Notes: Jackman will become the all-time leader in games played among Blues defensemen when he plays in his 616th career game tonight, all with the franchise.
Jackman, who will pass Bobby Plager for fifth place all-time among all players, trails Garry Unger for fourth place on the all-time franchise list. Bernie Federko (927), Brian Sutter (779) and Brett Hull (744) are Nos. 1-3 on the list.
"It's a huge honor," Jackman said. "I worked real hard just to get to the NHL and even harder to stay in. There's been injuries and that stuff you've had to play through and the business side of it with double lockouts. But to be up there with Barclay Plager, Bobby Plager, Al MacInnis, Chris Pronger and what they mean to the franchise is pretty cool and for me to do it with the No. 5 on my back and the Bluenote on my chest ... and Bobby Plager did it [with No. 5], is even more special."
The Blues will be looking to snap an uncharacteristic five-game winless slump on home ice [0-4-1]. They haven't won at Scottrade Center since a 5-4 overtime win over Minnesota on Jan. 27. So they're 0-for-February here after going 30-6-5 on home ice a season ago.
"I just think it's a process," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. "We've played poorly in one and played well really well like we did against San Jose [a 2-1 loss Tuesday] and lost. I just think it's a process where we're 9-6, our record is what it is, we're probably not as good as we were at 6-1 and not as poor as we are right now with the record.
"We seemed to hit stumbling block. We had everything going from Vancouver and ran into the energy issue based on travel. Now we seem to have our energy back. I think we'll get a good read of where we're at today from an energy standpoint."