St. Louis Blues (10-7-2, third in the Central) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (6-11-2, fifth in the Central)
Chicago; Friday, 3:30 p.m. EST
LINE: Blackhawks +102, Blues -123; over/under is 5.5
BOTTOM LINE: St. Louis visits Chicago looking to break its three-game road skid.
The Blackhawks are 2-3-0 against opponents from the Central. Chicago is last in the Western Conference averaging just 3.8 assists per game. Seth Jones leads the team with 13 total assists.
The Blues are 4-3-1 against opponents in the Central. St. Louis ranks eighth in the league averaging 3.3 goals per game, led by Jordan Kyrou with eight.
In their last meeting on Oct. 30, St. Louis won 1-0.
TOP PERFORMERS: Patrick Kane has 17 total points for the Blackhawks, six goals and 11 assists. Alex DeBrincat has seven goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Chicago.
Kyrou leads the Blues with eight goals and has 20 points. Robert Thomas has eight assists over the last 10 games for St. Louis.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blackhawks: 6-4-0, averaging 2.4 goals, 4.2 assists, 3.1 penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .926 save percentage.
Blues: 3-6-1, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.8 assists, 2.2 penalties and 5.8 penalty minutes while allowing 2.9 goals per game with an .899 save percentage.
INJURIES: Blackhawks: None listed.
Blues: Brayden Schenn: day to day (upper body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
St. Louis plays Chicago, aims to break road slide
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