St. Louis faces Tampa Bay in a non-conference matchup

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.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jordan Kyrou has 20 goals and 21 assists for the Blues. Brandon Saad has scored six goals and added three assists over the last 10 games.

Nikita Kucherov has 16 goals and 42 assists for the Lightning. Brayden Point has scored seven goals and added four assists over the last 10 games.

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).

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

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