[8:09 PM] Blues @ Predators

Who will WIN this matchup?

St. Louis Blues (16-9-4)

@ Nashville Predators (12-11-4)


Starting Goalies:

Jake Allen (STL): Confirmed

Pekka Rinne (NSH): Unconfirmed


The St. Louis Blues will wrap up a four-game road trip when they visit the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night in a matchup of Central Division rivals. St. Louis was on an 8-1-1 tear prior to dropping two of three games on the road trip to drop to 4-8-1 away from home, including a 3-1 setback at Nashville on Nov. 10.

St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock juggled his lines at Monday’s practice and put together a unit of leading scorer Vladimir Tarasenko with Jaden Schwartz and Robby Fabbri, who rank second and third in points among forwards on the team. Tarasenko has scored half his 14 goals in the past nine games.

Nashville could get some reinforcements back in the lineup as defenseman Ryan Ellis and forward Colton Sissons were full participants in Monday’s practice. Ellis (upper body) has not played since Nov. 23 and Sissons (upper body) has been sidelined since Nov. 25.

Tarasenko has nine goals and 19 points in 21 games against Nashville.

Nashville is 9-2-2 at home as opposed to 3-9-2 away from Bridgestone Arena.

Blues G Jake Allen takes a 5-1-0 record and 2.27 goals-against average against the Predators into Tuesday’s start.


StreakSmarts Pick: Nashville Predators 

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick