Vancouver (34-16-0) at St. Louis (31-16-5)

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  • Game info: 8:00 pm EST Thu Feb 20, 2003
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ST. LOUIS (TICKER) —The Vancouver Canucks try to set a franchise record by going unbeaten in 11 straight games when they continue a four-game road trip against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.

Vancouver is 6-0-4 in its last 10 games and is six points in front of the Colorado Avalanche for the lead in the Northwest Division. The Canucks won 10 straight games from November 9-30 match the longest unbeaten streak in club history. Vancouver went 5-0-5 from March 5-25, 1977.

On Tuesday, the Canucks posted a 4-3 overtime victory over the Detroit Red Wings as Markus Naslund got the tying goal with 25 seconds to go in regulation and defenseman Marek Malik scored 3:02 into the extra period.

Naslund’s 38 goals are tied with Ottawa’s Marian Hossa for the league lead.

The Blues are three points ahead of Detroit for the Central Division lead and two points behind Vancouver for second place in the Western Conference.

The Blues rebounded from consecutive losses with Monday’s 5-3 home victory over Calgary when Keith Tkachuk and Pavol Demitra each scored twice.

Tkachuk has 10 goals and six assists on a nine-game points streak. Demitra has 10 goals and 17 assists over his last 19 contests.

Although five different players picked up a goal and an assist in Vancouver’s 6-3 home win on November 12, the Blues are 15-3-2-1 vs. the Canucks since the start of the 1997-98 season.

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