Vegas takes on St. Louis, seeks to break 3-game slide
Vegas Golden Knights (42-31-8, fourth in the Pacific) vs. St. Louis Blues (49-21-11, third in the Central)
St. Louis; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Vegas looks to stop its three-game skid when the Golden Knights take on St. Louis.
The Blues are 34-9-6 in Western Conference games. St. Louis leads the NHL shooting 12.3% and averaging 3.8 goals on 30.5 shots per game.
The Golden Knights are 26-17-6 in Western Conference play. Vegas averages only 3.2 penalties per game, the least in the Western Conference. Keegan Kolesar leads them averaging 0.3.
St. Louis defeated Vegas 5-2 in the last meeting between these teams on Nov. 22.
TOP PERFORMERS: Vladimir Tarasenko leads the Blues with 34 goals and has 82 points. Pavel Buchnevich has five goals and 12 assists over the last 10 games for St. Louis.
Jonathan Marchessault has 64 total points while scoring 29 goals and totaling 35 assists for the Golden Knights. Chandler Stephenson has 10 points over the last 10 games for Vegas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blues: 8-1-1, averaging 4.9 goals, 9.3 assists, 2.5 penalties and five penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .909 save percentage.
Golden Knights: 3-3-4, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.7 assists, 1.9 penalties and 3.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .902 save percentage.
INJURIES: Blues: Scott Perunovich: out (wrist), Brayden Schenn: day to day (upper body).
Golden Knights: Robin Lehner: out for season (shoulder).