St. Louis Blues vs. Boston Bruins: Game Preview


After a successful homestand which saw them win four out of five games and cement themselves as the leader in the Central Division, the St. Louis Blues head east once again and kick off a four-game road trip 0n Tuesday against the Boston Bruins.

The Blues are catching the Bruins at a good time, as they could be missing as many as five players (David KrejciZdeno Chara, Brad Marchand, Kevan Miller, and David Warsofsky) due to injury. After winning four straight to begin November, the Bruins have now lost two of their last three, which means that Tuesday night’s game should be very competitive as they battle with the surging Blues, who have won 10 of their last 11.

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One thing’s for sure: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask will need to be effective against the Blues. While the Blues have gotten steady offensive contributions from a host of players and have scored at least four goals in five of their last seven games, Boston has struggled to achieve the same amount of scoring success. No player on Boston’s roster has more than five goals, and as a team they only have four goals over their past three games.

Brian Elliott will start in goal for the Blues against Boston. It’s highly likely that the team will once again go with the lineup that they’ve used in the past two games, which features the same group of forwards used on opening night.

Blues coach Ken Hitchcock may not be present for Tuesday’s game, as he is dealing with a family matter. If Hitchcock is not available, associate head coach Brad Shaw would take his place. Shaw has already been handling Hitchcock’s media responsibilities in recent days.