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Pietrangelo on Career-High Streak

Defenseman could tie team record with a point in Monday's game at Detroit

Monday, 01.23.2012 / 12:33 PM CT / St Louis Blues - News
By Chris Pinkert  - St. Louis Blues
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Pietrangelo on Career-High Streak
Alex Pietrangelo
Defense - STL
GOALS: 8 | ASST: 16 | PTS: 24
SOG: 115 | +/-: 18
Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo is on a career-high nine game point streak, scoring three goals and 10 assists over a span dating back to the Jan. 3 game vs. Phoenix.

With a point in Monday's game at Detroit, Pietrangelo would tie a Blues franchise record for most consecutive games with a point for a defenseman. The record is currently held by Jeff Brown and was set during the 1992-93 season.

"If you're a Blues fan, you're watching the emergence of a really good player," Blues Head Coach Ken Hitchcock said recently. "There's not many defenseman where you can say this guy's got a chance to be a (No. 1 guy). He's got a chance to be a No. 1."

Pietrangelo, 22, has played in 46 games season, recording eight goals and 16 assists (24 points). He ranks 16th overall in the NHL with a plus-18 rating.



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