St. Louis Blues (35-34-6, sixth in the Central Division) vs. Nashville Predators (37-29-8, fifth in the Central Division)
Nashville, Tennessee; Saturday, 1 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Central Division opponents meet when the Nashville Predators take on the St. Louis Blues.
Nashville is 37-29-8 overall and 7-10-4 against the Central Division. The Predators have committed 304 total penalties (4.1 per game) to rank ninth in league play.
St. Louis has a 35-34-6 record overall and a 9-12-1 record in Central Division games. The Blues have a 32-10-2 record in games they score at least three goals.
Saturday’s game is the fourth time these teams meet this season. The Predators won the last meeting 6-2.
TOP PERFORMERS: Matt Duchene has 22 goals and 34 assists for the Predators. Phillip Tomasino has one goal and seven assists over the last 10 games.
Brayden Schenn has scored 21 goals with 38 assists for the Blues. Jakub Vrana has eight goals and two assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 4-5-1, averaging 1.9 goals, 3.3 assists, 4.1 penalties and 9.6 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.
Blues: 6-3-1, averaging 4.5 goals, 7.7 assists, 4.3 penalties and 13 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game.
INJURIES: Predators: Mark Borowiecki: out (upper body), Juuso Parssinen: out (upper body), Filip Forsberg: out (upper-body), Matt Duchene: out (hand), Roman Josi: day to day (undisclosed), Alexandre Carrier: out (upper body), Ryan Johansen: out (leg).
Blues: Pavel Buchnevich: day to day (upper body), Robert Thomas: day to day (upper body).