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Motivated Blues await struggling Isles

Dec 5, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

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As if things needed to get any harder for the poor New York Islanders, tonight they’ll face a Blues team, on the road in St. Louis, that’s unlikely to take the game lightly.

That’s because the Blues (18-5-3) are losers of two straight in regulation for the first time this season.

“Here we are now and it’s a chance for us to grow as a team and work on some things that need fixing and turn in a good effort,” Blues d-man Kevin Shattenkirk said, per the Post-Dispatch.

“I think we just need to stick with what we know best. We’ve gotten away from our team game a little bit, and the hard work that makes us such a hard team to beat.”

Winless in their last seven, the Isles have five tough road games coming up — in St. Louis, Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Jose, and Phoenix. Combined, those five teams have a home record of 49-8-10. The Isles, meanwhile, are just 3-9-0 on the road.

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  1. 22bju - Dec 5, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    Very confident the blues will play well enough to win tonight!

  2. 22bju - Dec 5, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    I’m not confident they can bang with heavy teams like the kings and sharks. I’ve seen too much evidence over the last three years to support this claim.

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