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Projected Lineup: Game 6 vs. Winnipeg

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - One of the primary storylines entering Game 5 was how Blues Head Coach Craig Berube has kept his lines in tact. Despite the fact that the Blues were held to one goal on home ice in Game 4 and weren't getting the production they wanted from the top line, Berube trusted his players to get the job done and left the forward lines untouched.

But then, down 2-0 in the second period and in need of some offense, Berube made a change.

David Perron moved up to the top line with Ryan O'Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenko, and Brayden Schenn moved to the second line to center Jaden Schwartz and Oskar Sundqvist.

It worked.

Sundqvist set up Schenn for an eventual game-tying goal - his first goal of the series - in the third period and eventually, Jaden Schwartz potted the game-winning goal with 15 seconds remaining to give the Blues a win and a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.

On Saturday, the Blues held an optional morning skate and did not practice with line rushes. After practice, Berube said he wasn't ready to reveal his lineup.

Will Perron remain on the top line? Will Berube switch back to what worked for most of the season's second half? We'll have to wait until game time to find out.

For now, here is the lineup the Blues used to finish Game 5:

PROJECTED LINEUP

Forwards

Perron - O'Reilly - Tarasenko
Schwartz - Schenn - Sundqvist
Maroon - Bozak - Thomas
Fabbri - Barbashev - Steen

Defense

Gunnarsson - Pietrangelo
Bouwmeester - Parayko
Edmundson - Dunn

Goalie

Binnington

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