NHL.com: Penguins-Blues Preview
Thinking about skipping the Melody Brook skate tonight and sitting home watching some good hockey on OLN? Well think again. Two of the lamest teams in the NHL face off tonight as OLN wisely puts the Penguins on two days in a a row.
With a league-low 14 points, it’s difficult to argue the St. Louis Blues aren’t the worst team in the NHL. The Pittsburgh Penguins, however, are getting dangerously close to entering that conversation.
Two of the league’s weakest teams go head-to-head as the Penguins, losers of seven of eight, face the lowly Blues, who have dropped six of seven.
Despite the impressive play of heralded rookie Sidney Crosby, the Penguins are just two points ahead of the Washington Capitals, the worst team in the Eastern Conference.
St. Louis, last in the NHL in points (14) and wins (5), likely will miss the playoffs for the first time in 26 seasons.
Goaltending is one of several problem areas for the Blues, who waived starter Patrick Lalime on Monday.