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ABOUT THE BLUES

— The Blues come into tonight's game having lost three of the last four, including a 5-2 defeat at home on Saturday against Anaheim.

 

— St. Louis is 9-0-1 so far this season vs. Central Division rivals. The only blemish? It was the Oct. 18 shootout loss here at the MTS Centre, a 4-3 setback. The Blues won the other matchup this season against the Jets at Scottrade Center, 3-2 on Oct. 29.

 

— It's his 566th game in the NHL tonight and Alexander Steen is emerging as quite a leader in St. Louis. He leads the team in scoring to this juncture of the season, having already scored 20 goals and 32 points. His goals total is second only to those of Washington's Alex Ovechkin and his five game-winners this season is second only to Anaheim's Ryan Getzlaf.

 

— He got the hook on Saturday but No. 1 goalie Jaroslav Halak has a mark of 15-5-2 this season. Like the Jets, St. Louis's backup goalie Brian Elliott has better numbers than the team's main starter, with a 2.18 goals-against average (vs. Halak's 2.24) and a .915 save percentage (vs. .910).

 

WINNIPEG JETS

 

31 Ondrej Pavelec

35 Al Montoya

 

2 Adam Pardy

5 Mark Stuart

7 Keaton Ellerby

8 Jacob Trouba

9 Evander Kane

12 Olli Jokinen

14 Anthony Peluso

15 Matt Halischuk

16 Andrew Ladd

17 James Wright

18 Bryan Little

22 Chris Thorburn

24 Grant Clitsome

26 Blake Wheeler

27 Eric Tangradi

33 Dustin Byfuglien

39 Toby Enstrom

40 Devin Setoguchi

44 Zach Bogosian

55 Mark Scheifele

67 Michael Frolik

70 John Albert

 

ST. LOUIS

BLUES

 

1 Brian Elliott

41 Jaroslav Halak

 

5 Barret Jackman

9 Jaden Schwartz

10 Brenden Morrow

12 Derek Roy

13 Carlo Colaiacovo

17 Vladimir Sobotka

19 Jay Bouwmeester

20 Alexander Steen

21 Patrik Berglund

22 Kevin Shattenkirk

25 Chris Stewart

27 Alex Pietrangelo

28 Ian Cole

40 Maxim Lapierre

42 David Backes

46 Roman Polak

56 Magnus Paajarvi

74 T.J. Oshie

79 Adam Cracknell

91 Vladimir Tarasenko

 

(Lineups subject to change)

 

— Tim Campbell

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 10, 2013 D8

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