Canucks aim to secure series win over the Blues

August 20

St. Louis Blues (42-19-10, first in the Central Division during the regular season) vs. Vancouver Canucks (36-27-6, third in the Pacific Division during the regular season)

Edmonton, Alberta; Friday, 9:45 p.m. EDT

WESTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND: Vancouver leads series 3-2

BOTTOM LINE: The Vancouver Canucks look to clinch the Western Conference first round over the St. Louis Blues in game six. The teams meet Friday for the ninth time this season. The Canucks won the previous meeting 4-3. Tyler Motte scored a team-high two goals for the Canucks in the victory.

The Canucks are 20-14-4 against Western Conference opponents. Vancouver has scored 224 goals and ranks eighth in the league averaging 3.2 per game. J.T. Miller leads the team with 27.

The Blues are 29-11-6 against conference opponents. St. Louis has scored 49 power-play goals, converting on 24.3% of chances.

TOP PERFORMERS: Elias Pettersson leads the Canucks with a plus-16 in 68 games this season. Bo Horvat has seven goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Vancouver.

Vince Dunn leads the Blues with a plus-15 in 71 games this season. Ryan O'Reilly has four goals and eight assists over the last 10 games for St. Louis.

DURING THE PLAYOFFS: Canucks: Averaging 3.0 goals, 4.8 assists, 6.8 penalties and 16.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .924 save percentage.

Blues: Averaging 2.4 goals, 3.7 assists, 5.9 penalties and 13.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.0 goals per game with a .907 save percentage.

INJURIES: Canucks: Micheal Ferland: out (undisclosed), Tyler Myers: out (shoulder).

Blues: Vladimir Tarasenko: out (undisclosed), Alexander Steen: out for season (undisclosed).

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