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St. Louis visits Chicago after Thomas' 2-goal game

St. Louis Blues (13-12-1, sixth in the Central Division) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (8-16-1, eighth in the Central Division)

Chicago; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Blues -136, Blackhawks +114; over/under is 6.5

BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Blues visit the Chicago Blackhawks after Robert Thomas scored two goals in the Blues' 5-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Chicago is 0-6-1 against the Central Division and 8-16-1 overall. The Blackhawks have a 2-8-0 record when they commit more penalties than their opponent.

St. Louis has gone 13-12-1 overall with a 4-7-1 record in Central Division play. The Blues have a 3-- record in one-goal games.

The teams play Saturday for the second time this season. The Blues won the previous meeting 4-2. Thomas scored two goals in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Philipp Kurashev has five goals and nine assists for the Blackhawks. Jason Dickinson has six goals over the past 10 games.

Thomas has 10 goals and 17 assists for the Blues. Jake Neighbours has scored seven goals with one assist over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blackhawks: 3-6-1, averaging 2.2 goals, 3.3 assists, 3.5 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game.

Blues: 5-5-0, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.3 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game.

INJURIES: Blackhawks: Colin Blackwell: out (lower body), Luke Philp: out (achilles), Taylor Hall: out for season (knee), Samuel Savoie: out (leg), Andreas Athanasiou: out (groin).

Blues: Anton Malmstrom: out (undisclosed), Josh Jacobs: out (undisclosed).

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

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