St. Louis plays Toronto, aims for 4th straight win

Toronto Maple Leafs (23-9-3, third in the Atlantic) vs St. Louis Blues (22-10-5, third in the middle)

Saint Louis; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

Bottom Line: St. Louis will look to maintain their winning streak in three games when the Blues face Toronto.

The blues 15-3-2 at home. St. Louis ranked third in the Western Conference scoring 9.5 points per game, averaging 3.4 goals and 6.1 assists.

Maple Leafs 9-5-2 on the road. Toronto ranks ninth in the National Hockey League with an average of 3.3 goals per game, led by Auston Matthews with 24 goals.

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Saturday’s match is the first meeting of the two teams of the season.

Best Players: Jordan Cairo leads the Blues with 14 goals, 23 assists and a total of 37 points. Pavel Bukhnevich has 12 points in his last 10 games with St. Louis.

Morgan Riley leads the Maple Leafs with 25 assists and has 29 points. William Nylander has seven assists in Toronto’s last 10 games.

Last 10 games: The Blues: 7-2-1, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.6 assists, three penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while conceding 2.3 goals per game by 0.929.

Maple Leafs: 6-3-1, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.8 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while conceding 3.1 goals per game, applause ratio of 0.904.

Injuries: Blues: Brayden Sheen: Exit (health protocols), Scott Peronovich: Exit (health and safety protocols), Colton Paraiko: Exit (health protocols).

Maple Leafs: Mitch Marner: Out (health and safety protocols), Pierre Engvall: outside (health and safety protocols).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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