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Preview: Blues at Blue Jackets

by Elise Butler / Notes by Brett Barczewski


When: Friday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. CT
Watch: FOX Sports Midwest, FOX Sports GO
Listen: 101 ESPN, NHL App

The St. Louis Blues and Columbus Blue Jackets will wrap up their 2019-20 series with their second and final game of the season on Friday evening. While the Blues' seven-game win streak was snapped on Tuesday, the team brings an eight-game point streak (7-0-1) into Nationwide Arena.



BLUES: The Blues have been one of the hottest teams in the League, picking up 15 of a possible 16 points in their most recent stretch of games. St. Louis' last regulation loss came Oct. 26 in Boston and is one of just three for the Blues so far this season. However their most recent contest - Tuesday vs. Arizona - saw them twice lose a one-goal lead before falling in the shootout. 

"We just need to get some more pucks to the net," said Oskar Sundqvist. "That's what hockey's about and we didn't do that tonight enough."

Jaden Schwartz and Colton Parayko scored for the Blues in regulation, while Jordan Binnington made 20 saves in net.

BLUE JACKETS: The Blue Jackets lost in a shootout to the Canadiens on Tuesday in Montreal, dropping to 1-5-2 in their last eight games and 6-8-4 overall. Zach Werenski and Eric Robinson scored for Columbus.

"We developed over 20 scoring chances in the game and we didn't finish," coach John Tortorella told "We have the game in hand, just can't get it done at the end. It's just the way it's going." 

HEAD-TO-HEAD: The Blues and Blue Jackets met just two weeks ago on Nov. 1, with the Blues earning a 4-3 win in overtime. David Perron scored the game-winner just eight seconds into extra time, the fastest goal to begin an overtime period in franchise history.

The Blues are 6-2-0 in their last eight games vs. Columbus and have won back-to-back games against the Blue Jackets.

Video: Blues, Blue Jackets square off at Nationwide Arena



BLUES Captain Alex Pietrangelo is currently on a four-game point streak (one goal, six assists.) His six goals this season ranks third in the NHL among defensemen and his 17 points ranks fifth. He shares first in the NHL among defensemen with three power-play goals. Pietrangelo also leads the Blues with 23:58 time on ice per game.

BLUE JACKETS Werenski has two goals and three points in his last two games while logging more than 24 minutes of time on ice in both. The defenseman ranks second on the Blue Jackets in goals (five), trailing only Pierre-Luc Dubois. Dubois leads Columbus in both goals (six) and points (11) this season. 



Ryan O'Reilly has a five-game point streak (one goal, five assists)

Brayden Schenn has a four-game point streak (one goal, five assists)

Perron has 12 points in his last eight games (two goals, 10 assists)

Pietrangelo has an assist in back-to-back games (two assists)



The Blues are 7-2-1 on the road this season, which is good for the second-most road wins and third-most road points in the NHL ... In their last 11 games (since Oct. 21), the Blues are 12-for-39 on the power play (30.8 percent), which ranks first in the NHL over that span.

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