Washington Capitals (7-9-2, sixth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. St. Louis Blues (6-8-0, seventh in the Central Division)
St. Louis; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Blues -129, Capitals +109; over/under is 6.5
BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Blues come into a matchup with the Washington Capitals as winners of four consecutive games.
St. Louis has a 2-4-0 record in home games and a 6-8-0 record overall. The Blues have a 6-1-0 record when scoring at least three goals.
Washington is 7-9-2 overall and 2-6-1 in road games. The Capitals are 10th in NHL play serving 10.3 penalty minutes per game.
Thursday's game is the third time these teams match up this season. The Blues won the previous meeting 5-2.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blues: 4-6-0, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.7 assists, 2.6 penalties and 6.1 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game.
Capitals: 3-5-2, averaging 2.6 goals, 3.9 assists, 4.6 penalties and 12.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.
Capitals: Carl Hagelin: out (hip), Dmitry Orlov: out (lower-body), T.J. Oshie: out (lower-body), Connor Brown: out (lower body), Tom Wilson: out (knee), Nicklas Backstrom: out (hip), Beck Malenstyn: out (finger).
The Associated Press