St. Louis Blues (12-8-3, second in the Central) vs. Florida Panthers (16-4-3, first in the Atlantic)
Sunrise, Florida; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Panthers -150, Blues +125; over/under is 6
BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Blues visit Florida after Anton Lundell scored two goals in the Panthers' 7-4 win over the Sabres.
The Panthers are 13-1-0 at home. Florida ranks second in the league averaging 3.9 goals per game, led by Aleksander Barkov with nine.
The Blues have gone 5-5-2 away from home. St. Louis is fourth in the Western Conference averaging 6.0 assists per game, led by Robert Thomas with 0.9.
The teams face off Saturday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jonathan Huberdeau leads the Panthers with 28 points, scoring eight goals and collecting 20 assists. Aaron Ekblad has four goals and nine assists over the last 10 games for Florida.
Jordan Kyrou leads the Blues with nine goals and has 23 points. Pavel Buchnevich has five goals and seven assists over the last 10 games for St. Louis.
LAST 10 GAMES: Panthers: 6-2-2, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.2 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .914 save percentage.
Blues: 4-5-1, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.6 assists, three penalties and 6.6 penalty minutes while allowing three goals per game with an .897 save percentage.
INJURIES: Panthers: Markus Nutivaara: out (undisclosed), Mason Marchment: day to day (upper body), Anthony Duclair: day to day (lower body), Aleksander Barkov: out (lower body).
Blues: Jordan Binnington: out (covid-19), Justin Faulk: day to day (undisclosed), David Perron: day to day (upper body), Tyler Bozak: day to day (health protocols).
The Associated Press