Tampa Bay Lightning (25-13-1, third in the Atlantic Division) vs. St. Louis Blues (21-18-3, fourth in the Central Division)
St. Louis; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Blues host the Tampa Bay Lightning in a non-conference matchup.
St. Louis has gone 8-9-2 at home and 21-18-3 overall. The Blues have a 19-4-2 record when scoring at least three goals.
Tampa Bay has a 25-13-1 record overall and a 9-9-0 record in road games. The Lightning have gone 25-2-1 when scoring at least three goals.
Saturday's game is the second meeting between these teams this season. The Lightning won the previous meeting 5-2.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blues: 5-3-2, averaging 3.5 goals, six assists, 2.6 penalties and 6.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game.
Lightning: 6-4-0, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.3 assists, 4.8 penalties and 11.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 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).
Lightning: Rudolfs Balcers: out (upper-body).
The Associated Press