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Game Notes: April 6 at Florida

by Dan O'Neill / St. Louis Blues

The last time the Blues and Panthers met, Vincent Trocheck scored with just five seconds remaining in regulation to send the Panthers home with a 2-1 win. The Blues are visiting BB&T Center for the first time since Feb. 12 last year, when they came away with a 5-3 victory. St. Louis has won seven of their last nine matchups with the Panthers overall, including four in a row on the road. The Blues come into tonight having won four of their last five (4-0-1) on the road, while allowing two or fewer goals in each of those games. Under the direction of Mike Yeo, the Blues have compiled a 7-3-0 mark against the Eastern Conference, including a 5-1-0 tally away from Scottrade Center.

What to Watch

Alex Pietrangelo has shined since the trade of Kevin Shattenkirk. Pietrangelo ranks fourth among all defensemen in points (14) and time on ice per game (26:33) since the trade. What's more, he has accrued a plus-10 rating over his last 18 games, while only incurring a minus mark in four of those outings.


Kyle Brodziak - 4 shy of 400 career PIM
Carl Gunnarsson - 7 shy of 100 career assists
Jori Lehtera - 2 shy of 100 career points
Alexander Steen - 2 shy of 300 PIM as a Blue
Jay Bouwmeester - 4 shy of 100 PIM as a Blue / 9 shy of 100 points as a Blue / 9 shy of 400 career points
Magnus Paajarvi - 8 shy of 100 career points
Alex Pietrangelo - 1 shy of 300 career points
Scottie Upshall - 6 shy of 700 career games
Ryan Reaves - 5 shy of 700 career penalty minutes

Quick Hits
  • After his goal Tuesday night, Alex Pietrangelo is one point shy of 300 for his career
  • Vladimir Tarasenko leads all Western Conference players with 17 goals against the East this season
  • Over their last 14 games, the Blues have killed 46 of Florida's 49 power-play chances
  • With a point tonight, the Blues could stretch their road point streak to a season-high six games
50th Anniversary Throwback Note

On this day in 1989, Rick Meagher scored two goals, including the winner at 5:30 of overtime and added an assist to lead the Blues to a 4-3 win over the Minnesota North Stars in St. Louis, in Game 2 of the Norris Division Semi-Finals

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