St Louis (14-31-8) at Vancouver (32-19-5) 10:00 pm EST
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- The St. Louis Blues will
attempt to avoid their franchise-record 11th straight road loss
on Wednesday. Unfortunately, they will be doing it in one of the
worst venues possible for a visiting team.
Having not won away from home since December 28, the Blues will
try to post a victory against one of the league's best home
teams Wednesday when they skate with the Vancouver Canucks, who
have not lost to St. Louis here in more than five years.
The Blues tied their 1981-82 team with their 10th straight road
loss on February 1 with a 3-2 setback in Detroit.
However, St. Louis has rebounded to win its last two games,
including a 4-3 triumph over Dallas on Saturday behind Barret
Jackman's goal at 2:16 of overtime.
The Blues, who have not won three straight games since a
four-game run from March 25-30, 2004, will try to accomplish the
feat in a building that they have not won in since November 11,
However, St. Louis has won its two matchups with Vancouver this
season by a combined score of 8-1.
The Canucks are coming off their sixth straight home victory, a
7-4 triumph over Columbus on Monday. Todd Bertuzzi, Markus
Naslund, Anson Carter, Daniel Sedin and defenseman Mattias
Ohlund each had a goal and an assist for Vancouver, which scored
five power-play goals in improving to 19-3-3 at home.