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(KSDK Sports) -- The Blues host the Blackhawks for the second time this season tomorrow night at 7 p.m. at Scottrade Center.

After taking each of the first two games of the season series, the Blues are riding a three-game win streak vs. Chicago, and will look to earn four straight wins for the first time since an equal segment from Mar. 3, 1998 to Jan. 7, 1999.

Chris Stewart
and Jaden Schwartz have been the Blues' hottest players of late. Stewart has 11 points including eight goals over his last seven games, while Schwartz is riding a three-game goal streak for the first time in his career.

After earning one win in their previous six meetings, the Blues have now won three straight against the Blackhawks including each of their get-togethers this season.

It is the Blues' first such stretch of success vs. the Hawks since an equal streak from Mar. 27, 2004 – Oct. 11, 2005. For perspective, there have been 51 games between the two clubs in between the aforementioned Blues win streaks.

Tomorrow night, the Blues have a chance to forge their first four-game win streak vs. the Hawks since Mar. 3, 1998 to Jan. 7 1999.

Injuries
Jordan Leopold
Ryan Reaves
Vladimir Sobotka
Roman Polak

Total Man Games Lost: 68


Blue Notes

Max Lapierre assisted on Magnus Paajarvi's second period goal, giving him a point in four straight against Calgary.

Jaden Schwartz
scored in his third consecutive game, a new career high. He has 16 points in his last 15 games (8-8-16) overall.

Kevin Shattenkirk's first period goal was his fifth of the year, tying his total from last year.

Brenden Morrow recorded a point (assist) in his third consecutive game.

Chris Stewart posted an assist giving him six points his last three games (4-2-6).

Jay Bouwmeester played in the 800th game of his career.


Series Notes

  • After facing each other twice in the first two weeks of the season, the Blues and Hawks have spent 71 days apart. In the meantime, the Blues have gone 19-6-5 while the Hawks have posted a 22-6-4 record
  • The Blues have faced the Hawks more than any other team in their history as the two will meet for the 289th time tonight
  • Six of the last nine games have been decided by one goal, including both outings this season, and four of the nine have gone to a shootout. The Blues have only one regulation loss in tight games this season and own the league's 9th best mark overall at 9-1-5. The Hawks come in t-14th at 10-3-6
  • The Hawks (3.62) and Blues (3.47) sit at the top of the NHL food chain in terms of scoring this season. However, St. Louis has managed to hold Chicago under three goals in four consecutive games, something they hadn't done since a four-game segment from Feb. 17 – Nov. 6, 1997. Predictably, the Blues are unbeaten this season (20-0-0) when allowing fewer than three goals
  • Scoring first has been significant as the team to do so has won nine of the last 10 meetings. Their last date, on Oct. 17, has been the only contradiction in that set as the Blues erased a 1-0 first period deficit after Brandon Pirri tallied first for the Hawks. The Blues have been the primary scorer in each of their last three games after failing to do so in their previous two. Overall, the Blues have begun the scoring parade in a league-best 25 games this season, posting a 21-1-3 record in those outings (5th best record)
  • Jay Bouwmeester and Alex Pietrangelo have combined for six assists while David Backes has goals in both games this season. A welcome boost in production as last year the Blues' defense (eight different skaters) combined for just five assists in five games vs. Chicago, while Backes' pair of goals equals his total from the previous 12 matchups
  • Two of the most successful coaches in Blues history will stand behind the benches tonight. In his 153-game Blues career, Ken Hitchcock is the franchise's all-time leader in pts% (.686) while he sits just four wins shy of tying Red Berenson for 6th on the all-time wins list. Current Hawks boss, Joel Quenneville earned a franchise-best 307 wins with the Blues from (1997-2004), while he also led the club to six consecutive playoff appearances from 1998-2003

Hot vs. CHI

T.J. Oshie 5-14-19 in last 20

Alexander Steen 3-2-5 in last 7

David Backes 3-gm pts streak (2-2-4)…3-2-5 in last 5 overall

Patrik Berglund 1-1-2 in last 3

Vladimir Tarasenko 1-1-2 in last 3

Brian Elliott 2-1-0, 1.97 GAA, .929 SV% in last 3 games

History vs. CHI

All-Time: 114-127-46

at Home/on Road: 71-50-20 / 43-77-26

All-Time OT: 5-11-20

at Home/on Road: 1-3-9 / 4-8-11

Last Time: Apr. 6, 2011 – 3-4 L (WG: Jonathan Toews)

All- Time Shootout: 4-1

at Home/on Road: 2-0 / 2-1

Last Shootout: Oct. 17, 2013 – 3-2 W (WG: T.J. Oshie)

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