Blues face Bruins on 9-game winning streak

Boston Bruins (46-24-5, fourth in Atlantic) vs. St. Louis Blues (46-20-10, second in Central)

Saint Louis; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: St. Louis is heading to a matchup with Boston as the winner of nine straight games.

The Blues are 26-9-4 at home. St. Louis is fourth in the league with an average of 3.8 goals per game, led by Vladimir Tarasenko with 33.

The Bruins are 23-11-3 in road games. Boston ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference with 8.4 points per game, averaging 3.1 goals and 5.3 assists.

When they last met on April 12, St. Louis won 4-2. Tarasenko scored two goals for the Blues.

TOP PERFORMERS: Robert Thomas leads the Blues with 55 assists and has 73 points this season. Tarasenko has 18 points in St. Louis’ last 10 games.

David Pastrnak leads the Bruins with 38 goals and 71 points. Charlie McAvoy has 10 assists in Boston’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blues: 9-0-1, averaged 5.4 goals, 10 assists, 2.3 penalties and 4.6 penalty minutes while allowing 2.8 goals per game with a .921 save percentage .

Bruins: 5-5-0, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.5 assists, 5.2 penalties and 13.9 penalty minutes while allowing 2.7 goals per game with a .903 save percentage.

INJURIES: Blues: Scott Perunovich: out (wrist), Nick Leddy: day to day (head), Alexei Toropchenko: day to day (undisclosed).

Bruins: Hampus Lindholm: day to day (lower body), David Pastrnak: day to day (undisclosed).

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

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