CHICAGO -- Here is the projected lineup for the St. Louis Blues, who will face the Chicago Blackhawks tonight at the United Center:
T.J. Oshie - David Backes - Chris Stewart
Andy McDonald - Patrik Berglund - David Perron
Vladimir Sobotka - Jason Arnott - Jamie Langenbrunner
B.J. Crombeen - Scott Nichol - Chris Porter
Carlo Colaiacovo - Alex Pietrangelo
Barret Jackman - Kevin Shattenkirk
Ian Cole - Roman Polak
Jaroslav Halak will start in goal, with Brian Elliott the backup. Halak will try to extend a personal-best streak of eight straight wins. He has a 1.45 goals-against average and .945 save percentage in this 8-0-0 run.
Blues scratches include newcomer Jaden Schwartz and defensemen Kent Huskins (bruised hand). Defenseman Kris Russell (concussion) and forwards Alex Steen (concussion) and Matt D'Agostini (concussion) remain on injured reserve. Steen and D'Agostini are not on the trip with the team.
In case you missed it earlier, here's the lineup the Blackhawks likely will counter with.