NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Thursday, April 13th
(All times eastern)
St. Louis Blues (21-43-14) at Columbus Blue Jackets (32-42-4), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - Two teams anticipating the NHL Draft Drawing clash tonight
when the Columbus Blue Jackets welcome the St. Louis Blues to Nationwide
Columbus has lost its last three games, including Tuesday's 3-2 tilt in
Dallas. Jason Arnott scored his 31st goal of the season to lift the Stars, who
weathered a Blue Jackets' rally.
Duvie Westcott and Sergei Fedorov each scored with less than three minutes
remaining in regulation for the Blue Jackets, while goaltender Marc Denis
stopped 23-of-26 shots faced.
The Blue Jackets will host Chicago on Saturday.
St. Louis, meanwhile, ended a 13-game slide against Edmonton on Sunday, but
fell right back to earth on Tuesday -- losing 2-0 to visiting Nashville. -
Chris Mason recorded his second shutout this season to anchor the Predators.
Dennis Wideman managed to get four shots on net for the Blues. Jason
Bacashihua turned away 27-of-28 shots in a losing effort for St. Louis, which
has now dropped 14 of its last 15 contests.
St. Louis is second-to-last in the NHL with 56 points -- three ahead of
The Blues will host Detroit on Saturday.
Columbus is 4-3 against St. Louis this season.
04/13 10:50:13 ET