The Blues and Rangers are tangling for the second and final time this season. The Blues beat the Blueshirts 3-2 on Oct. 15 at Scottrade Center. The Blues have won four of their last five meetings and earned points in nine of their last 10 trips to Madison Square Garden. The Blues special teams have been stout against the Rangers as they've gone four for their last 14 on the power play and killed 14 of the Rangers last 16 attempts against them. St. Louis is looking to stretch their point streak against Eastern Conference competition to three games tonight. Including a victory over the Rangers and a shootout loss to the Red Wings, they are 1-0-1 thus far.
What to Watch
Jay Bouwmeester will dress in his 1,000th regular season game tonight. Bouwmeester will become the 18th active player and the 307th player overall in NHL history to reach that milestone. A two-time NHL All-Star and 5-time gold medalist with Team Canada, Bouwmeester owns the fifth-longest iron man streak in NHL history at 749 games (including postseason).
- Alexander Steen is one shy of 200 career goals
- Alex Pietrangelo is tied with Chris Pronger (12) for second in game-winning goals among defensemen in franchise history
- Ryan Reaves is nine shy of 600 career PIM
- Jake Allen (12) is one shutout shy of Roman Turek (13) for 4th on the all-time franchise list
The Blues rank first overall with a 25.9 percent power play conversion rate on the road
The Blues have scored one goal in five of their last six games but they've managed a 1-2-2 record in those games
The Blues' road record in October over the past four seasons is 10-4-3
The Blues have earned four power-play opportunities in four straight games for the first time since a 5-game stretch from Dec. 30, 2014 to Jan. 8, 2015
50th Anniversary Throwback Note
On this day in 1986, Bernie Federko scored his 293rd career goal in a 3-3 tie with Pittsburgh to become the St. Louis Blues' all-time leading goal scorer. He passed Garry Unger, who had 292 goals in a Blues' uniform.