NHL Preview from The Sports Network|
Saturday, November 7th
(All times eastern)
St. Louis Blues (5-6-2) at Philadelphia Flyers (8-4-1), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Flyers will try to win a season-high
fourth straight game tonight, when they host the St. Louis Blues at the
The Flyers have outscored their opponents 17-5 over their current win streak,
the club's first three-gamer since opening the season 3-0-0.
Following two straight six-goal outbursts, Philadelphia got a pair of goals
out of winger Daniel Carcillo in last night's 5-2 triumph in Buffalo. The
goals were the first by Carcillo in a Flyers uniform in the regular season
since being acquired from Phoenix last season.
Chris Pronger added a goal and an assist, James van Riemsdyk and Darroll Powe
both scored and Ray Emery made 28 saves.
"Our lines have been playing real good," said Carcillo. "I wanted to help in
the points production and the goal scoring. It feels really good to get that
monkey off my back and get a couple of goals."
Philadelphia begins a four-game homestand tonight, and will likely do so
without forward Danny Briere. Briere has missed the last three games with a
strained right groin.
The Flyers are 5-2-1 as the host this year.
The Blues enter this contest having lost three straight, but at least they
were able to score in their last game. Coming off back-to-back losses to
Phoenix and Florida in which it was shut out, St. Louis was handed a 2-1
setback by Calgary on Thursday.
Making his NHL debut, Lars Eller scored in the third period to snap a 171
minute, five second scoreless drought for the Blues. The 13th overall pick of
the 2007 draft became the 12th player in Blues history to score in his debut.
Chris Mason stopped 29-of-31 shots faced in the loss, St. Louis' fourth in
"I thought we played [the Flames] really strong," said Mason. "I think the
biggest thing is that we played well and stuck with the system."
The Blues, who are 3-1-1 on the road this year, were without Andy McDonald due
to a head/neck injury sustained when he crashed into the boards on Saturday
versus Florida. Carlo Colaiacovo, meanwhile, has missed four straight because
The Flyers had won four straight over the Blues before St. Louis notched a
4-0 home win last season. The Blues have lost five of their last six at
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