NHL Preview from The Sports Network|
Tuesday, October 30th
(All times eastern)
Phoenix Coyotes (3-6-0) at St. Louis Blues (6-3-0), 8:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - Brad Boyes will try to continue his hot play to start the
season tonight, when his St. Louis Blues welcome the Phoenix Coyotes to
Boyes scored a pair of goals in Saturday's 4-3 win over Washington to give him
eight goals and 10 points on the season. The forward has seven goals and two
assists over his last seven games.
Eric Brewer and Christian Backman also tallied while Paul Kariya had a pair
of assists for the Blues, who have won two of their last three games and six
of nine to start the season. Manny Legace finished with 23 saves in the
Kariya's pair of helpers gave him 11 on the season and upped his team-leading
point total to 13.
St. Louis is playing the second of back-to-back home games tonight and is 4-1
as the host this season. The club will be in Minnesota on Thursday.
The Coyotes, meanwhile, play the first test of back-to-back road tilts tonight
and bring a 2-1 road record into this evening's game.
Phoenix was at home on Saturday and fell to the Dallas Stars, 5-3. Shane Doan
scored the 200th goal of his career in the loss and also added two assists for
the Coyotes, who have lost four of their last five.
Radim Vrbata and Daniel Carcillo also scored in the setback, while Alexander
Auld allowed five goals on 25 shots.
Phoenix will play in Dallas on Friday.
The Coyotes and Blues have already met once this season, with Phoenix posting
a 3-2 home victory on October 4. The win was the Coyotes sixth in their last
seven games against the Blues.
Phoenix has also won four straight in St. Louis.
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