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Seattle Kraken (10-21-4, eighth in the Pacific) vs. St. Louis Blues (21-10-5, third in the Central)
St. Louis; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blues -231, Kraken +188; over/under is 6
BOTTOM LINE: Seattle hits the road against St. Louis looking to break its three-game road slide.
The Blues are 15-6-4 in conference play. St. Louis is sixth in the NHL averaging 3.4 goals per game, led by Jordan Kyrou with 14.
The Kraken are 4-16-0 in conference games. Seattle averages 8.9 penalty minutes per game, the seventh-most in the Western Conference. Jeremy Lauzon leads the team serving 45 total minutes.
The teams square off Thursday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Kyrou leads the Blues with 14 goals and has 36 points. Vladimir Tarasenko has six goals and seven assists over the last 10 games for St. Louis.
Jared McCann leads the Kraken with 15 goals and has 23 points. Calle Jarnkrok has four goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Seattle.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blues: 7-2-1, averaging 3.6 goals, six assists, 2.8 penalties and 6.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .927 save percentage.
Kraken: 1-7-2, averaging 2.4 goals, 4.6 assists, three penalties and 6.6 penalty minutes while allowing 3.7 goals per game with an .881 save percentage.
INJURIES: Blues: Brayden Schenn: out (health protocols), Scott Perunovich: out (health and safety protocols), Colton Parayko: out (health protocols), Vladimir Tarasenko: out (health and safety protocols).
Kraken: Brandon Tanev: out for season (lower body), Jaden Schwartz: out (upper body), Morgan Geekie: day to day (upper body).
The Associated Press