Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 – The Blues begin a four-game homestand tonight when they host the Anaheim Ducks in Enterprise Center.
Despite losing their two most recent games, the St. Louis Blues still sit atop the Western Conference standings with a 12-3-5 record. They are one point clear of Edmonton for the overall lead in the conference and five points clear of the Colorado Avalanche in the Central Division.
The Blues have picked up points in their last nine games with 7 straight wins and two losses in overtime/shootouts in the other two.
Jake Allen played a solid game last night in Columbus and stopped 36 of 39 shots on goal for a .923 save percentage. Yet, it wasn’t enough as the Blues only managed 27 shots on goal and couldn’t seem to control the puck. St. Louis gave the puck away 13 times to Columbus’ five and only had four takeaways to the Blue Jackets’ eleven.
To be outshot by 12 shots on goal, and to even allow the nearly 40 shots on net is certainly not the game plan that Craig Berube wants to see executed. His team will need to clean things up to get back into the win column.
Tonight, the Anaheim Ducks come to town with a 9-9-2 record but have only posted a 3-5-2 mark in their last 10. They haven’t been the best road team either, with a 3-5-0 record on the road. Jakob Silfverberg leads the Ducks in scoring with 9 goals and 8 assists on the season and has points in six of his last seven games (3g/5a) and carries a four-game point streak (2g/3a). Adam Henrique enters tonight’s game on a four-game point streak as well (5 points, all assists).
Despite the near .500 record and sixth-place standing in the Pacific Conference, Anaheim has won three straight games in Enterprise Center dating back to Nov 29, 2017.
John Gibson will likely be in net for the Ducks. In 15 games this season he is 6-9-0 with a.911 save percentage and 2.96 GAA. He is 3-5-1 lifetime when facing the Blues with a .897 save percentage and 3.17 GAA.
Jordan Binnington should start for the Blues. He is 2-0-0 in his young career vs. the Ducks with a .875 save percentage and 2.52 GAA.
The start time is 7 PM central. Let’s go Blues!