Carolina Hurricanes (10-5-1, third in the Metropolitan Division) vs. St. Louis Blues (6-8-0, sixth in the Central Division)
St. Louis; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Blues host the Carolina Hurricanes after the Hurricanes beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 in overtime.
St. Louis is 6-8-0 overall and 5-5-0 in home games. The Blues have a 4-- record in games decided by one goal.
Carolina has a 10-5-1 record overall and a 7-3-4 record on the road. The Hurricanes have a +five scoring differential, with 48 total goals scored and 43 conceded.
Thursday's game is the third time these teams match up this season. The Hurricanes won the previous meeting 7-2.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blues: 7-3-0, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.9 assists, 3.4 penalties and eight penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.
Hurricanes: 4-2-4, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.3 assists, 3.5 penalties and 7.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game.
Hurricanes: Ondrej Kase: out (concussion), Frederik Andersen: out (undisclosed), Jake Gardiner: out (hip/back), Cavan Fitzgerald: out (undisclosed), Teuvo Teravainen: out (upper body), Max Pacioretty: out (achilles).
The Associated Press