ST. LOUIS BLUES
2007-08 SEASON STATS
(14th West/27th NHL)
|Change from 2006-07||-2|
(13th West/22nd NHL)
(15th West/29th NHL)
Advantage Margin -25
The Blues' struggles on the road began on the power play, where they earned 151 power plays (scoring only 20 times) and surrendered 192 (giving up 36 goals).
Even-Strength Goals Margin -11
Brad Boyes had 32 of his team-high 43 goals (and 46 of 65 points) with the Blues at even strength. No one else had more than the 14 scored by Keith Tkachuk.
Special Teams Goal Margin -19
The Blues finished dead last on the power play, converting only 14.1 percent of their chances and scoring just 47 goals. They also allowed 13 shorthanded goals, more than any team except the New York Islanders. The penalty-killers were first at home (88.0 percent), but 21st on the road (81.3).
Goals by defensemen 17
One reason the Blues struggled to score was a lack of production from the blue line. Former No. 1 overall pick Erik Johnson had five goals; no one else scored more than two.
Overtime Record Total: 4-8-5
The Blues tied Tampa Bay for the most overtime losses. They didn't tear it up in shootouts, either -- wasting excellent goaltending (6 goals allowed in 26 attempts) due to lack of scoring (5 goals in 27 tries). Brad Boyes had four of the five successful attempts.
Times Scored First 40
The Blues were a solid 15-3-5 at home when scoring first, but won just eight times in 17 ties (8-5-4) when they got the first goal away from home.
Best 07-08 Number 6-3-1
The Blues' record against Eastern Conference opponents. The Blues were 4-1-0 in five games against the Northeast Division, all on the road.
Worst 07-08 Number 24
One-goal games lost by the Blues, against 15 wins. The 24 losses were the most in the Western Conference and one behind Florida, the NHL leader.
The Blues have a lot of home games early -- after a home opener and two road games, they play the next seven games in St. Louis. The end of the season is just the opposite: They play nine of their last 13 on the road, including three games in Western Canada and a five-game trip that ends in Phoenix.