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Game Notes: Feb. 9 at Toronto

by Dan O'Neill / St. Louis Blues

The Blues and Leafs will meet for the final time this season tonight at Air Canada Center. Mike Yeo coached the Blues to a 5-1 victory over the Leafs in his first game as Blues boss back on Feb. 2 at Scottrade Center. Overall, the Blues have gone 8-2-2 over their last 12 games against the Leafs and 8-1-1 in their last 10 trips to Toronto. St. Louis has heated up on the road recently, winning five of their last seven away from Scottrade Center, including four in shutout fashion. A win tonight would give the Blues their first three-game road win streak of the season.

What to Watch

Vladimir Tarasenko is coming off of a two-goal performance in Ottawa and comes into Toronto riding a four-game goal streak against the Leafs (four goals, one assist). Tarasenko has torched Eastern Conference competition this season. He leads all Western Conference skaters with 13 goals and 28 points against the East.

Milestones

David Perron - 5 shy of 100 goals as a Blue
Paul Stastny - 2 shy of 100 PIM as a Blue
Kyle Brodziak - 1 shy of 400 career PIM
Carl Gunnarsson - 9 shy of 100 career assists
Kevin Shattenkirk - 10 shy of 300 career PIM / 6 shy of 100 assists as a Blue
Jori Lehtera - 6 shy of 100 career points
Alexander Steen - 8 shy of 400 points as a Blue

Quick Hits
  • Colton Parayko posted a single-game career best three points vs. the Leafs on Feb. 2 (one goal, two assists)
  • The Blues' five wins over their last seven road games matches their total from their previous 17
  • Now with 15 goals, Paul Stastny is just one shy of tying his career best as a Blue (16 goals, 2014-15)
  • Tarasenko is the first Blue to record 25 goals in three straight seasons since Keith Tkachuk (2001-04)
50th Anniversary Throwback Note

On this day in 1980, Bernie Federko scored his 4th career hat trick to lead the Blues to a 3-2 win over Buffalo in St. Louis

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