Standings: Blues (17-9-3), Rangers (17-7-4)
Leading Scorer: Alexander Steen (9-10-19)
Goaltender: Brian Elliott (15 GP, 1.45 GAA, .947 SV%)
Artem Anisimov-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik
Ruslan Fedotenko-Brad Richards-Ryan Callahan
Carl Hagelin-Brian Boyle-John Mitchell
Brandon Dubinsky-Erik Christensen-Brandon Prust
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto-Steve Eminger
Jeff Woywitka-Anton Stralman
Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.
Scratches/Injuries: Marc Staal (concussion symptoms), Mike Rupp (knee), Wojtek Wolski (groin), Mike Sauer (concussion), Sean Avery (healthy), Tim Erixon (healthy)
The Blues are just raking right now and the move to hire Hitchcock seems to be paying off. They are coming off a three-game winning streak and are 11-2-3 in their last 16 games. They are getting it done because of their overall commitment to team defense, which shouldn’t surprise anyone as Hitchcock has long been known for his neutral zone traps.
As a result, St. Loui...