The Blues come into tonight riding a season-high four-game win streak, including their 4-2 victory in Boston last night. The win in Boston snapped a four-game road losing streak and the Blues will look to make it consecutive road wins in D.C., where they have won three of their last four trips. Overall, the Blues have won three of their last four against the Capitals but dropped their last meeting, 5-1, on April 9 in the 2015-16 regular season finale. St. Louis has been successful in the second game of back-to-backs this season, going 2-1-0 thus far.
What to Watch
Blues defenseman Colton Parayko will appear in his 100th career regular season game tonight. Parayko, who has been paired with Robert Bortuzzo since Bortuzzo returned from injury, is coming off of his fifth career two-assist game and now ranks second amongst Blues defensemen with nine helpers for the season.
David Perron - 3 shy of 200 career assists
Jay Bouwmeester - 3 shy of 300 career assists
Vladimir Tarasenko - 4 shy of 100 career PIM
Jori Lehtera - 6 shy of 100 career PIM
Kyle Brodziak - 5 shy of 100 games as a Blue / 9 shy of 400 career PIM
- With his 66th career win last night, Jake Allen tied Roman Turek for ninth on the all-time franchise wins list
- David Perron is riding a season-high five-game point streak and is just two games shy of tying the best streak of his career
- The Blues were a plus-4 at even strength last night in Boston, marking the greatest single-game even strength goal differential of the season
- Paul Stastny's game-winner last night was the 35th such goal of his regular season career and he is now halfway to his goal total from last season
- The Blues have scored at least three goals in five straight games. They are 41-7-4 in the regular season when scoring 3 or more since the beginning of 2015-16
50th Anniversary Throwback Note
On this day in 1968, St. Louis goalie Jacques Plante made 44 saves to earn his 66th career shutout as the Blues won 1-0 over the visiting Chicago Black Hawks