BLUES (4-0-0) at PANTHERS (1-1-0)
7:30 p.m. ET; FS-F, FS-MW, NHL.TV
The St. Louis Blues are looking to start a season 5-0-0 for the first time when they play the third game of a four-game road trip against the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center on Thursday.
The Blues, whose only previous 4-0-0 start was in 2013-14, are looking for their fourth road win of the season.
The Panthers are playing their first game in five days after starting the season with a home-and-home set against the Tampa Bay Lightning. They have eight goals from eight players this season.
Players to watch
Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz has seven points during a four-game point streak (two goals, five assists), including three multipoint games.
Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo can tie Curtis Joseph for fourth on the all-time NHL wins list. Luongo leads active goalies in wins (473), games played (967) and shutouts (73).
They said it
"I'm excited about the opportunity and hopefully proud after the game. It's something we talked about obviously. This is going to be a hard game. ... Getting that fifth one is going to be tough, but it's something we all want." -- Blues coach Mike Yeo on the possibility of a 5-0-0 start
"We've watched St. Louis a lot in the last three days. They're a real structured team. I said to the guys, 'You've got to take what they give. You've got to be prepared to put pucks in places, put pucks behind them, support off checks,' those kinds of things. It'll be sort of a territorial kind of game tonight." -- Panthers coach Bob Boughner
Blues projected lineup
Vladimir Sobotka -- Paul Stastny -- Vladimir Tarasenko
Jaden Schwartz -- Brayden Schenn -- Ivan Barbashev
Magnus Paajarvi -- Oskar Sundqvist -- Dmitrij Jaskin
Scottie Upshall -- Kyle Brodziak -- Chris Thorburn
Joel Edmundson -- Alex Pietrangelo
Carl Gunnarsson -- Colton Parayko
Vince Dunn -- Robert Bortuzzo
Scratched: Nate Prosser, Tage Thompson, Wade Megan
Injured: Alexander Steen (hand), Jay Bouwmeester (ankle), Zach Sanford (shoulder), Robby Fabbri (knee), Patrik Berglund (shoulder)
Panthers projected lineup
Jonathan Huberdeau -- Aleksander Barkov -- Evgenii Dadonov
Jamie McGinn -- Vincent Trocheck -- Radim Vrbata
Connor Brickley -- Jared McCann -- Nick Bjugstad
Micheal Haley -- Derek MacKenzie -- Colton Sceviour
Keith Yandle -- Aaron Ekblad
Mike Matheson -- Mark Pysyk
Ian McCoshen -- Alex Petrovic
Scratched: Denis Malgin, Owen Tippett, MacKenzie Weegar
Jaskin, who was scratched from a 3-1 win against the New York Rangers on Tuesday after being late to a team meeting, will replace Thompson, the No. 26 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. ... The Panthers held an optional morning skate and will not make any lineup changes. … Tippett, the No. 10 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, will be a healthy scratch for the third straight game.
Along with Schwartz, Pietrangelo (two goals, four assists) and Stastny (one goal, four assists) each has a four-game point streak. ... Vrbata has 30 points (13 goals, 17 assists) in 43 games against St. Louis.