Blues visit the Capitals after Perron’s 3-goal game
St. Louis Blues (34-18-9, second in the Central) vs. Washington Capitals (35-19-10, fourth in the Metropolitan)
Washington; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Capitals host St. Louis after David Perron scored three goals in the Blues’ 5-4 loss to the Blue Jackets.
The Capitals are 15-12-5 on their home ice. Washington has scored 210 goals and ranks ninth in the NHL averaging 3.3 per game. Alex Ovechkin leads the team with 40.
The Blues are 14-11-5 on the road. St. Louis leads the NHL shooting 11.5% and averaging 3.5 goals on 30.6 shots per game.
In their last meeting on Jan. 7, St. Louis won 5-1. Pavel Buchnevich scored a team-high two goals for the Blues in the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Nick Jensen leads the Capitals with a plus-26 in 58 games this season. Ovechkin has eight goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Washington.
Jordan Kyrou has 60 total points while scoring 22 goals and totaling 38 assists for the Blues. Perron has 12 goals and three assists over the last 10 games for St. Louis.
LAST 10 GAMES: Capitals: 7-2-1, averaging 3.9 goals, 5.8 assists, 3.7 penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .910 save percentage.
Blues: 3-4-3, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.7 assists, four penalties and 8.9 penalty minutes while allowing 2.9 goals per game with a .907 save percentage.
INJURIES: Capitals: T.J. Oshie: day to day (lower body), Nic Dowd: day to day (upper-body).
Blues: Vladimir Tarasenko: day to day (illness), Tyler Bozak: out (lower-body).