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St. Louis Blues (45-28-9)


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Familiar faces, styles clash as Blues host Stars

Two similar squads share the ice Thursday night when the St. Louis Blues host the Dallas Stars in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series.

Both Central Division teams were among the league's best after the All-Star break in late January. Both teams rocketed up the standings thanks to strong defensive play. Both teams advanced by winning six-game sets against their favored counterparts -- St. Louis beat the Winnipeg Jets while the Stars upended the Nashville Predators.

"We kind of have a similar style where they don't give up a ton and play really good defensive hockey," Stars forward Blake Comeau told the Dallas Morning News. "They obviously have some guys that can put the puck in the net. They played a pretty good series against Winnipeg. Pretty familiar with each other, so it's going to come down to who can execute the best."

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Leaders
Points: R. O'Reilly77
Plus/Minus: R. O'Reilly22
Shots on Goal: V. Tarasenko275
PIM: J. Edmundson68
Win: J. Binnington24
Shutouts: J. Binnington5
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 244 (15)
Shots: 2604 (15)
PP%: 21.1% (10)
Penalty Minutes: 623 (24)
Assists: 416 (15)
SH Goals: 5 (23)
Standings
Central Division
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Nashville 47 29 6 100
x-Winnipeg 47 30 5 99
x-St. Louis 45 28 9 99
x-Dallas 43 32 7 93
x-Colorado 38 30 14 90
Chicago 36 34 12 84
Minnesota 37 36 9 83
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 220 (27)
Shots Against: 2345 (28)
PK%: 81.5% (9)
Penalty Minutes: 676 (18)
Shutouts: 9 (5)
Sv%: 0.906 (13)
Injuries
Date Player Status
4/18 R. Bortuzzo Undisclosed injury (day-to-day)
3/13 S. Blais Lower-body injury (day-to-day)
10/2 E. Foley Concussion (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/22 A. Poganski Called up from minors from San Antonio-AHL
4/22 N. Mikkola Called up from minors from San Antonio-AHL
4/22 M. Reinke Called up from minors from San Antonio-AHL
4/22 J. Walman Called up from minors from San Antonio-AHL
4/22 J. Nolan Called up from minors from San Antonio-AHL
4/22 K. Kostin Called up from minors from San Antonio-AHL
4/22 C. Butler Called up from minors from San Antonio-AHL
4/16 J. Coreau Called up from minors from San Antonio-AHL
4/8 J. Bouwmeester Contract extended One-year contract extension
4/5 C. Thorburn Called up from minors from San Antonio-AHL
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