Game Preview: Devils at Blues

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW JERSEY DEVILS (12-10-6) @ ST. LOUIS BLUES (16-10-4)
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EVENING THE SCORE

Tonight the Devils will try and shake off a three-game losing streak as they take on the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center. The contest is the first game of a three-game homestand for the Blues, who defeated the Devils, 4-1, in Newark on Dec. 9.

BREAKING THROUGH IN ST. LOU

The Devils take the ice with an 0-3-0 record at Scottrade Center, and are 1-6-0 against the Blues since the 2013-14 season. Tonight, the Devils are looking for their first win against the Blues since Jan. 28, 2014, when they defeated St. Louis, 7-1.

TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk scored a goal and added a power-play helper in Tuesday’s 6-3 loss against the Predators. Shattenkirk is having a career-year, with seven goals and 14 assists for 21 points, placing him second among all Blues in scoring.

SUCCESS VS. BLUES

Michael Cammalleri has failed to produce a point in his past four games, however, tonight he is looking to reverse the tide as he has more career points (13 goals, 10 assists for 23 points) against the Blues than any other current Devil. In 22 games this season, the 34-year-old left wing has scored nine goals with eight assists for 17 points.

HALL ROLLING

Taylor Hall enters tonight’s tilt with two goals and an assist in his last three games against St. Louis. Hall is averaging a point-per-game in his first season with the Devils, as he has tallied eight goals with 12 assists in 20 games, including eight points in his past five games.