[7:08 PM] Blues @ Rangers

Who will WIN this matchup?

St. Louis Blues (5-2-2)

@ New York Rangers (6-3-0)


Starting Goalies:

Jake Allen (STL): Confirmed

Henrik Lundqvist(NYR): Confirmed


Current odds:

St. Louis Blues: (+110)

New York Rangers: (-130)


The St. Louis Blues zipped off to a fast start this season with three consecutive victories, capped by a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers. The Blues have struggled since that time, particularly on offense, which could be an issue when they visit on the high-scoring New York Rangers on Tuesday night in a rematch.

Michael Grabner pumped in 34 goals in 2010-11 with the New York Islanders, but he managed only 29 tallies in his previous three seasons combined. Now in his first season with the Rangers, Grabner is coming off his first hat trick since that 34-goal campaign and combined with linemates Kevin Hayes and J.T. Miller to amass nine points.

St. Louis was mired in an eight-period drought without a goal by a forward before Jaden Schwartz struck in the third period for the game-winner against the Kings. Blues coach Ken Hitchcock shuffled his lines prior to the game in an effort to juice up the offense, but maintained he’s not overly concerned by the lack of scoring.

Rangers F Chris Kreider, who has missed four straight games due to neck spasms, returned to practice Monday.

Blues G Jake Allen is 0-1-0 with five goals allowed in two starts versus St. Louis.

Grabner is tied with rookie Jimmy Vesey for the team lead with five goals.


StreakSmarts Pick: New York Rangers

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick