NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Thursday, January 29th
(All times eastern)
Vancouver Canucks (28-14-7-2) at St. Louis Blues (25-16-6-1), 8 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The St. Louis Blues try to halt a four-game winless streak
tonight when the Vancouver Canucks head into the Savvis Center.
The Blues played to a 1-1 tie with the Atlanta Thrashers on Wednesday night.
Scott Mellanby scored the lone goal for St. Louis, which also hasn't won in
its last four games (0-3-1). Reinhard Divis stopped 22 shots for the tie.
St. Louis, 2-1-2 in its last five home games, opens a brief two-game homestand
The Canucks, meanwhile, are coming off a win over the Chicago Blackhawks on
Tuesday. Magnus Arvedson's second goal of the game proved to be the game-
winner, as Vancouver held on for a 3-2 victory at GM Place.
Todd Bertuzzi also scored for Vancouver and Daniel Sedin notched a pair of
assists. The Canucks have won three straight after losing three in a row.
Dan Cloutier finished with 18 saves in the victory, Vancouver's third in as
many meetings with Chicago this season.
Arvedson scored at 5:41 of the third period to give the Canucks a 3-1 edge. He
started the play with a pass to Sedin, who fired a shot from the slot that
Craig Anderson stopped with his mask. Arvedson charged to the crease for the
rebound and knocked it past the netminder for his sixth goal of the season.
Vancouver played without defenseman Ed Jovanovski, who could be sidelined
until after the All-Star break with an injured shoulder.
Henrik Sedin, who assisted on Bertuzzi's goal, has 16 points in his last 18
games, while brother Daniel has eight points in his last 10.
The Canucks begin a five-game road trip tonight.
The teams have split a pair of meetings this season, but the squads are 6-6-2
in the last 14 matchups. The home team is 9-1-2 in the last 12 meetings.
01/29 10:15:17 ET