Hurricanes take on the Blues after overtime victory
Carolina Hurricanes (10-5-1, third in the Metropolitan Division) vs. St. Louis Blues (6-8-0, sixth in the Central Division)
St. Louis; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Blues host the Carolina Hurricanes after the Hurricanes beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 in overtime.
St. Louis is 6-8-0 overall and 5-5-0 in home games. The Blues have a 4-- record in games decided by one goal.
Carolina has a 10-5-1 record overall and a 7-3-4 record on the road. The Hurricanes have a +five scoring differential, with 48 total goals scored and 43 conceded.
Thursday’s game is the third time these teams match up this season. The Hurricanes won the previous meeting 7-2.
TOP PERFORMERS: Robert Thomas has scored four goals with 15 assists for the Blues. Jordan Kyrou has five goals and eight assists over the past 10 games.
Martin Necas has scored 10 goals with 14 assists for the Hurricanes. Andrei Svechnikov has six goals and four assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blues: 7-3-0, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.9 assists, 3.4 penalties and eight penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.
Hurricanes: 4-2-4, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.3 assists, 3.5 penalties and 7.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game.
INJURIES: Blues: Robert Thomas: day to day (lower-body), Marco Scandella: out (hip), Logan Brown: out (upper-body), Scott Perunovich: out (shoulder).
Hurricanes: Ondrej Kase: out (concussion), Frederik Andersen: out (undisclosed), Jake Gardiner: out (hip/back), Cavan Fitzgerald: out (undisclosed), Teuvo Teravainen: out (upper body), Max Pacioretty: out (achilles).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.