Blues visit the Predators after Thomas’ 2-goal game
St. Louis Blues (33-17-7, second in the Central) vs. Nashville Predators (33-20-4, fourth in the Central)
Nashville, Tennessee; Saturday, 12:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Nashville Predators host St. Louis after Robert Thomas scored two goals in the Blues’ 6-2 victory over the Rangers.
The Predators are 12-5-1 against division opponents. Nashville averages 4.7 penalties per game, the most in the Western Conference. Tanner Jeannot leads the team with 29 total penalties.
The Blues are 11-5-2 against the rest of their division. St. Louis ranks third in the Western Conference recording 9.6 points per game, averaging 3.5 goals and 6.2 assists.
In their last meeting on Jan. 17, St. Louis won 5-3. Brayden Schenn recorded a team-high 4 points for the Blues.
TOP PERFORMERS: Matt Duchene leads the Predators with 29 goals, adding 25 assists and totaling 54 points. Roman Josi has 15 points over the last 10 games for Nashville.
Jordan Kyrou leads the Blues with 22 goals and has 55 points. David Perron has five goals and five assists over the last 10 games for St. Louis.
LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 5-5-0, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.5 assists, 4.7 penalties and 13.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .919 save percentage.
Blues: 5-3-2, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.7 assists, 4.3 penalties and 9.5 penalty minutes while allowing 2.4 goals per game with a .919 save percentage.
INJURIES: Predators: Thomas Novak: out (health protocols), Mark Borowiecki: day to day (lower body).
Blues: Pavel Buchnevich: day to day (concussion).