St Louis (10-29-5) at Washington (15-24-5) 7:00 pm EST
WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- The St. Louis Blues try to end one streak
and keep alive another when they visit the Washington Capitals
on Thursday in a matchup of last-place teams.
The Blues, who have won six straight meetings with the Capitals
and are unbeaten in the last nine matchups, are struggling
through another miserable slide. They have lost seven in a row
while being outscored, 27-10, solidifying their hold on last
place in the Central Division.
After an 0-5-0 road trip, St. Louis was unable to take advantage
of the comforts of home by dropping a 5-3 decision against New
Jersey on Tuesday.
With the loss, St. Louis fell to 1-7-1 against Eastern
Conference opponents, a mark it will attempt to improve upon
against Washington, which is vying for its first three-game
winning streak this season.
The Capitals got two goals and an assist from rookie Alexander
Ovechkin in Monday's 6-1 win over Phoenix, the club's largest
margin of victory this season. Matt Bradley and Ben Clymer both
added a goal and an assist as Washington finished a 2-1-0 road
The Capitals are 4-4-1 against Western Conference opponents this