Game 78 Preview: St. Louis @ Arizona

(Photo Credit: Associated Press/Jeff Roberson)

Tonight, the Arizona Coyotes will host the Blues. St. Louis has won 16 of their last 17 at Gila River Arena.

Arizona Coyotes

  • Record: 27-40-11 (65 Points)
  • Home: 15-20-4
  • Last 10 Games: 5-5
  • Goal Differential: -53

“Yotes” Leading Scorers



Who’s Hot Right Now?

Clayton Keller has registered 18 points (6 goals, 12 assists) in his last 16 games. Kevin Connauton has scored 3 goals in his last 2 games for the Coyotes. Another notable mention is that Brendan Perlini has scored 3 goals on the Blues this season. Goaltender, Antti Raanta has won 8 of his last 10 starts.

St. Louis Blues

  • Record: 43-28-6 (92 Points)
  • Away: 19-13-6
  • Last 10 Games: 8-1-1
  • Goal Differential: +13

“Notes” Leading Scorers

Who’s Hot Right Now?

Vladimir Tarasenko has registered 5 points (4 goals, 1 assist) in his last 5 appearances. Jaden Schwartz has 5 points (2 goals, 3 assists) in last 5. Also, Brayden Schenn has 5 points (1 goal, 4 assists) in his last 5 games. The Big Swede, Patrik Berglund has 4 points (3 goals, 1 assist) in his last 4 contests. Netminder, Jake Allen has also won 8 of his last 10 starts.



This Season

Blues Win – November 9th, 2017: ARI (2) @ STL (3)

Blues Loss – January 20th, 2018: ARI (5) @ STL (2)

Tonight, the Blues and Coyotes meet for the last time this season.

Goaltending

St. Louis

  • Jake Allen: 27-21-3 (2.69 GAA & .907 SP)
  • Carter Hutton: 16-7-3 (2.02 GAA & .934 SP)

It’s not clear who will be starting in net for the St. Louis Blues as of yet. While the Coyotes feel it’s likely that Carter Hutton will start, I feel it’s very possible that Head Coach, Mike Yeo rides the hot hand (regardless of #34 taking on back to backs). I’m expecting Allen, however, I won’t be disappointed if Hutton gets the nod either.

Arizona

  • Antti Raanta: 19-16-6 (2.33 GAA & .927 SP)
  • Darcy Kuemper: 2-6-1 (3.15 GAA & .899 SP)

Antti Raanta will be starting between the pipes for the Coyotes.

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