Detroit (41-14-8) at St Louis (28-26-8), 8:30 pm EST
ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- Chris Mason has carried the St. Louis
Blues into the playoff race.
The 32-year-old netminder will look to lead the Blues to their
fourth straight victory when they host the Detroit Red Wings on
Mason, who has allowed just one goal in each of the last five
games, has started 18 consecutive contests - posting an 11-3-4
record over that stretch.
Thanks to Mason's effort, St. Louis has climbed within three
points of the postseason spot in the Western Conference.
Mason, who is 14-16-5 with a 2.33 goals-against average and four
shutouts this season, will be tested by the best offense in the
The defending champion Red Wings have scored a league-best 234
goals this season. Detroit trails the San Jose Sharks for the
top spot in the West.
The Red Wings will be looking to bounce back from their worst
showing of the campaign, suffering an 8-0 thrashing from the
Nashville Predators on Saturday.