Posted November 18, 2011 on AP on Fox
Hired less than two weeks ago, St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock is off to the best five-game start in team history. Continuing that success, however, could prove difficult against the Northwest Division-leading Minnesota Wild. The Blues try for a season-best fourth consecutive victory Saturday night against the Wild, who look to win five straight at home for the first time in more than three and a half years. St. Louis (10-7-1) seems to have turned its season around under Hitchcock, who replaced the fired Davis Payne. The Blues have gone 4-0-1 under their new coach while outscoring opponents 14-4, surrendering a combined two goals in the wins. As impressive as the change of fortune has been, St. Louis' run has come at home. The Blues have dropped three straight on the road and six of nine there this season. St. Louis has converted two of 29 power-play opportunities as the visiting team - 6.9 percent, the lowest mark in the league. "We did a number and a job we'...
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