The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to sweep their current three-game road trip tonight in St. Louis against the Blues.
The Lightning are entering tonight with the longest active winning streak in the NHL with seven-straight wins and are 9-1-0 in their last 10 games. This comes after pulling out two huge wins on back-to-back road games against the Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday and Thursday.
Yanni Gourde will be out of the lineup as he will serve the first game of his two-game suspension for a hit to the head on Carolina’s Jordan Staal. This means we will see Ryan Callahan back in the lineup for a second-straight game, the first time since he made starts in consecutive games since Feb. 10 and 12.
The St. Louis Blues come in with a two-game win streak, a 5-3-2 record in their last 10, looking to extend it to three-straight wins on the third game of their current four-game homestand. The Blues defeated the Lightning 1-0 in overtime in Tampa, in their only prior meeting this season. St. Louis is just one of three teams to have held this dangerous Bolts offense to no goals in regulation and overtime this year.
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The Blues will also look to join their fellow Central Division-rival Minnesota Wild and Nashville Predators, as the only teams to sweep their season series’ against the Bolts. Vladimir Tarasenko has been back in the lineup for the Blues for their last two games, after missing five-straight, but has yet to register a point since his return.
The Blues currently sit in third place in the Central Division with 86 points and a four-point pad over the trailing Dallas Stars. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay continues their climb in the standings now sitting at 120 points and are still within reach of setting a new NHL record for most points in a season, ever. The current record is 132 points by the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens.
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Lightning @ Blues:
Enterprise Center – 8pm EST
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