BLUES (12-3-4) at BLUE JACKETS (6-8-4)
7 p.m. ET; FS-O, FS-MW, NHL.TV
The St. Louis Blues seek to extend their point streak to nine games when they play the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on Friday.
St. Louis lost 3-2 to the Arizona Coyotes in a shootout on Tuesday to end a seven-game winning streak. Goalie Jake Allen is expected to start for the Blues, who are tied for the NHL lead with eight wins in one-goal games, including six during the winning streak.
Goalie Joonas Korpisalo will start for Columbus, which is winless in its past two games and has one win in its past eight games (1-5-2). The Blue Jackets have been outscored 9-2 in their past three home games (0-3-0).
Players to watch
Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo has seven points (one goal, six assists) in a four-game point streak and 11 points (two goals, nine assists) in his past eight games. He needs one goal for 100 in the NHL.
Blue Jackets rookie forward Emil Bemstrom has three points (two goals, one assist) in a three-game point streak.
They said it
"We can make it easier on our goaltenders and each other by finding ways to close these games out because we've let teams hang around." -- Blues forward Ryan O'Reilly on their 5-2 overtime record
"We've been playing some pretty good minutes lately. We've got to stick to our systems and the way we play. If we start changing stuff that's when sometimes you get in trouble." -- Blue Jackets defenseman David Savard
Blues projected lineup
Jaden Schwartz -- Brayden Schenn -- Robert Thomas
Zach Sanford -- Ryan O'Reilly -- David Perron
Jacob de la Rose -- Tyler Bozak -- Sammy Blais
Mackenzie MacEachern -- Ivan Barbashev -- Oskar Sundqvist
Carl Gunnarsson -- Alex Pietrangelo
Jay Bouwmeester -- Colton Parayko
Vince Dunn -- Justin Faulk
Scratched: Robert Bortuzzo, Klim Kostin
Injured: Vladimir Tarasenko (shoulder), Alexander Steen (ankle)
Blue Jackets projected lineup
Gustav Nyquist -- Pierre-Luc Dubois -- Oliver Bjorkstrand
Alexandre Texier -- Alexander Wennberg -- Cam Atkinson
Sonny Milano -- Boone Jenner -- Josh Anderson
Eric Robinson -- Riley Nash -- Emil Bemstrom
Zach Werenski -- Seth Jones
Vladislav Gavrikov -- David Savard
Scott Harrington -- Dean Kukan
Scratched: Markus Hannikainen
Injured: Brandon Dubinsky (wrist), Markus Nutivaara (upper body), Kole Sherwood (oblique), Ryan Murray (lower body)
Suspended: Nick Foligno
Kostin, the No. 31 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, was recalled from San Antonio of the American Hockey League on Wednesday and Blues coach Craig Berube said he could make his NHL debut against the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday. … Harrington replaces Murray, who was injured against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday. … Foligno will serve the second of a three-game suspension for elbowing Colorado Avalanche forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare on Saturday.
O'Reilly has 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in his past eight games. … Perron has 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in his past eight games. He leads the NHL with three overtime goals. … Jenner is two assists from 100 in the NHL. … Werenski has a goal in two straight games.