The Blues travel to Nashville for a Central Division showdown with the Predators. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:08 p.m. EST.
St. Louis won its first three games of the season before dropping its last two. The Blues have only had nine different goal scorers in its first five games. Justin Faulk leads the team with three goals while only two other players have more than one. Vladimir Tarasenko and Brayden Schenn are tied for the St. Louis lead in points with six each. Jordan Binnington has been solid in net in his first four starts this season. The 29-year-old is 3-1-0 with a 1.74 goals against average and .936 save percentage. Tyler Pitlick is set to make his season debut tonight.
Nashville won its first two games in Czechia against the Sharks before returning to North America and losing five straight. Nashville is another team with a lack of depth scoring as they have also only had nine different scorers. Nino Niederreiter leads the Predators in goals thus far with four. Mikael Grandlund slots in atop the scoring list for Nashville with six points. Juuse Saros and Kevin Lankinen have been average to start the year as each have a goals against average slightly over three.
The Blues dominated the season series last year winning three of four games and capturing seven of eight possible points. St. Louis won both matchups in Nashville last season, too. The projected starting goaltenders for the teams are Binnington for St. Louis and Saros for Nashville.