The St. Louis Blues (21-18-3) welcome the Calgary Flames (19-14-9) at Enterprise Center on Thursday.The teams are playing their second successive game against each other. St. Louis topped the Flames 4-3 (OT) on Tuesday, their fourth straight win against Calgary.
Four players found the net for the Blues. Jordan Kyrou scored and provided two assists to lead the team in scoring. Andrew Mangiapane, Mikael Backlund, and Milan Lucic scored one apiece for the Flames. Mangiapane added an assist to lead the team in scoring. Jordan Binnington surrendered three goals on 31 shots (.903%).
Calgary is averaging 3.05 goals per game for the season, 23rd in the NHL, and they are taking on a Blues team that is allowing 3.57 goals a game (25th). Meanwhile, St. Louis has found the net 3.17 times a game on average, 17th in the league, and the Flames are allowing opponents to score 2.95 goals per game (15th).
Calgary averages more shots/game (34.7) than most teams in the league, ranking third, though the team’s 8.9% shooting percentage is 30th. St. Louis’ average of 28.9 attempts ranks 27th.
The Blues’ 24.58% power play percentage ranks ninth in the league, while the Flames are 24th with a conversion rate of 19.40%. In terms of defending power plays, Calgary has the league’s seventh-ranked PK% at 82.24%, while St. Louis is 27th at 73.08%.
With 37 and 34 points this season, Elias Lindholm and Tyler Toffoli have been the top skaters for the Flames. In the net, Dan Vladar (6-4-4) is Calgary’s top goaltender by goals against average. He has a 2.76 GAA and a .906% save percentage.
Jacob Markstrom (13-10-4) leads the Flames in games played in goal. He has a GAA of 2.80 and a save percentage of .894%. Kyrou and Robert Thomas lead the Blues in scoring with 41 and 39 points, respectively.
Kyrou has 20 goals and 21 assists in 39 games, while Thomas has 11 goals and 28 assists. Binnington (15-13-3) is the top goalie for St. Louis with a goals against average of 3.27. He has a save percentage of .892%.
HOME AND AWAY
Calgary is 7-7-7 away from home this season. St. Louis is 8-8-2 at home this season.
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