New York plays Western Conference-leader St. Louis
St. Louis Blues (39-17-10, first in the Central Division) vs. New York Rangers (35-26-4, seventh in the Metropolitan Division)
New York; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Rangers host the Western Conference-leading St. Louis Blues.
The Rangers have gone 17-14-2 in home games. New York serves 11.4 penalty minutes per game, the most in the league. Brendan Lemieux leads the team serving 107 total minutes.
The Blues have gone 16-11-5 away from home. St. Louis has given up 40 power-play goals, killing 79.2% of opponent chances.
St. Louis beat New York 5-2 in the last meeting between these teams on Jan. 11.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blues: 7-2-1, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.3 assists, 3.8 penalties and 8.4 penalty minutes while allowing 2.4 goals per game with a .909 save percentage.
Rangers: 7-3-0, averaging 3.5 goals, six assists, 3.9 penalties and 8.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .921 save percentage.
Blues: Jordan Kyrou: out (illness).