Seattle hosts St. Louis after Soucy’s 2-goal game
St. Louis Blues (23-11-5, third in the Central) vs. Seattle Kraken (12-23-4, eighth in the Pacific)
Seattle; Friday, 10 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Kraken +146, Blues -172; over/under is 5.5
BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Blues visit Seattle after Carson Soucy scored two goals in the Kraken’s 3-2 victory against the Sharks.
The Kraken are 6-18-0 in Western Conference games. Seattle averages 9.1 penalty minutes per game, the seventh-most in the Western Conference. Jeremy Lauzon leads the team serving 49 total minutes.
The Blues are 17-6-4 in conference play. St. Louis ranks third in the NHL averaging 6.3 assists per game, led by Robert Thomas with 0.8.
In their last meeting on Jan. 13, St. Louis won 2-1.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jared McCann leads the Kraken with 15 goals, adding eight assists and totaling 23 points. Calle Jarnkrok has four goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Seattle.
Jordan Kyrou leads the Blues with 25 total assists and has 39 points. Vladimir Tarasenko has five goals and four assists over the last 10 games for St. Louis.
LAST 10 GAMES: Kraken: 2-7-1, averaging 2.3 goals, 4.2 assists, 4.1 penalties and 9.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with an .891 save percentage.
Blues: 7-3-0, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.5 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.8 penalty minutes while allowing 2.8 goals per game with a .914 save percentage.
INJURIES: Kraken: Antoine Bibeau: out (health protocols), Chris Driedger: out (covid-19), Brandon Tanev: out for season (lower body), Jaden Schwartz: out (upper body).
Blues: None listed.