NHL Preview from The Sports Network
Monday, February 16th (All times eastern)
Phoenix Coyotes (19-21-14-3) at St. Louis Blues (27-22-7-1), 3 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The St. Louis Blues try to stay on the winning track today when they host the Phoenix Coyotes at the Savvis Center.
The Blues picked up a dramatic victory on Saturday night against the lowly Pittsburgh Penguins. Eric Boguniecki scored on a beautiful deflection at 2:06 of overtime, helping St. Louis to the 3-2 home win.
Keith Tkachuk contributed a goal and two assists and Doug Weight dished out a pair of assists for the Blues, who snapped a two-game skid and won for just the second time in 12 tries (2-9-1).
Chris Osgood made 22 saves in the winning effort for St. Louis, which had registered just seven goals in its previous six games.
St. Louis allowed an early 2-0 lead to slip away, but Boguniecki helped his team pick up the win with a great deflection in overtime. Newly-acquired defenseman Eric Weinrich held the puck in at the point and fired a shot that would have went way wide of the net. Boguniecki, however, redirected the puck past Sebastien Caron with 2:54 to play in the extra session to produce the St. Louis victory.
The Blues have 62 points and are currently one point behind Nashville for the eighth and final spot in the Western Conference playoff race.
St. Louis closes out its four-game homestand against Tampa Bay on Thursday.
The Coyotes are also coming off a close win against Dallas on Saturday. Ladislav Nagy scored a goal and assisted on another as Phoenix held off the Stars for the 3-2 win at Glendale Arena.
Daymond Langkow and Mike Comrie also lit the lamp for the Coyotes, who halted an eight-game winless streak (0-6-1-1).
Comrie, playing in his third game with Phoenix since coming over from Philadelphia in the Sean Burke trade, has a goal and two assists in his first three games with the new club.
Brian Boucher turned aside 32 shots for the win while Shane Doan added two assists for Phoenix, which also snapped a six-game winless streak at Glendale (0-4-1-1).
The Coyotes jumped out to a 3-0 lead after Nagy's goal early in the second period and Phoenix held on for the win. It improved the Coyotes to just 3-8-2-1 in their new building.
Phoenix is 2-0-1 in the last three meetings and has just one loss in the previous five matchups (3-1-1). However, the Coyotes are 1-6-1 in their last eight trips to St. Louis.
02/16 10:18:25 ET