With time running out in their push for the playoffs, the St. Louis Blues are looking to get points every time they hit the ice. The Blues find themselves six points out of the last playoff spot going into their game tonight in New Jersey against the Devils.
This will be the one and only time this season that these two teams will meet, which has become the norm for these two teams over the past three seasons. The Blues played the Devils last season, with New Jersey beating the Blues at the Scottrade Center 4-3.
The Blues are coming off a win Thursday night in New York against the Rangers. The St. Louis offensive attack would give them four goals on their first 14 shots. The game winning goal would come off of the stick of Paul Kariya, the 400th of his career in the NHL.
New Jersey is in a bit of a different position then the Blues, as they are battling the Pittsburgh Penguins for first place in the Atlantic Division. The Devils are coming off a 5-2 win over Pittsburgh on Wednesday, and then a 2-1 shoot loss against Toronto on Thursday. New Jersey currently has a five game home winning streak.
After tonight’s game, the Blues will make their way back home. As they have a game tomorrow evening at the Scottrade Center against the Nashville Preadators.
The Blues and the Devils face off tonight at 6:00.