St. Louis hosts Carolina, looks to break home skid
Carolina Hurricanes (42-15-7, first in the Metropolitan) vs. St. Louis Blues (35-19-9, third in the Central)
St. Louis; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: St. Louis hosts Carolina looking to stop its three-game home skid.
The Blues are 20-8-4 at home. St. Louis leads the Western Conference with 6.2 assists per game, led by Robert Thomas averaging 0.7.
The Hurricanes have gone 18-10-3 away from home. Carolina is 10th in the league averaging 3.2 goals per game, led by Sebastian Aho with 28.
Carolina knocked off St. Louis 3-2 in the last meeting between these teams on Nov. 13.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jordan Kyrou leads the Blues with 22 goals and has 61 points. Brayden Schenn has nine assists over the last 10 games for St. Louis.
Tony DeAngelo leads the Hurricanes with a plus-19 in 46 games this season. Aho has 7 points over the last 10 games for Carolina.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blues: 3-4-3, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.7 assists, 4.2 penalties and nine penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with an .897 save percentage.
Hurricanes: 5-3-2, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.9 assists, 3.2 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while giving up 1.9 goals per game with a .927 save percentage.
INJURIES: Blues: Torey Krug: out (upper-body).
Hurricanes: Jordan Martinook: day to day (undisclosed).