St. Louis Blues vs. Vancouver Canucks Game Preview 12/19/2022

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St. Louis Blues vs. Vancouver Canucks Game Preview 12/19/2022

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St. Louis Blues vs. Vancouver Canucks Game Preview 12/19/2022

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St. Louis continues its West Coast road trip with a stop in Vancouver. Puck drop is scheduled for 10:38 p.m. EST.

The Blues enter tonight with a 15-15-1 record (31 points) and sit in fifth place in the Central Division. St. Louis is led in goals by Jordan Kyrou who has tallied 13. Pavel Buchnevich is the only other skater in double-digit goals with 10. Kyrou is joined atop the points leaderboard with Robert Thomas as both have tallied 28 points. Brayden Schenn (24), Buchnevich (23) and Vladimir Tarasenko (22) are the only other skaters over 20 points. Jordan Binnington has been up and down this season. The 29-year-old is 11-11-1 with a 3.21 goals against average and an .894 save percentage in 23 games.

The Canucks are 13-14-3 (29 points) and are sixth in the Pacific Division. Vancouver has been led offensively by Bo Horvat. The 27-year-old has scored 22 times this season and ranks fourth in the NHL in that category. Elias Pettersson is having a good year, too, as he has notched 34 points to lead the team. Horvat has tallied 31 points, while J.T. Miller (27), Andrei Kuzmenko (26) and Quinn Hughes (26) round out the top five. Spencer Martin has been solid this season. The goaltender has a 9-4-1 record with a 3.50 GAA and an .889 SV%. The Canucks will get a boost to its lineup this season as he has recovered from an illness that kept him out the last two contests.

St. Louis took all three games from Vancouver last season, with all three games coming in regulation. Tonight’s projected starting goaltenders are Binnington for the Blues and Martin for the Canucks.

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