BUFFALO -- The St. Louis Blues take a six-game winning streak into the game against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center on Thursday.
The Blues are coming off a 2-1 overtime win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday and are 11-0-1 in the past 12 games. Despite the winning streak, the Blues sit two points behind the Nashville Predators for first place in the Central Division.
"I think it's been emblematic of our season," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. "We haven't reached our stride from a details standpoint, but we find ways to get points. Last game's a perfect example. We weren't good in the game, we were tired. It was a very tough schedule for us. To play three in three-and-a-half nights is very difficult, but we found a way not to get too far away from the game and then got points at the end. I think it's typical of our season is we've gotten points where the game's been even or it's been up for grabs and we've had the same three or four guys that snipe a goal for us and keep us going, but it's more that we don't let the games get away from us."
The Blues may have center Patrik Berglund back in the lineup against Buffalo. Berglund has missed the past three games with an upper-body injury. He skated on a line with Dmitrij Jaskin and Ty Rattie on Thursday.