San Jose hosts St. Louis after Hertl's 2-goal game

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St. Louis Blues (6-1-1, first in the Central) vs. San Jose Sharks (6-3-0, third in the Pacific)

San Jose, California; Thursday, 10:30 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Sharks +110, Blues -132; over/under is 5.5

BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Blues visit San Jose after Tomas Hertl scored two goals in the Sharks' 5-3 victory against the Sabres.

San Jose went 21-28-7 overall and 11-13-4 at home a season ago. The Sharks scored 22 power play goals on 156 power play opportunities last season.

St. Louis finished 27-20-9 overall with a 15-9-4 record on the road in the 2020-21 season. Goalies for the Blues allowed 2.8 goals on 29.6 shots per game last season.

The teams meet Thursday for the first time this season.

INJURIES: Sharks: Jonathan Dahlen: out (covid-19 protocol), Marc-Edouard Vlasic: out (covid-19 protocol), Radim Simek: out (covid-19 protocol), Jake Middleton: out (covid-19 protocol), Matt Nieto: out (covid-19 protocol), Andrew Cogliano: out (covid-19 protocol).

Blues: Ville Husso: day to day (health protocols), Ryan O'Reilly: day to day (health protocols), Kyle Clifford: day to day (health protocols).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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