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Game Notes: Oct. 27 vs. Detroit

by Dan O'Neill / St. Louis Blues
Matchup

The Blues and Red Wings have played to overtime in three of their last four meetings and the Red Wings emerged victorious on all three occasions. Though they have only logged four wins, the Blues have collected points in seven of their last eight games against Detroit (4-1-3). Tonight will mark the 280th all-time regular season matchup between the Blues and Red Wings and the Blues have won 120 of those. Also tonight, the Blues will honor Barret Jackman, who retired from the NHL earlier this month. Jackman, who made his NHL debut against Detroit on April 14, 2002, is the all-time leader among Blues defensemen with 803 regular season games played with the club.

What to Watch

How do the Blues recover from Tuesday night? Since the beginning of the 2015-16 season (including the 2016 postseason), the Blues have lost by three or more goals on 12 occasions. In the previous 11, the Blues have followed such a loss with a 7-2-2 record. Fans will also get a chance to see Steve Ott again. The former Blue, who joined the Red Wings in the offseason, will be wearing No. 29 in white.

Milestones
  • Alexander Steen is one shy of 200 career goals
  • Alex Pietrangelo is tied with Chris Pronger (12) for 2nd in game-winning goals among defensemen in franchise history
  • Ryan Reaves is nine shy of 600 career PIM
Quick Hits

Since the beginning of last season and including the 2016 postseason, the Blues rank second overall in power-play percentage (22.7) (1. CHI, 22.9%)

Since joining the club via trade from Colorado (Feb. 19, 2011), Kevin Shattenkirk ranks third among all defensemen with 114 power-play points (1. Karlsson, 125)

Paul Stastny has won 60 percent of his shorthanded draws which leads the league among players that have taken at least 20 shorthanded faceoffs

David Perron is riding a four-game point streak (2 goals, 2 assists) vs. the Red Wings

50th Anniversary Throwback Note

On this day in 2007, Barret Jackman posted an assist for his 60th career point as the Blues beat the Capitals 4-3 at Scottrade Center

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