Philadelphia Flyers at St. Louis Blues
Philadelphia Flyers Preview
The Philadelphia Flyers look to halt their pronounced road troubles on Wednesday when they visit the St. Louis Blues. The Flyers surrendered 28 goals during a recent 1-4-1 road trip to see their record away from home plummet to 9-13-2 on the season. Philadelphia answered that stretch with a promising homestand that included victories over Eastern Conference powers Washington and Boston, defeating the latter after overcoming a three-goal deficit for a 6-5 shootout win on Monday.
Sean Couturier has nine (three goals, six assists) of his team co-leading 39 points in his past six contests. Fellow forward Travis Konecny, who shares the team lead in goals (14) and points (39), has three and 10, respectively, over his past dozen games.
St. Louis Blues Preview
The St. Louis Blues vie for their franchise-best 10th straight home victory on Wednesday when they conclude a five-game homestand against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Blues, who boast a sterling 17-4-3 record in St. Louis, previously won nine in a row at home from Jan. 26-Feb. 26, 1991. Former Flyer Brayden Schenn set up a pair of goals for the second consecutive contest on Monday as the Blues improved to 12-2-1 in their past 15 games with a 4-1 win over Anaheim.
Alexander Steen broke out of a 28-game goalless drought to start the season by scoring for the third time in as many contests. Steen also had two goals and an assist in the Blues’ last meeting with the Flyers, a 7-3 victory on April 4 of last season.