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Preview: Blues at Devils

by Chris Pinkert / Notes by Brett Barczewski

BLUES AT DEVILS

When: Friday March 6 at 6 p.m. CT
Where: Prudential Center
Watch: FOX Sports Midwest, FOX Sports GO
Listen: 101 ESPN, NHL App

 

TEAM SNAPSHOTS

BLUES The St. Louis Blues carry an eight-game win streak into Friday's game against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center.

In fact, the Blues started their winning streak with a 3-0 win against the Devils back on Feb. 18 in St. Louis.

The winning streak is the longest active one in the NHL and is the Blues' third win streak of seven or more games this season.

DEVILS The New Jersey Devils suffered a 3-0 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights in their last game on Tuesday night at T-Mobile Arena.

It was the Devils' first regulation loss in seven games (4-1-2) and the first regulation loss in eight starts for goalie Mackenzie Blackwood.

"It was a disappointing effort," Devils Head Coach Alain Nasreddine told NHL.com. "If you look at our game in general, our execution was atrocious. Our level of focus wasn't great, and our execution cost us a lot of problems."

New Jersey was 14 points out of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference on Thursday afternoon.

HEAD-TO-HEAD The Blues and Devils will meet for the second and final time in the regular season on Friday night.

The Blues have won 12 straight games against New Jersey, outscoring the Devils 43-16 in those wins. They've also held New Jersey to three goals or less in all 12 games.

The 12-game winning streak is tied for the longest against any one opponent in Blues history - the club also posted 12 straight wins against the Arizona Coyotes from 2014-17 and against the Vancouver Canucks from 1997-2000.

Video: Kerber, Pang preview Blues / Devils live from NJ


HOT VS. NEW JERSEY

- Ivan Barbashev has five points in his last three games (four goals, one assists)

- Tyler Bozak has four points in his last three games (two goals, two assists)

- Jaden Schwartz has 10 points (five goals, five assists) in 10 career games.


BLUE NOTES

Brayden Schenn has scored a goal in five consecutive games, which is the longest streak in the NHL and matches the longest goal streak of Schenn's career… Jordan Binnington is 6-0-0 with a 1.49 goals-against average and a .924 save-percentage in his last six games… Colton Parayko has eight points in his last seven games (three goals, five assists) and leads all NHL defensemen with seven goals since Jan. 21.

Video: Blues, Devils clash Prudential Center

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