Alex Pietrangelo D STL 5 Months

Alex Pietrangelo didn't play Sunday because of an undisclosed injury, but he's expected to play in the Blues' postseason opener.

The series begins in St. Louis on Thursday against Chicago. Pietrangelo amassed 51 points in 81 games from the back end in 2013-14.

Alex Pietrangelo D STL 6 Months

Alex Pietrangelo fired home his seventh goal of the season in the Blues' 3-2 overtime loss to Dallas on Tuesday night.

The 24 year-old has 44 points through 65 games this season.

Alex Pietrangelo D STL 7 Months

Alex Pietrangelo and Jay Bouwmeester have formed a solid pairing for Canada at the Olympics.

The two of them play together in St. Louis as well and they have helped the Blues maintain their presence as one of the better teams in the league. Pietrangelo and Bouwmeester have formed Canada's third defense pairing and their offensive contributions have been limited to one assist each, but they have been a vital part of Team Canada's outstanding transition game.

Alex Pietrangelo D STL 8 Months

Alex Pietrangelo became the first Blues' defenseman to record at least 40 points in his first three NHL seasons.

That's a pretty impressive achievement. In fact, with an assist Thursday night, Pietrangelo became the first NHL defenseman to manage that feat since Dion Phaneuf did it (2005-2008). Pietrangelo is an elite fantasy defenseman who always seems to be underrated. Don't let him slip beyond the second round next draft day.

Alex Pietrangelo D STL 8 Months

Alex Pietrangelo had an assist in the Blues' 4-3 shootout win over Nashville on Saturday.

Pietrangelo has six goals and 38 points in 54 games this season. That puts him in a tie for fourth place in the blueliner scoring race. He's not going to catch up with the likes of Erik Karlsson or Duncan Keith, but Pietrangelo is capable of maintaining his current pace and consequently comfortably surpassing the 50-point mark.

Alex Pietrangelo D STL 8 Months

Alex Pietrangelo stretched his point streak to six games on Tuesday with an assist.

He has two goals and seven helpers over that span to give him 33 points in 45 matches. If Pietrangelo can continue to score at his current pace then he could end up with 50-60 points at the end of the year.

Alex Pietrangelo D STL 8 Months

Defenseman Alex Pietrangelo scored a goal in St. Louis' 2-1 loss to Vancouver Friday night.

Pietrangelo now has seven goals and 25 assists in 44 games this season. There's not many defensemen out there that you can count on to give you at least 40 points on a yearly basis, but Pietrangelo's one of them. Jay Bouwmeester and Patrik Berglund assisted the lone goal.

Alex Pietrangelo D STL 9 Months

Alex Pietrangelo has recorded at least a point in four of his last five games.

Pietrangelo had a goal and an assist on Saturday, giving him 28 points in 41 contests in 2013-14. There's not many defensemen out there that you can count on to give you at least 40 points on a yearly basis, but Pietrangelo's one of them.

Alex Pietrangelo D STL 9 Months

Alex Pietrangelo earned a pair of power-play assists in Thursday's 5-0 win over Los Angeles.

He also had two shots and four blocks, while racking up a team-high 23:58 of ice time. Pietrangelo hasn't scored a goal since Nov. 2, but he has compiled eight helpers in his past 11 matches.

Alex Pietrangelo D STL 9 Months

Alex Pietrangelo has gone 26 straight games without a goal.

Obviously, these kind of droughts are different when it comes to defensemen, but Pietrangelo has been a bit streaky with his goal scoring this season. He didn't find the back of the net in his first eight games and then he scored goals in four straight games from Oct. 26 to Nov. 2. "Petro has created a lot of offensive zone time," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "I think our one concern with him is that we need him to get the shots through the first layer of coverage. There's too many blocked shots." He has 24 points and a plus-12 rating in 38 matches.