New York takes on Western Conference-leading St. Louis
New York Rangers (21-18-4, seventh in the Metropolitan Division) vs. St. Louis Blues (28-10-7, first in the Central Division)
St. Louis; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Western Conference-leading St. Louis Blues host the New York Rangers.
The Blues are 15-4-3 on their home ice. St. Louis ranks seventh in the league shooting 10.5% and averaging 3.2 goals on 30.3 shots per game.
The Rangers are 9-10-2 on the road. New York is seventh in the NHL recording 9.1 points per game, averaging 3.4 goals and 5.8 assists.
The matchup Saturday is the first meeting of the season for the two teams.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 5-5-0, averaging 3.9 goals, seven assists, 4.9 penalties and 11.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game with a .893 save percentage.
Blues: 7-2-1, averaging 3.6 goals, 5.8 assists, 3.6 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .915 save percentage.
INJURIES: Blues: Colton Parayko: day to day (undisclosed).