|St Louis Blues |
14-9-5, 33 Pts
19-7-3, 41 Pts
|Arena: Joe Louis Arena - Detroit, MI|
|Starting goalie:|| Jaroslav Halak ||Starting goalie:||Jimmy Howard|
|12-7-4, 2.24 GAA ||16-4-2, 2.52 GAA |
|SBN Blog:||St Louis Game Time||Last meeting:||7-3 Wings |
|TV:||FS-D, FS-MW |
The Blues come in to this game in last place in the Central Division, but only 8 points out of first. The Wings will be looking to put some distance between themselves and the Blues, as this game could push their lead to double-digits within the division while the Blues have a game in hand.
Per Khan(!), Kris Draper is in and Drew Miller sits tonight, while Jimmy Howard gets the start in goal for the Wings. On the Blues side, they have been hit pretty hard by injuries, with Oshie, Perron and Polak all on IR. Now comes word that Alex Pietrangelo will miss the game tonight. This is a real opportunity for the Wings to take advantage of a depleted squad.
Games within the division always bring out some good trash talk and interesting comments. Let the gamesmanship begin!