ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- The St. Louis Blues try to further the
hapless Pittsburgh Penguins' franchise-record losing streak to
14 games on Saturday when they face off at the Savvis Center.
The Penguins have dropped their last 13 contests since a 2-1
victory at Philadelphia on January 12.
On Thursday, Pittsburgh was blown out at Florida, 5-1, for its
sixth straight road defeat. Ryan Malone scored a shorthanded
goal for the Penguins, who went 0-for-7 on the power play.
Penguins goaltender Jean-Sebastien Aubin gave up three goals and
was pulled late in the second period in favor of Sebastien
The Blues also have struggled mightily of late, going 1-9-1 in
their last 11 contests. On Thursday, St. Louis suffered its
second straight defeat and sixth in seven games with a 4-0
setback to Colorado.
The Blues have dropped to ninth in the Western Conference, two
points behind the Nashville Predators for the eighth and final
playoff spot. St. Louis has not missed the playoffs since 1979.
St. Louis, which was opening a four-game homestand, has scored
more than two goals just once in its last 13 games.
The Penguins won the only meeting between the teams last season,
2-1, in Pittsburgh.