Chicago faces Western Conference-leader St. Louis
St. Louis Blues (40-18-10, first in the Central Division) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (31-29-8, seventh in the Central Division)
Chicago; Sunday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Western Conference-leading St. Louis Blues travel to face the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Blackhawks are 18-19-6 in conference games. Chicago has given up 36 power-play goals, killing 82.2% of opponent opportunities.
The Blues are 14-7-2 in division games. St. Louis has converted on 24.5% of power-play opportunities, scoring 48 power-play goals.
In their last meeting on Feb. 25, St. Louis won 6-5. Zach Sanford recorded a team-high 3 points for the Blues.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blues: 8-2-0, averaging 3.1 goals, 4.4 assists, three penalties and 6.2 penalty minutes while giving up 1.8 goals per game with a .926 save percentage.
Blackhawks: 5-5-0, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.1 assists, 2.9 penalties and 5.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .919 save percentage.
Blues: Justin Faulk: day to day (illness).