St. Louis visits Chicago after Vrana’s 2-goal game

March 29, 2023 GMT

St. Louis Blues (34-34-6, sixth in the Central Division) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (24-43-6, eighth in the Central Division)

Chicago; Thursday, 8:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Blues visit the Chicago Blackhawks after Jakub Vrana scored two goals in the Blues’ 6-5 overtime win over the Vancouver Canucks.

Chicago has a 24-43-6 record overall and a 6-17-1 record in Central Division play. The Blackhawks have allowed 260 goals while scoring 177 for a -83 scoring differential.

St. Louis has an 8-12-1 record in Central Division play and a 34-34-6 record overall. The Blues have a -32 scoring differential, with 239 total goals scored and 271 conceded.

The teams play Thursday for the fourth time this season. The Blues won the previous matchup 5-2. Vrana scored two goals in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Andreas Athanasiou has 14 goals and 14 assists for the Blackhawks. Taylor Raddysh has four goals and one assist over the past 10 games.

Jordan Kyrou has 33 goals and 34 assists for the Blues. Vrana has scored seven goals with two assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blackhawks: 2-7-1, averaging 1.9 goals, 2.9 assists, 2.9 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game.

Blues: 6-3-1, averaging 4.5 goals, 7.8 assists, 4.3 penalties and 13 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game.

INJURIES: Blackhawks: Colin Blackwell: out for season (groin), Jujhar Khaira: day to day (illness), Philipp Kurashev: out for season (shoulder), Jonathan Toews: out (illness), Anders Bjork: out (undisclosed), Andreas Englund: out (hamstring), Cole Guttman: out for season (shoulder), Jarred Tinordi: day to day (hip), Petr Mrazek: day to day (head).

Blues: None listed.


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