COYOTES (2-13-2) at BLUES (12-3-1)
8 p.m. ET; FS-MW, FS-A, NHL.TV
The St. Louis Blues will try for a franchise-record 13th win in their first 17 games when they face the Arizona Coyotes at Scottrade Center on Thursday.
The Blues are 8-1-1 in their past 10 games. With a win, they'll also tie a franchise mark set in 2013-14 for most points after the first 17 games of a season (27). St. Louis is getting production from their second line of Jaden Schwartz, Brayden Schenn and Vladimir Tarasenko, who have combined for 16 points (four goals, 12 assists) in the past two games.
The Coyotes, who have yet to win in regulation this season, are 2-3-1 in their past six games after starting the season 0-10-1.
Players to watch
Coyotes rookie forward Clayton Keller has 13 points (eight goals, five assists) in his past 11 games, and points in 12 of 17 games this season.
Schenn, who will face older brother Luke for the sixth time (5-0-0), has seven points (one goal, six assists) in his past two games.
They said it
"This past week has been such a whirlwind, but this is a game I've had marked on the calendar since I signed with the Coyotes." -- Coyotes defenseman Dakota Mermis, a native of nearby Alton, Illinois, who grew up a Blues fan
"If we think that they're not going to come in here and play hard, and play with speed and play with skill and do everything they can to try and win this game, it would be a huge mistake." -- Blues coach Mike Yeo on Arizona
Coyotes projected lineup
Clayton Keller -- Derek Stepan -- Brendan Perlini
Max Domi -- Christian Dvorak -- Christian Fischer
Jordan Martinook -- Brad Richardson -- Nick Cousins
Zac Rinaldo -- Tobias Rieder -- Anthony Duclair
Oliver Ekman-Larsson -- Jason Demers
Alex Goligoski -- Dakota Mermis
Kevin Connauton -- Luke Schenn
Scratched: Mario Kempe, Michael Sislo, Joel Hanley
Injured: Jakob Chychrun (knee), Niklas Hjalmarsson (lower body)
Blues projected lineup
Vladimir Sobotka -- Paul Stastny -- Alexander Steen
Jaden Schwartz -- Brayden Schenn -- Vladimir Tarasenko
Dmitrij Jaskin -- Oskar Sundqvist -- Magnus Paajarvi
Scottie Upshall -- Kyle Brodziak -- Chris Thorburn
Carl Gunnarsson -- Alex Pietrangelo
Joel Edmundson -- Colton Parayko
Vince Dunn -- Robert Bortuzzo
Scratched: Nate Prosser, Beau Bennett
Injured: Jay Bouwmeester (ankle), Patrik Berglund (shoulder), Zach Sanford (shoulder)
Duclair will return after being a healthy scratch the past three games. ... Hutton will get his first start at home since March 11.
The Blues have won 11 straight games against the Coyotes. ... Schwartz has six points (two goals, four assists) in his past four games and 14 points (seven goals, seven assists) in his past 11. … Tarasenko has five points (two goals, three assists) in his past two games and 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in his past seven.