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Game Notes: Feb. 11 at Montreal

by Dan O'Neill / St. Louis Blues

The Blues will conclude the first portion of their five-gae road trip tonight with a visit to Bell Center in Montreal. After tonight, the club will return home before hitting the road to Detroit. Jaden Schwartz led the Blues to a 3-2 win in their first matchup with the Canadiens this season after scoring the overtime game-winner on Dec. 6 at Scottrade Center. The Blues have dropped consecutive trips to Montreal but prior to that, they had won four straight. St. Louis has not only reversed their road play, but their play against the Eastern Conference, as they've won five of their last six inter-conference games.

What to Watch

Jake Allen has won three of his last four games, allowing just five goals in that set. What's more, Allen has posted his best numbers against the Atlantic Division, going 7-1-1 with a 2.01 GAA and a .932 SV%. Among goalies with multiple starts this month, Allen ranks second overall with a 1.25 GAA and third with a .958 SV%.

Milestones

David Perron - 5 shy of 100 goals as a Blue
Paul Stastny - 2 shy of 100 PIM as a Blue
Kevin Shattenkirk - 5 shy of 100 assists as a Blue
Jori Lehtera - 5 shy of 100 career points
Alexander Steen - 8 shy of 400 points as a Blue

Quick Hits
  • Mike Yeo has become the first coach in Blues history to win each of his first three road games
  • The Blues are 15 for 15 on the PK under Yeo
  • With his OT goal on Thursday, Vladimir Tarasenko (7) tied Pavol Demitra for the most OT goals in Blues history (reg. season)
  • Over their last eight road outings (since Jan. 14), the Blues share the league lead with a +11 road goal differential
50th Anniversary Throwback Note

On this day in 1990, Brett Hull extended his team-record point scoring streak to 20 straight games in the St. Louis Blues' 4-2 win over the visiting Buffalo Sabres. Hull scored 21 goals and 15 assists for 36 points during the 20 game streak

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