Blues look to continue winning streak in front of dads

2 weeks 11 hours 24 minutes ago Monday, February 04 2019 Feb 4, 2019 Monday, February 04, 2019 10:24:00 PM CST February 04, 2019 in Sports
By: Ben Miglore, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

SUNRISE - The Blues will look to extend their winning streak to three games Tuesday when they take the ice against the Florida Panthers.

St. Louis, who arrives in Sunrise off recent victories in Anaheim and Columbus on both sides of the All-Star Break, will look to get their first three-win road trip of the season in the Sunshine State.

The Blues players will look to do it in front of a special audience, their fathers. The dads from all over the world arrived in Fort Lauderdale Monday to join their sons for the remainder of their road trip in Florida.

They’ll be in the stands cheering at the BB&T Center on Tuesday, and flown on the team charter to Tampa to watch their sons take on the Lightning Thursday. Before each game the dads will be treated to a pregame dinner with Hall of Famer Al MacInnis.

This is the fourth time in five seasons that St. Louis has treated the fathers of their players to this special trip. It has worked out in their favor previously, as the Blues are 5-1 with their dads in attendance.

The Blues will want every advantage they can get, as they currently sit three points out of the second wild card with the season well over half done.

Vladimir Tarasenko will be looked to for continued brilliance on the offensive end of the ice. He has 11 points in his last nine games, including a goal and two assists in Saturday's win in Columbus over the Blue Jackets. Forward Ryan O’Reilly will also be key, and comes into Tuesday’s game on a seven-game point streak.

On the defensive side of things, St. Louis is expected to start backup goalie Jordan Binnington. Binnington has a record of 6-1-1 this season, with a .922 save percentage and 1.86 goals-against average.

The Panthers are expected to start their backup as well, James Reimer. He is 10-8-5 this season with a 3.06 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage.

More News

Grid
List
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will bring more than four... More >>
3 hours ago Tuesday, February 19 2019 Feb 19, 2019 Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:52:00 AM CST February 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA –Mid-Missourians have already witnessed several snow and ice events this season. The next round is expected late Tuesday afternoon... More >>
7 hours ago Tuesday, February 19 2019 Feb 19, 2019 Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:57:00 AM CST February 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA- The Columbia City Council passed an ordinance Monday, that will require all tobacco retailers to register for a license... More >>
10 hours ago Monday, February 18 2019 Feb 18, 2019 Monday, February 18, 2019 10:57:00 PM CST February 18, 2019 in News
WAYNESVILLE - The Pulaski County Prosecutor filed charges against a suspect after he allegedly attacked a man with a knife.... More >>
10 hours ago Monday, February 18 2019 Feb 18, 2019 Monday, February 18, 2019 10:53:00 PM CST February 18, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - There is a "true emergency" right now at the southern border, a Missouri congressman said Monday. ... More >>
13 hours ago Monday, February 18 2019 Feb 18, 2019 Monday, February 18, 2019 8:04:00 PM CST February 18, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Another week in Missouri in the 2018-2019 winter weather season means another winter storm system. Here's the setup... More >>
14 hours ago Monday, February 18 2019 Feb 18, 2019 Monday, February 18, 2019 7:45:00 PM CST February 18, 2019 in Weather
COLUMBIA - Columbia Police confirmed the man involved in the deadly crash over the weekend has been in more than... More >>
15 hours ago Monday, February 18 2019 Feb 18, 2019 Monday, February 18, 2019 6:18:00 PM CST February 18, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Mid-Missourians have had to adjust their daily lives to the cold weather for weeks now. For some people,... More >>
17 hours ago Monday, February 18 2019 Feb 18, 2019 Monday, February 18, 2019 4:25:00 PM CST February 18, 2019 in News
COLE COUNTY - From not answering their cell phones, to trying multiple apps and buying equipment for their landline, phone... More >>
17 hours ago Monday, February 18 2019 Feb 18, 2019 Monday, February 18, 2019 4:16:00 PM CST February 18, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Officers Association on Monday endorsed Columbia Mayor Brian Treece for re-election at a press conference... More >>
18 hours ago Monday, February 18 2019 Feb 18, 2019 Monday, February 18, 2019 3:44:00 PM CST February 18, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Michael Hoyt had an emotional first visit to the site of the crash that killed his sister over... More >>
18 hours ago Monday, February 18 2019 Feb 18, 2019 Monday, February 18, 2019 3:41:00 PM CST February 18, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA — An unidentified MU student has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis, the university confirmed in a news release on... More >>
18 hours ago Monday, February 18 2019 Feb 18, 2019 Monday, February 18, 2019 3:11:00 PM CST February 18, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Police are investigating after a person was found dead inside of ABC Chinese Cuisine restaurant Monday morning. ... More >>
19 hours ago Monday, February 18 2019 Feb 18, 2019 Monday, February 18, 2019 2:18:00 PM CST February 18, 2019 in News
BOSS, Mo. (AP) — The Dent County Sheriff's Office is investigating a murder-suicide involving two brothers. Investigators say the... More >>
21 hours ago Monday, February 18 2019 Feb 18, 2019 Monday, February 18, 2019 12:07:00 PM CST February 18, 2019 in News
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Twenty-five years after Michael Davis died from injuries suffered in a brutal fraternity hazing ritual... More >>
1 day ago Monday, February 18 2019 Feb 18, 2019 Monday, February 18, 2019 9:40:00 AM CST February 18, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY --Efforts by lawmakers to increase literacy rates among Missouri students are on the drawing board again during the... More >>
1 day ago Monday, February 18 2019 Feb 18, 2019 Monday, February 18, 2019 8:23:00 AM CST February 18, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA – At their meeting Monday night, Columbia City Council members will discuss a bridge repair project that could cause... More >>
1 day ago Monday, February 18 2019 Feb 18, 2019 Monday, February 18, 2019 7:08:00 AM CST February 18, 2019 in Top Stories
(CNN) -- Police have released the names of the victims in Friday's mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois. Five people... More >>
1 day ago Monday, February 18 2019 Feb 18, 2019 Monday, February 18, 2019 5:26:10 AM CST February 18, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 26°
10am 29°
11am 30°
12pm 32°
1pm 33°