St. Louis Blues in Review: A Step Forward in the Right Direction

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St. Louis Blues in Review: A Step Forward in the Right Direction
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The St. Louis Blues' (4-1-2) season is still young. The future looks as bright as the sun is blinding. There have been some memorable moments already this season. You can bet to see some hard fought victories before it's all over.

Lets take a look at what the Blues have accomplished through the first seven games.

Record

4-1-2  10 pts. (last year was 3-3-1 seven pts.)

Rank in NHL

10th

Shots on goal 

242           (opponents have 180 shots) 

Goals

19           

 Goals Against

14

Powerplay Goals

 6            (powerplay attempts=36)

Penalty Kill 

21-out-of-26  

Points Leaders

TJ Oshie -    8 pts.

Carlo Colaiacovo -  5 pts.

David Perron -   5 pts.

Goal Leaders

David Perron -  4   goals

Matt D'Agostini - 3  goals

Patrik Berglund -  3  goals

Jaroslav Halak

1.81   Goals against average  

4-1-1  Record in six games

.929   Save Percentage

Defenseman

3  goals 10 assist 13 pts. plus 9 

BREAKDOWN

The Blues are looking to make it three consecutive victories against the first-place Nashville Predators.

Last time around Nashville beat St.Louis 4 - 3 and dominated on faceoffs 33/24.

St. Louis needs to get their powerplay going. They have only scored six goals on 36 attempts this year.

The penalty kill has been superb only allowing five powerplay goals on twenty six attempts.

Alex Steen leads team in shots on goal with 27, but remains without a goal and only three points. Last year Steen and McDonald lead the team in goals with 24 goals.

Eric Brewer is healthy and is still the stay-at-home defenseman. Brewer is now sporting a plus four through seven games. 

Alex Pietrangelo and Erik Johnson have showed great skill with the puck. With their great passing and patience with the puck St. Louis will be good on the powerplay by midseason.

The most notable player has been starting goalie Jaroslav Halak. He has played so well and continued to improve from a great season last year. The Blues have only given up 14 goals, that's second in the NHL behind Boston.

These are the stepping stones to a "most excellent" year. Coach Davis Payne has done a remarkable job with this team.  

 Wayne Gretzky Quote

A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.

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