Blues take 3-2 lead into game 6 against the Jets
St. Louis; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT
WESTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND: St. Louis leads series 3-2
BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Blues host the Winnipeg Jets in the Western Conference first round with a 3-2 lead in the series. The teams meet Saturday for the 10th time this season. The Blues won the last matchup 3-2.
The Blues are 25-18-7 against conference opponents. St. Louis has allowed 43 power-play goals, stopping 81.5 percent of opponent chances.
The Jets are 13-12-1 against Central Division teams. Winnipeg ranks fifth in the NHL shooting 10.6 percent and averaging 3.3 goals on 31.2 shots per game.
TOP PERFORMERS: Ryan O’Reilly leads the Blues with a plus-22 in 82 games played this season. Vladimir Tarasenko has five goals and four assists over the last 10 games for St. Louis.
LAST 10 GAMES: Jets: 4-5-1, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.2 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .908 save percentage.
Blues: 7-1-2, averaging three goals, 5.7 assists, 2.8 penalties and 5.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .913 save percentage.
Blues Injuries: Sammy Blais: out (undisclosed), Robert Bortuzzo: day to day (undisclosed).
Jets Injuries: None listed.