ST LOUIS MO - DECEMBER 09: Jay McClement #18 of the St. Louis Blues congratulates Jaroslav Halak #41 following a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Scottrade Center on December 9 2010 in St Louis Missouri. The Blues defeated The Blue Jackets 4-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
The St. Louis Blues play the Calgary Flames on Friday, and then face the struggling the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday.
The St. Louis Blues (11-8-2, 24 pts) will take on two teams this weekend that currently reside in the bottoms of their respective divisions. On Friday, the Blues will host the Calgary Flames (2-8-1, 17) who have sunken to the depths of the Central Division.
The Flames have scored only 45 goals this season, good for second-worst in the Western Conference and third-worst in the NHL. Interestingly, they have only allowed 56 goals, which currently stands at two goals better than the league average.
If and when the Flames do score, it usually involves LW Curtis Glencross, who leads the team with 7 goals, or Alex Tanguay, who leads the team with 12 assists and 15 points. Despite sporting 8 losses on the season -- tied for fourth most in the NHL -- Miikka Kiprusoff actually has a decent .917 save percentage.
On Sunday, the Blues will head to Ohio to take on the Columbus Blue Jackets (5-13-3, 13 pts). The Blue Jackets sport a league-worst 13 points and have scored only 48 goals compared to a whopping 72 allowed. Oddly, neither of those marks are league-worst, and as they showed the Detroit Red Wings earlier this year, they are a threat to surprise some teams.