ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- The St. Louis Blues can stretch their
unbeaten streak to seven games Sunday night as they face the
Calgary Flames in the finale of a four-game homestand.
St. Louis is 4-0-2 in its last six games and 4-3-3 since coach
Mike Kitchen replaced the fired Joel Quenneville on February 24.
The Blues are tied with Nashville for the eighth and final
playoff spot in the Western Conference. They are just two
points behind Calgary and four in back of Dallas.
On Saturday, the Blues got big nights from a pair of recent
acquisitions in a 5-3 home win over Columbus.
Mike Sillinger recorded his first two-goal game of the season
and Brian Savage added a goal and an assist. Dallas Drake and
Doug Weight each had two assists for the Blues, who are one
point in front of Los Angeles.
Calgary, which is trying to nail down its first playoff berth
since 1995-96, has scored 16 goals during a four-game (2-0-2)
On Saturday, the Flames opened a three-game road trip with a 4-4
tie at Nashville. Captain Jarome Iginla scored his 36th goal
and Craig Conroy collected three assists.
The teams are meeting for the second time in less than two weeks.
On March 2, Iginla set up one of Steve Reinprecht's two tallies
as the Flames used a four-goal third period to post a 4-2
victory at the Savvis Center.