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5:00 PM PT6:00 PM MT7:00 PM CT8:00 PM ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 PM MST8:00 PM EST5:00 UAE (+1)20:00 ET23:00 BRT, January 15, 2020
Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri  Attendance: 18,096

Blues look to stretch home streak to 10 vs. Flyers

Philadelphia Flyers at St. Louis Blues

  1. The Flyers beat the Bruins, 6-5, in a shootout at home on Monday, just their second win in their last seven games. It was the first time they'd won when allowing at least five goals since a 6-5 overtime win against Detroit on February 16, 2019 (had gone 0-17-1 since).
  2. Travis Sanheim scored twice against Boston. In the last two seasons, he has 16 goals, with eight of them coming across four multi-goal games. Only four other defensemen have at least four multi-goal games since then - Roman Josi (six games), John Carlson, Kris Letang and Zach Werenski (four each).
  3. These teams have alternated season sweeps over the past four years -- Philadelphia won both meetings in the 2015-16 and 2017-18 seasons, while St. Louis won both in 2016-17 and 2018-19. The losing team has posted scores of 0 and 3 in its two games in each of the last three seasons.
  4. The Blues beat the Ducks, 4-1, at home on Sunday, their fourth straight win, improving to 12-2-1 over their last 15 games. They've allowed two or fewer goals in 10 of those 15 games (all wins), including each of the last four. They've won nine straight home games, tying a franchise record for a single season.
  5. The win also improved the Blues to 17-4-3 (.771) in St. Louis this season, second best in the league. Only the Flyers (15-3-4, .773) have been better on home ice this year. Philadelphia is just 9-13-2 (.417) on the road this season -- that .356 points-percentage difference is the worst in the league.
  6. The Blues' Tyler Bozak scored against the Ducks on Sunday, his third goal in his last four games, and his eighth goal in his last 13 games (8-4—12). He had just three goals in his first 33 games (3-9—12). He has five career goals in 28 games against the Flyers.
(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The St. Louis Blues will try to extend their home winning streak to 10 games when they host the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday.

The Blues are 17-4-3 at Enterprise Center this season heading into the finale of their five-game homestand.

"I thought that last year, we struggled at home at times," Blues coach Craig Berube recently told reporters. "I really don't have the right answer for it. Different scenarios, different times. But I think we're more consistent for sure this year. And we're doing a better job of sticking with what works."

Last year the Blues were 17-15-2 at home on March 12 before winning their last seven regular-season games in St. Louis.

"At times last year, we were too cute at home, maybe, I don't know, trying to impress the fans," Berube said. "But I don't find we're doing that this year. We're just playing our game, the same as we do when we're on the road."

Overall the Western Conference-leading Blues are 12-2-1 in their last 15 games.

"We're finding different ways to win -- and each night different lines, different guys are chipping in, whether it's offensively or defensively," said winger Jaden Schwartz, who has seven goals and nine assists in his last 13 games. "Both goalies are kicking. Doing the little things right, playing well as a team."

The Flyers are 9-13-2 on the road this season. Overall they are 2-4-1 in their last seven games, but they are coming off a wild 6-5 shootout victory over the Boston Bruins on Monday night.

They rallied from a three-goal deficit to force overtime.

"It's a big positive for us," Flyers forward Travis Konecny told reporters. "We went through a little stretch where we were struggling, so to come back against a team like this, it puts us right up there. We know we can win against these teams."

This game caps a rugged four-game stretch that sent the Flyers against some of the NHL's best teams: the Washington Capitals, Tampa Bay Lighting and Bruins before the Blues.

"You knew they were going to be three tough games, we had to take those games one at a time, which we did," Flyers coach Alain Vigneault said. "I liked our game in all three of them, they were all different. The Washington game, coming back home and having to play that night, that was out of the ordinary. Tampa was a tight-checking game from both teams and they got a bounce on their (winning) goal. Tonight it was just a little bit more wide open.

"They're three different games where I think everybody enjoyed it and now we've got to go to St. Louis and find a way to win that road game."

This is the first meeting between the teams this season. Last season the Blues beat the Flyers 3-0 in Philadelphia -- in goaltender Jordan Binnington's first victory, which spawned "Gloria" as the team's theme song -- and 7-3 at home.

Binnington figures to be back in goal after watching backup Jake Allen beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 Monday night. Binnington is 15-3-3 at home this season with a 2.11 goals-against average and .926 save percentage.

In five starts this month, No. 1 Flyers goaltender Carter Hart has a 3.73 GAA and an .879 save percentage. He left Tuesday's practice early with an undisclosed injury.

--Field Level Media

Updated January 15, 2020

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