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Game Notes: Jan. 15 at Anaheim

by Dan O'Neill / St. Louis Blues

Tonight's game will be the first meeting of the season between the St. Louis Blues and Anaheim Ducks. The Blues went 2-0-1 against the Ducks last season, which included a 5-2 win in their last meeting on March 11. The Honda Center, though, hasn't been very friendly. The Blues haven't won a game there in 10 straight, although they did get a point in a shootout loss in their last visit on Jan. 8, 2016.

What to Watch

David Perron, who spent 28 games with the Anaheim Ducks last season, has scored 20 points (eight goals, 12 assists) in 28 regular season games against the Ducks. Carter Hutton, who posted his first career shutout as a Blue on Saturday in San Jose, is expected to make his second consecutive start tonight. Patrik Berglund will play in 599th career game with the Blues, which will pass Chris Pronger for 11th on the all-time franchise list.

Quick Hits
  • The Blues are in the midst of a second half that sees them play 25 of their final 41 regular season games on the road.
  • Alexander Steen has two goals and five assists over his last six games and leads the team in points with eight since Christmas. The Blues are 13-4-2 when Steen records a point this season. He is one of just 17 forwards to have played over 100 power-play minutes and 75 shorthanded minutes this season.
  • The Blues power play has gone 6-for-19 (31.6 percent) over their last five games. On the road, the Blues have the third-best power play in the League with a 26.5 percent conversion rate.
  • Including last night's shutout, the Blues haven't given up a goal to the Sharks at SAP Center in 161 minutes and 38 seconds in the regular season.
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