New Jersey visits St. Louis after McLeod’s 2-goal game
New Jersey Devils (16-26-5, eighth in the Metropolitan) vs. St. Louis Blues (26-13-5, fourth in the Central)
St. Louis; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey visits the St. Louis Blues after Michael McLeod scored two goals in the Devils’ 7-1 win against the Canadiens.
The Blues are 17-5-2 at home. St. Louis ranks third in the Western Conference averaging 6.1 assists per game, led by Robert Thomas with 0.7.
The Devils have gone 6-15-2 away from home. New Jersey ranks 10th in the Eastern Conference averaging 2.8 goals per game, led by Jesper Bratt with 14.
The matchup Thursday is the first meeting this season between the two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jordan Kyrou leads the Blues with 17 goals, adding 25 assists and totaling 42 points. Ryan O’Reilly has five goals and five assists over the last 10 games for St. Louis.
Bratt leads the Devils with 14 goals and has 43 points. Damon Severson has one goal and eight assists over the last 10 games for New Jersey.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blues: 7-3-0, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.9 assists, 4.1 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .927 save percentage.
Devils: 2-8-0, averaging 2.7 goals, five assists, 2.3 penalties and 4.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game with an .876 save percentage.
INJURIES: Blues: None listed.
Devils: Jack Hughes: out (health protocols).