NBCSN’s coverage of the 2018-19 NHL season continues with Tuesday’s matchup between the Toronto Maple Leafs and St. Louis Blues. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. You can watch the game online and on the NBC Sports app by clicking here.
The Blues have won 10 straight games, equaling their franchise record for consecutive wins set back in the 2001-02 season. It is also the joint-longest winning streak in the NHL this season, with the Sabres also winning 10 straight in November. Goaltending has been excellent for St. Louis, who have kept three straight shutouts after keeping just four shutouts in their first 55 games of the season.
Jordan Binnington has been stellar in his rookie season, currently 12-1-1 with a 1.58 GAA, .937 SV% and four shutouts in 16 games played. Binnington has won his last eight starts, and has already equaled the Blues’ rookie record for most shutouts in a season (4). He has kept two straight shutouts, and has not allowed a goal in three of his last five starts.
After losing eight of 12 games, Toronto has rebounded to win six of their last eight (6-2-0). The Leafs sit in third place in the Atlantic Division as they look to lock up a third straight postseason appearance. Despite losing at Arizona on Saturday, the Maple Leafs have won seven of their last 10 games (7-2-1). However, the Leafs have dropped from second to third in the Atlantic over that span due to the Bruins’ recent winning run.
This is the final game of a six-game road trip for the Leafs (3-2-0 in first five games). Toronto has been one of the best road teams in the league this season, with their 19 wins and 40 points on the road both second in the NHL behind Tampa Bay. With a win at St. Louis on Tuesday, Toronto will equal their road wins tally from all of last season (20).
What: Toronto Maple Leafs at St. Louis Blues
Where: Enterprise Center
When: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m. ET
Live stream: You can watch the Maple Leafs-Blues stream on NBC Sports’ live stream page and the NBC Sports app.
Zach Hyman – John Tavares – Mitch Marner
Patrick Marleau – Auston Matthews – Kasperi Kapanen
Andreas Johnsson – Nazem Kadri – William Nylander
Par Lindholm – Frederik Gauthier – Connor Brown
Starting goalie: Frederik Andersen
Brayden Schenn – Ryan O’Reilly – Vladimir Tarasenko
Jaden Schwartz – Tyler Bozak – Alexander Steen
Zach Sanford – Oskar Sundqvist – Patrick Maroon
Mackenzie MacEachern – Ivan Barbashev – Robert Thomas
Starting goalie: Jordan Binnington
Chris Cuthbert (play-by-play) and Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will have the call from Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Mo. Pre-game coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live, hosted by Kathryn Tappen alongside Jeremy Roenick and Anson Carter.