ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues have collected points in nine of their last 10 games (7-1-2) but are winless in their last three (0-1-2), so Blues Head Coach Craig Berube appears to be shaking up his lines for Tuesday's matchup with the Tampa Bay Lightning (7 p.m., FSMW, 101 ESPN).
"(Trying to) generate some five-on-five scoring," Berube said Monday. "It's been down and we've got to generate more. Just trying to move a few guys around and see if we can get something going."
In practice on Monday at Enterprise Center, Berube moved Tyler Bozak from third-line center to first-line right-winger with Jaden Schwartz and Brayden Schenn.
"Trying to see if Bozak can have some chemistry with those guys," Berube said of the change. "I know when I've moved Bozak late in games a lot of times on different lines, and he's been with those guys, they've been good. I haven't put them together for a whole game yet, so I'd like to see if something can happen there."
Other moves had Robert Thomas moving to center on the third line with Zach Sanford and Oskar Sundqvist. Sammy Blais is expected to shift to a line with Ryan O'Reilly and David Perron, and Klim Kostin - who made his NHL debut on Saturday and led the team with four hits - is likely to remain in the lineup alongside Mackenzie MacEachern and Ivan Barbashev.
The Blues opted for rest and did not skate on Tuesday, so the projected lineup for the game is based on Monday's practice and subject to change.
Schwartz - Schenn - Bozak
Blais - O'Reilly - Perron
Sanford - Thomas - Sundqvist
MacEachern - Barbashev - Kostin
Parayko - Pietrangelo
Bouwmeester - Faulk
Dunn - Bortuzzo