National Hockey League
Preview
St. Louis at Vancouver
When: 9:30 PM ET, Sunday, March 1, 2015
Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia

The St. Louis Blues attempt to continue their recent success on the road when they resume their trek against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday. St. Louis improved to 2-0-0 on their five-game trip Saturday with a second straight 2-1 victory, this time at Edmonton. Paul Stastny set up Dmitrij Jaskin's first-period goal before snapping a tie with 5:40 remaining in the third as the Blues recorded their fourth straight road win and ninth in their last 10 away from home.

Vancouver returns home following a five-game East Coast trip during which it posted a 3-2-0 record. After splitting the first two contests, the Canucks outscored the New York Islanders and Boston 6-1 before dropping the finale 6-3 at Buffalo on Thursday. Vancouver won the opener of the three-game season series on Oct. 23, skating to a 4-1 triumph at St. Louis as Nick Bonino ignited a three-goal third period by snapping a tie 4:54 into the session.

TV: 9:30 p.m. ET, FSN Midwest (St. Louis), RSN Pacific (Vancouver)

ABOUT THE BLUES (40-18-4): St. Louis became the league's fourth team to reach the 40-win plateau Saturday, climbing within five points of Central Division-leading Nashville in the process. The Blues have struggled in Vancouver of late, however, dropping each of their last three visits. Rookie Jake Allen is expected to start Sunday after Brian Elliott earned the win in Edmonton.

ABOUT THE CANUCKS (35-23-3): The Sedin twins have upped their games recently as each enters Sunday with a six-game point streak. Captain Henrik has collected three goals and seven assists while registering four two-point performances during his run, and Daniel has netted one tally and set up seven others on his streak. Brandon McMillan, who was claimed off waivers from Arizona on Feb. 12, was placed on waivers after being kept off the scoresheet in his three games with Vancouver.

OVERTIME

1. Allen had his personal six-game winning streak halted by Montreal on Tuesday as he allowed five goals after surrendering a total of six over his previous four contests.

2. Canucks C Shawn Matthias scored his 15th goal of the season Thursday, eclipsing his previous career high set in 2012-13 while with Florida.

3. Stastny has recorded a goal and two assists in his last two contests after going three games without a point.

PREDICTION: Canucks 3, Blues 2
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div
St. Louis 40-18-2-2 W2 22-8-1-1 18-10-1-1 5-2-0-0 35-16-2-2 11-8-0-0
Vancouver 35-23-2-1 L1 16-11-0-1 19-12-2-0 0-2-1-0 35-21-1-1 10-7-1-1
Last Meeting
St. Louis Vancouver
Date Away Home Shots Saves PP Shots Saves PP
10/23/14 VAN 4 STL 1 32 19 1-5 23 31 1-2
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Total Points Player  
St. Louis D. Backes 1
Vancouver N. Bonino 2
Goals Player  
St. Louis K. Shattenkirk 1
Vancouver N. Bonino 1
Assists Player  
St. Louis D. Backes 1
Vancouver A. Burrows 2
Saves Player  
St. Louis J. Allen 19
Vancouver R. Miller 31
Season
Total Points Player  
St. Louis V. Tarasenko 66
Vancouver H. Sedin 62
Goals Player  
St. Louis V. Tarasenko 35
Vancouver R. Vrbata 25
Assists Player  
St. Louis K. Shattenkirk 35
Vancouver H. Sedin 50
Saves Player  
St. Louis B. Elliott 866
Vancouver R. Miller 1133
Quickchart Matchup
St. Louis Off vs  Vancouver Def
2.97 GF
2.64 GA
31 Shots
29.1 Shots
44 PP
29 PK
Vancouver Off vs  St. Louis Def
2.8 GF
2.44 GA
29.3 Shots
27.6 Shots
33 PP
37 PK