The (3-4) Winnipeg Jets host the (5-1) St. Louis Blues tonight at MTS Centre.
Shane Hnidy joins me for the TSN 1290 radio broadcast, while Dennis Beyak, Brian Engblom and Sara Orlesky have the action on TSN Jets.
This is the first of five regular season games between these Central Division opponents who are currently separated by just four points, however the Blues do have one game in hand.
Ondrej Pavelec (2-4, 3.05, .907) is expected to start in goal.
Jets Projected Lines:
Based on the individual game by game numbers, the Jets are hoping for more offense from forwards Mark Scheifele and Devin Setoguchi who have been held off the scoresheet for the past five games.
The Blues are coming off a 3-2 shoot out win last night in Chicago.
They did not skate this morning at MTS Centre.
Winnipeg native Alex Steen leads them in scoring with 9 points (5 goals & 4 assists).
David Backes also has scored a team high 5 goals.
St. Louis has the second ranked power play in the NHL at 30.4%.
The next game between the Jets and Blues will be October 29th in St. Louis.