Western Conference-leader St. Louis and Vancouver face off
St. Louis Blues (30-11-8, first in the Central Division) vs. Vancouver Canucks (27-18-4, first in the Pacific Division)
Vancouver, British Columbia; Monday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Vancouver Canucks face the Western Conference-leading St. Louis Blues.
The Canucks are 15-10-3 in conference matchups. Vancouver ranks seventh in the NHL averaging 5.7 assists per game, led by Elias Pettersson with 0.6.
The Blues are 21-5-4 in conference games. St. Louis is seventh in the NHL shooting 10.7% and averaging 3.2 goals on 30.2 shots per game.
St. Louis took down Vancouver 2-1 in the last meeting between these teams on Nov. 5.
TOP PERFORMERS: Pettersson leads the Canucks with 51 points, scoring 21 goals and adding 30 assists. Bo Horvat has totaled eight assists over the last 10 games for Vancouver.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blues: 5-3-2, averaging 3.5 goals, six assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while allowing 2.9 goals per game with a .888 save percentage.
Canucks: 7-3-0, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.2 assists, 4.2 penalties and 11.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .900 save percentage.
INJURIES: Canucks: None listed.
Blues: Mackenzie MacEachern: day to day (lower-body).