ST. LOUIS - After Thursday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Detroit Red Wings, Blues Head Coach Ken Hitchcock told the media he would be reconsidering his line combinations.
Turns out, he's true to his word.
"I just threw them in the mixer yesterday, and they jumped out at me," Hitchcock joked after Saturday's morning skate. "It gives me some flexibility based on each opponent. Rather than changing out wingers, I can change out centers if I want to see how it matches up during the competition. I just feel right now, we need to take a short-term approach and see what works."
Here is tonight's projected lineup:
David Perron - Paul Stastny - Alexander Steen
Jori Lehtera - Jaden Schwartz - Vladimir Tarasenko
Robby Fabbri - Patrik Berglund - Nail Yakupov
Dmitrij Jaskin - Kyle Brodziak - Ryan Reaves
Jay Bouwmeester - Alex Pietrangelo
Carl Gunnarsson - Kevin Shattenkirk
Joel Edmundson - Colton Parayko