15||W 2 - 1|
|Florida||Thu 11/17||W 4 - 1|
|@ Minnesota||Sat 11/19||SO - L 2 - 3|
|Los Angeles||Tue 11/22||6:30 PM CST|
|@ Pittsburgh||Wed 11/23||6:00 PM CST|
|Calgary||Fri 11/25||7:00 PM CST|
|@ Columbus||Sun 11/27||5:00 PM CST|
|...Full Blues Schedule....|
The Blues will first host the Los Angeles Kings (10-7-3, 23 pts) on Tuesday. The Kings are coming off a deflating 4-5-1 stretch that saw them lose several games by the narrowest of margins. They are lead offensively by 24-year-old center Anze Kopitar who sports a team-best nine goals and 14 assists this season.
On Wednesday, the Blues head out to Pennsylvania to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins (11-6-3, 25 pts), who sit at second place in the Atlantic Division.
The Penguins will have phenom Sidney Crosby back from a severe head injury as he returns to game action Monday night, which is good for the Penguins as they are trying to shake off a rough patch, losing three of their last four contests. In Crosby's absence, left wing James Neal has led the Penguins in points with 12 goals and 8 assists.
Friday night, the Blues return home to play the Calgary Flames (8-9-1, 17 pts) after posting a stunning 5-2 win over the Blackhawks on Friday night. The Flames currently sit in the bottom of the Northwest Division.
Lastly, on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. CST, the Blues hit the road again, visiting the Columbus Blue Jackets (4-13-2, 10 pts). Columbus has lost 6 of their last 10 games and sport an NHL-least 10 points this season. But, as the Nashville Predators (10-5-4, 24 pts) discovered in their 4-3 OT loss to the predators last Saturday, the Blue Jackets cannot be overlooked.
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