Season series: The St. Louis Blues won four of five games against the Winnipeg Jets last season; four were one-goal games. Six Blues had four or more points.
Blues team scope: St. Louis ends a four-game road trip. The Blues ended a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 win against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. Goaltender Brian Elliott had 24 saves. Elliott and Jake Allen have been rotating goaltending duties, so Allen is the likely starter. He allowed four goals on 30 shots Thursday in a 4-1 loss at the Montreal Canadiens. The Blues had a healthy roster going into the game Saturday, but defenseman Jay Bouwmeester left in the third period. Coach Ken Hitchcock said he will see how Bouwmeester feels Sunday, according to the Blues website. Right wing Vladimir Tarasenko scored against Ottawa and ranks third in the NHL with 12 goals in 20 games. Tarasenko had 21 goals in 64 games last season. Jori Lehtera centers Tarasenko’s line and has eight assists in his past 10 games. The Blues return home Tuesday to play Ottawa.
Jets team scope: Winnipeg practiced Saturday after a day off Friday. This game will end a three-game homestand for the Jets, who have played nine of their past 13 games on the road and begin another trip Tuesday. Defenseman Toby Enstrom did not skate Saturday but he will play. Coach Paul Maurice did not name his starting goaltender, but Michael Hutchinson and Ondrej Pavelec have alternated starts in the past three games. Pavelec started a 4-3 loss Thursday against the Detroit Red Wings. The Jets have one power-play goal in their past 28 opportunities and have not scored in their past 22 power plays. The Winnipeg power play ranks 29th in the NHL. The recently assembled line of left wing Adam Lowry, center Mark Scheifele and right wing Michael Frolik has three goals in its past two games.