TAMPA BAY - Blues Head Coach Craig Berube made some tweaks to his line combinations on Monday night in Nashville and it appears he will keep those tweaks on Wednesday night as the Blues prepare to meet the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena (6 p.m. CT, FSMW, 101 ESPN).
One change included shifting Robert Thomas back to the top line with Jaden Schwartz and Brayden Schenn, which paid off with a goal in the third period Monday in Nashville to help the team secure a point in the eventual shootout loss.
"I really liked when I put them back together, and it's not that I didn't like them before," Berube said of the Schwartz-Schenn-Thomas line. "They looked really good (before) but they didn't get any results. They got a good result last game and I'm hoping they can build off that. That line was really good in the third period (in Nashville)."
Other tweaks include returning Zach Sanford to a line with Ryan O'Reilly and David Perron, and shifting Tyler Bozak to center a line with Ivan Barbashev and Oskar Sundqvist.
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"(Bozak's line) should be a good line, a good checking line," Berube said. "We're going to need that tonight, so that was kind of my thought process there."
Jordan Binnington is expected to start in goal.
Schwartz - Schenn - Thomas
Sanford - O'Reilly - Perron
Barbashev - Bozak - Sundqvist
MacEachern - de la Rose - Brouwer
Gunnarsson - Pietrangelo
Bouwmeester - Parayko
Dunn - Faulk