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Preview: Blues vs. Blue Jackets

by Chris Pinkert / Notes by Brett Barczewski

BLUES VS. BLUE JACKETS

When: Friday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.
Watch: FOX Sports Midwest, FOX Sports GO
Listen: 101 ESPN, NHL App
Tickets: Enterprise Center Box Office or online at ticketmaster.com

 

THE MATCHUP

The St. Louis Blues (7-3-3) enter Friday's game with wins in four of their last five games. In their last game, Sammy Blais and Alex Pietrangelo scored in a 2-1 win against the Minnesota Wild, while Jordan Binnington claimed the game's First Star honor with a 35-save performance on Wednesday night.

The Columbus Blue Jackets (5-5-2) enter Friday's game on a two-game losing skid after going 4-0-2 in their previous six games. Columbus is coming off a 4-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers in which Zach Werenski scored the only goal for Blue Jackets.

The Blues and Blue Jackets will meet twice in the month of November, with the next matchup happening Nov. 15 at Nationwide Arena. The teams split the season series in 2018-19 as the road team won each game.

The Blues are 9-3-0 in their last 12 games against Columbus.

Video: Pietrangelo on Hockey Fights Cancer, facing CBJ

 

WHO'S HOT

BLUES: Alex Pietrangelo scored his fifth goal of the season in Wednesday's win, becoming the third defenseman in franchise history to score five goals in the first 13 games of season. Pietrangelo has four points in his last four games. Ryan O'Reilly has points (one goal, four assists) in four straight games against the Blue Jackets, while Brayden Schenn has points in three straight vs. Columbus (five assists).

BLUE JACKETS: Pierre-Luc Dubois leads the Blue Jackets in scoring this season, posting five goals and three assists in 12 games played.

 

HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER

The Blues will celebrate Hockey Fights Cancer on Friday by wearing special jerseys during pregame warm-ups. The jerseys will be auctioned online at blues.gesture.com to benefit cancer research organizations. In addition, the Blues will honor a fan battling cancer during a special pregame ceremony. Click here to learn more about Hockey Fights Cancer events during the month of November.

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