Chicago Blackhawks at St. Louis Blues
Chicago Blackhawks Preview
The Chicago Blackhawks aim to reverse course on a disastrous stretch when they continue their four-game road trip Tuesday against the St. Louis Blues. The Blackhawks opened their trek with a 2-1 setback in Dallas on Sunday, marking their eighth loss in 10 contests (2-6-2).
Dominik Kubalik boosted his NHL-best goal total among rookies to 26 against the Stars, scoring for the fifth time in eight games. Patrick Kane, who leads the team in goals (27) and assists (50), carries a five-game point streak (two goals, six assists) into the Tuesday contest. The Blackhawks fell 4-0 to the visiting Blues on Dec. and lost 4-3 at St. Louis on Dec. 14.
St. Louis Blues Preview
The St. Louis Blues bid to answer a five-game winless skid (0-3-2) with their fifth straight victory on Tuesday when they host the Chicago Blackhawks. The Blues appear to have regained their Stanley Cup-winning form by outscoring the opposition 13-2 in the past four contests.
Jordan Binnington has turned aside 63 of 64 shots in his past three starts, including 32 of 33 in St. Louis’ 4-1 victory at Minnesota on Sunday. Reigning Selke and Conn Smythe Trophy recipient Ryan O’Reilly has eight of his club-best 43 assists, including one in the Blues’ 4-3 victory over visiting Chicago on Dec. 14. St. Louis stormed back from a three-goal deficit with four unanswered tallies in the third period to win that game.