The Blues are looking to snap their two-game losing streak with the Arizona Coyotes in town. Check out our Blues vs Coyotes Preview 11/16/21.
Blues vs Coyotes Preview 11/16/21
The Blues are looking to stop the bleeding of their current two-game losing streak, as the team is back home at the Enterprise Center.
St. Louis comes into the game with a record of 8-4-2, slowing down after their hot start. With back-to-back losses to the Hurricanes and the Oilers, the Blues get a chance to turn things around against the Coyotes tonight.z
Arizona comes into the game with three points in 15 games, a record of 1-13-1. The Coyotes beat the Kraken for their lone win of the season. The struggles are all around for the Coyotes with the team feeling the effects of injuries and COVID. Former Blues Dmitrij Jaskin was injured on Saturday night in Nashville, along with Christian Fisher who is on the injured reserve, and Nick Schmaltz is listed as day-to-day. Andrew Ladd and Johan Larsson are currently on the COVID list for the Coyotes as well.
Points-wise, Arizona is led by defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere, with 12 points (two goals, 10 assists) in 15 games.
The two teams have met once previously this year in Arizona, the Blues won 7-4 back in October. The Blues scored five goals in just over five minutes in that game. Klim Kostin scored two by himself in 47 seconds.
While Arizona is having a rough season, the Blues have lost their last three home games against the Coyotes (0-2-1).
Blues Roster Moves
Oskar SundqvistVla has been activated by the St. Louis Blues and he will play tonight for the first time in more than eight months. Sundqvist is returning from a torn ACL that he suffered in March earlier this year. There is still no sign of when Brayden Schenn may return for the Blues. In order to activate Sundqvist, St. Louis has placed Kyle Clifford on waivers. If Clifford clears waivers he could be placed on the AHL team. Clifford is a casualty of the cap space issues the Blues face.
The Blues have made quite a few changes to their roster after the weekend series. Since Sunday’s game, the Blues have sent Joel Hofer, Dakota Joshua, and Calle Rosen to Springfield and have called up Scott Perunovich from the Thunderbirds.
Players To Watch
There are two players to watch for this game for the Blues. Vladimir Tarasenko has been on fire for St. Louis, leading the team in goals with seven. Tarasenko is third in points with 14. Tarasenko has scored three goals in the last three games and could be a good option for an anytime goal bet tonight.
Robert Thomas has been phenomenal all year for St. Louis. Thomas is second on the team in points with 15, one point behind Jordan Kyrou. Thomas has 14 assists on the season ranking with the best players in the league on the assists leaderboard. Thomas ranked seventh on that list, but the first three names are players from Edmonton.
Blues vs Coyotes Odds & Lines
Spread: St. Louis -1.5
Money Line: St. Louis -330
St. Louis Projected Lineup