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Preview: Blues vs. Ducks

by Chris Pinkert / Notes by Brett Barczewski

BLUES VS. DUCKS

When: Monday, Jan. 13 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

BLUES The St. Louis Blues can match their longest home winning streak in franchise history (nine games) on Monday night with a win against the Anaheim Ducks.

The Blues have won eight consecutive games at Enterprise Center, which is the longest home-winning streak in the NHL this season.

"Last year, I don't think we were as good as we wanted to be at home," said Blues forward Zach Sanford. "This year, it's been a completely different story and it's been a lot of fun to win in front of these guys and hear the cheers, and we love the support we get and happy to give some love back."

The Blues have collected 16 wins at Enterprise Center this season (16-4-3) - which is tied with the Pittsburgh Penguins (16-5-3) for the most wins at home.

DUCKS The Anaheim Ducks dropped a 4-2 decision to the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center on Saturday. It was their third consecutive loss and sixth in the last seven games.

"Losing [stinks]," Ducks defenseman Josh Manson told NHL.com. "I mean, you get fed up with losing, but there's only one way out of it. You can't just sit there and feel bad for yourself. There's only one way out of it, and that's the way it goes. It's part of being a professional."

The tough stretch has put Anaheim in last place in the Pacific Division with a record of 17-23-5 (39 points).

HEAD-TO-HEAD The Blues and Ducks will meet Monday for the second time this season. Anaheim won the first meeting 4-1 on Nov. 16 when Derek Grant recorded the only hat trick of his NHL career.

The Blues are 3-2-0 in their last five meetings with the Ducks.

In the last seven games between the clubs, the road team is 7-0.

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HOT VS. DUCKS

- Ryan O'Reilly has seven points in his last eight games (three goals, four assists)

- Brayden Schenn has three points in his last three games (one goal, two assists)

- Alex Pietrangelo has four points in his last five games (one goal, three assists)

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


BLUE NOTES

David Perron has goals in four straight games and has collected 16 points (eight goals, eight assists) in his last 12 games… Vince Dunn is expected to play in this 200th NHL game… The Blues are 20-0-5 when scoring first this season and are the only team without a regulation loss under that scenario… Through 46 games, the Blues are tied for first in the NHL (65 points) with the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals.

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