Chicago Blackhawks (13-26-4, eighth in the Central Division) vs. St. Louis Blues (22-20-3, fifth in the Central Division)
St. Louis; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Blackhawks head to the St. Louis Blues in Central Division play on Saturday.
St. Louis has a 22-20-3 record overall and a 6-5-1 record in Central Division play. The Blues have a 20-4-2 record in games they score three or more goals.
Chicago is 13-26-4 overall with a 2-9-1 record in Central Division play. The Blackhawks have given up 156 goals while scoring 102 for a -54 scoring differential.
Saturday's game is the third time these teams meet this season. The Blues won 5-2 in the previous meeting.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blues: 6-4-0, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.7 assists, 2.9 penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.
Blackhawks: 5-5-0, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.6 assists, 2.9 penalties and 6.5 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.
INJURIES: Blues: Vladimir Tarasenko: out (hand), Logan Brown: out (upper-body), Marco Scandella: out (hip), Ryan O'Reilly: out (foot), Torey Krug: out (lower-body), Scott Perunovich: out (shoulder), Robert Bortuzzo: out (lower-body).
The Associated Press