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Preview: Blues at Stars

Blues seek to extend franchise-best win streak to 12 games

by Chris Pinkert / Notes by Brett Barczewski

BLUES AT STARS

When: Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Watch: FOX Sports Midwest, FOX Sports App
Listen: KMOX 1120 AM, NHL App


TEAM SNAPSHOTS

BLUES Ryan O'Reilly scored 34 seconds into overtime Tuesday to send the Blues to a 3-2 overtime victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The win was the Blues' 11th straight, which set a new franchise record. The previous mark of 10 consecutive wins was set back in 2002.

"It's always good, it's great," Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo said of being part of the team's historic run. "Especially after the way we started this year, so it's a good push for us. We've come a long way since (the start of the season). For me and everybody else, we get the sense we're not really satisfied."

Zach Hyman's goal 6:34 into the third period broke the Blues' consecutive shutout streak at 233 minutes and 50 seconds in the third period, the second longest in franchise history.

The Blues are six points ahead of the Dallas Stars for third place in the Central Division.

Video: Vitale, Pang preview Blues / Stars

STARS Jason Spezza, Esa Lindell and Tyler Seguin scored Tueaday to build a 3-2 lead for the Dallas Stars, but the Nashville Predators rallied back on a goal from Filip Forsberg and two from Roman Josi to take a 5-3 win.

Dallas fell to 29-25-5 on the season and are 1-4-1 in their last six games. Currently, the Stars hold the first Wild Card spot in the Western Conference.

"We're getting away from what our identity is," Stars Head Coach Jim Montgomery said after the loss. "We're a little too loose in our own end."

Seguin, who leads the Stars in scoring with 55 points, has 10 points (seven goals, three assists) in his last nine games.

HEAD-TO-HEAD Thursday's game will be the third of four meetings between the Blues and Stars this season. The teams have split the season series so far with the road team winning each contest.

The Blues are 12-5-1 in their last 18 games against the Stars.

Video: Blues look to extend streak to 12 games in Dallas

 

BLUE NOTES

The Blues have taken a 2-0 lead in seven straight games and haven't trailed in a game in 493 minutes and 42 seconds, which is the longest streak in franchise history… Vladimir Tarasenko, who had his 12-game point streak snapped Tuesday, has 14 goals against Dallas since the start of the 2014-15 season… Tyler Bozak has points in eight straight games against the Stars (two goals, seven assists)… The longest winning streak in NHL history is 17 games and was set by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1992-93 season… The Blues have collected 31 points in the 2019 calendar year, which ranks No. 1 in the League.

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