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St. Louis hosts Seattle after Tarasenko’s 2-goal game

April 5, 2022 GMT

Seattle Kraken (22-41-6, eighth in the Pacific) vs. St. Louis Blues (39-20-10, third in the Central)

St. Louis; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Seattle Kraken visit St. Louis after Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals in the Blues’ 5-1 win over the Coyotes.

The Blues are 27-8-6 in Western Conference games. St. Louis leads the league shooting 11.8% and averaging 3.6 goals on 30.5 shots per game.

The Kraken are 11-28-0 in conference games. Seattle is the last team in the Western Conference averaging 4.4 assists per game. Yanni Gourde leads them with 23 total assists.

In their last matchup on Jan. 21, St. Louis won 5-0. Brandon Saad recorded a team-high 2 points for the Blues.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jordan Kyrou has 62 total points for the Blues, 22 goals and 40 assists. David Perron has 14 points over the last 10 games for St. Louis.

Jared McCann has 40 total points while scoring 25 goals and totaling 15 assists for the Kraken. Vince Dunn has 8 points over the last 10 games for Seattle.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Blues: 5-3-2, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.6 assists, 2.8 penalties and 5.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with an .894 save percentage.

Kraken: 5-4-1, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.9 assists, 3.5 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while allowing 2.6 goals per game with a .913 save percentage.

INJURIES: Blues: Scott Perunovich: out (wrist), Logan Brown: day to day (illness), Torey Krug: out (upper-body).

Kraken: Brandon Tanev: out for season (knee), Jaden Schwartz: day to day (upper body), Haydn Fleury: day to day (upper body).

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