Blues face the Predators on 3-game losing streak
St. Louis; Saturday, 3 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: St. Louis enters the matchup with Nashville as losers of three games in a row.
The Blues are 10-5-2 in division games. St. Louis is eighth in the NHL shooting 10.5% and averaging 3.2 goals on 30.5 shots per game.
The Predators are 8-5-0 against opponents in the Central Division. Nashville averages 9.4 penalty minutes per game, the eighth-most in the NHL. Austin Watson leads the team serving 61 total minutes.
In their last matchup on Nov. 25, Nashville won 3-2.
TOP PERFORMERS: Zach Sanford leads the Blues with a plus-13 in 44 games played this season. Colton Parayko has scored four goals over the last 10 games for St. Louis.
LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 6-4-0, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.5 assists, 3.8 penalties and 9.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .917 save percentage.
Blues: 2-5-3, averaging three goals, 5.6 assists, 3.4 penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game with a .884 save percentage.
INJURIES: Blues: Jay Bouwmeester: out (heart).
Predators: None listed.