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St. Louis hosts San Jose on 3-game home skid

February 17, 2021 GMT

San Jose Sharks (6-7-1, seventh in the West Division) vs. St. Louis Blues (9-5-2, second in the West Division)

St. Louis; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: St. Louis hosts San Jose looking to break its three-game home skid.

The Blues are 9-5-2 against division opponents. St. Louis is 10th in the league with 29.6 shots per game and is averaging 3.2 goals.

The Sharks are 6-7-1 against the rest of their division. San Jose has allowed 12 power-play goals, stopping 77.4% of opponent opportunities.

In their last matchup on Jan. 20, San Jose won 2-1.

TOP PERFORMERS: David Perron leads the Blues with 10 assists and has 15 points this season. Ryan O’Reilly has 10 points over the last 10 games for St. Louis.

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Logan Couture leads the Sharks with a plus-three in 14 games this season. Evander Kane has three goals and three assists over the last 10 games for San Jose.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blues: 6-3-1, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.6 assists, 4.2 penalties and 9.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .919 save percentage.

Sharks: 4-5-1, averaging 2.3 goals, 3.7 assists, 4.6 penalties and 9.2 penalty minutes while allowing 3.4 goals per game with a .893 save percentage.

INJURIES: Blues: Sammy Blais: day to day (upper body), Marco Scandella: day to day (upper-body), Jaden Schwartz: day to day (lower body), Robert Thomas: out (thumb).

Sharks: Maxim Letunov: out (health protocols), Devan Dubnyk: day to day (lower body), Erik Karlsson: day to day (lower body).

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