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Game Notes: Jan. 17 vs. Ottawa

by Dan O'Neill / St. Louis Blues

The Blues and Senators like to get their money's worth when they face each others as five of their last six encounters have required overtime with three of those heading to a shootout. In the last series installment, the Blues and Sens participated in a marathon 11-round shootout in Ottawa in which Jake Allen stopped all 11 Senators attempts while Patrik Berglund buried the lone goal for the Blues. Overall, the Blues have won four of their last eight against the Senators while earning at least a point in each game of that set (4-0-4). Coming into tonight, the Blues are carrying a 7-2-1 home record against Eastern Conference competition.

What to Watch

Patrik Berglund will become the 11th player to join the Blues' 600-game club tonight. Berglund has been on fire lately. In fact, since Dec. 15, only Columbus' Cam Atkinson and Edmonton's Patrick Maroon (10 each) have more goals than the big Swede (nine). Also look for the Blues to play a strong game in their return to St. Louis. This season, the Blues are 5-1-0 in the first home game following a road trip of at least two games. All five wins in that record have come in succession and they've outscored the opposition 21-10 in those wins.

Milestones
  • David Perron - 6 shy of 100 goals as a Blue
  • Paul Stastny - 4 shy of 200 career goals
  • Kyle Brodziak - 5 shy of 400 career PIM
  • Jaden Schwartz - 2 shy of 100 career assists
  • Joel Edmundson - 3 shy of 100 career games
  • Patrik Berglund - 2 shy of 200 career PIM
Quick Hits
  • Since Kevin Shattenkirk (125) joined the Blues, he ranks secnd only to Ottawa's Erik Karlsson (137) in power-play points among defensemen
  • Joel Edmundson will dress in his 100th career game tonight
  • Carter Hutton stopped 45 of 46 shots over the weekend, leading the Blues to consecutive road wins for the first time this season
  • Jaden Schwartz has collected six points (one goal, five assists) in four career games vs. the Senators
50th Anniversary Throwback Note

On this day in 2000, Blues Assistant Coach Steve Thomas scored twice, including the overtime winner at 4:55 in the Maple Leafs 5-4 win at Vancouver. It was Thomas' 11th career OT game winner, extending his NHL record

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