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Preview: Blues at Golden Knights

by Chris Pinkert / Notes by Brett Barczewski

BLUES AT GOLDEN KNIGHTS

When: Thursday, Feb. 13 at 9 p.m. CT
Watch: FOX Sports Midwest, FOX Sports GO
Listen: 101 ESPN, NHL App

 

THE MATCHUP

BLUES The Blues will get back on the ice Thursday in Vegas after a medical emergency with Jay Bouwmeester caused Tuesday's game against the Anaheim Ducks to be postponed until a later date. Blues GM Doug Armstrong said Bouwmeester is doing "very well" and the prognosis is "looking very positive."

Defenseman Niko Mikkola was recalled from the San Antonio Rampage on Wednesday.

The Blues enter Thursday's game looking to snap a two-game winless streak (0-1-1).

With 73 points, the Blues have a one-point lead over the Colorado Avalanche (72 points) for first place in the Central Division.

GOLDEN KNIGHTS The Golden Knights were shutout 4-0 by the Minnesota Wild in their last game on Tuesday night at Xcel Energy Center. Marc-Andre Fleury made 20 saves through two periods, and Malcolm Subban made five saves in relief in the loss.

It was Vegas' second consecutive loss and third in its last four games.

"Tonight was just a stinker," Vegas forward Mark Stone told NHL.com after the game. "There's really not much more you can say. We laid an egg. We have to find that intensity and hold every single guy in this locker room more accountable."

As of Thursday morning, the Golden Knights sit in third place in the Pacific Division with a 28-22-8 record (64 points).

HEAD-TO-HEAD The Blues and Golden Knights will meet for the third and final meeting of the season. The Blues are 1-0-1 against Vegas this season.

Since Vegas entered the NHL in 2017-18, the Blues are 5-0-3 against the Golden Knights and are the only team in the NHL that has not suffered a regulation loss to Vegas.

Video: Captains, Berube on tough situation at hand

 

BLUE NOTES

Alex Pietrangelo is expected to play in his 745th game as a Blue, which will move him past Brett Hull for sole possession of fifth on the Blues' all-time franchise list... With his next assist, Ryan O'Reilly will reach 40 assists for the second consecutive season, becoming the first Blue to accomplish the feat since Doug Weight in 2002-03 and 2003-04. O'Reilly has a five-game point streak (three goals, five assists) against the Golden Knights.

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