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Game Notes: Nov. 10 at Nashville

by Dan O'Neill / St. Louis Blues
Matchup

The Predators blanked the Blues 5-0 in their most recent meeting (Feb. 27 in Nashville) but the Blues have won five of the last six in the series overall. St. Louis has left Nashville with victories in eight of their last 11 trips, including shutouts in two of the last three. After facing Chicago last night, the Blues will enter into the tail end of their third set of back-to-back games thus far. They are perfect in that scenario to this point, beating Minnesota on Oct. 13 and Colorado on Nov. 6. The Blues are looking to avoid a third straight loss on the road. Last season, their longest road losing streak was four games, though they managed points in the final two games of that set. They haven't lost three straight in regulation on the road since Dec. 23, 2014 to Jan. 2, 2015.

What to Watch

Look for this game to come down to even-strength play. Over their last eight meetings, the Blues and Predators have combined to go six for 54 (11.1%) with the man advantage. Over the past three seasons, both teams have been solid at even strength as the Blues share seventh overall with a plus-40 even strength goal differential in that span, while the Predators come in at 12th with a plus-25 mark.

Milestones
  • David Perron - 8 shy of 200 career assists
  • Jay Bouwmeester - 4 shy of 300 career assists
  • Alexander Steen - 1 shy of 200 career goals / 7 shy of 300 career assists / 9 shy of 500 career points
  • Ryan Reaves - 2 shy of 600 career PIM
  • Vladimir Tarasenko - 6 shy of 100 career PIM
  • Paul Stastny - 10 shy of 200 career goals
  • Colton Parayko - 8 shy of 100 career games
  • Jori Lehtera - 6 shy of 100 career PIM
Quick Hits
  • Jake Allen is 4-1-0 with a 2.52 GAA and a .920 SV% (1 SO) in his career vs. Nashville
  • Blues goaltender Carter Hutton spent the past three seasons in Nashville, posting a 33-23-12 record in 75 games with the Predators
  • Over their last nine games at Bridgestone Arena, the Blues have killed 28 of 29 Predators power play attempts
50th Anniversary Throwback Note

On this day in 1973, St. Louis beat Montreal 5-0, to become the first post-1967 expansion team to register 200 career victories. No. 200 came early in their seventh NHL season. Wayne Stephenson got the Blues' shutout - the second of his career

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