A preview of the Blues.
When and where: 8 p.m. EST. Scottrade Center.
TV: Root Sports, Fox Sports Midwest.
Record: 10-2-2, 22 points. The Blues are in third place in the Central Division.
Leading Scorer: Alexander Steen, 20 points (14 goals, six assists).
Last Game: 3-2 home win against the Flames, Thursday. Brian Elliott made 18 saves for the Blues.
Last Game against the Penguins: 3-2 home shootout loss, Jan. 24, 2012. Patrik Berglund scored two regulation goals for the Blues.
Blues Player We Would Bet Money On Scoring: We'll take the easy way out on this one and go with Steen who is scoring on just about everyone. He has failed to record a point in only one game this season.
Ex-Penguins on the Blues: Ty Conklin, goalie development coach; Jordan Leopold, D; Brenden Morrow, LW.
Ex-Blues on the Penguins: Matt D'Agostini, RW; Bill Guerin, player development coach; Jacques Martin, assistant coach; Todd Reirden, assistant coach.
Useless Blues Trivia Vaguely Related to the Penguins: Leopold (638) is one of three active NHL players born in Minnesota who have played in at least 600 regular season games. The others are Predators center Matt Cullen (1,089) and Penguins defenseman Paul Martin (600).
Best Blues Video We Could Find: Former Blues defenseman Al MacInnis putting a hole in the boards with a slap shot during pregame warm-ups in the 2000-01 season:
Probable goaltenders: Marc-Andre Fleury (10-3-0, 2.07 GAA, .920 SV%) for the Penguins. Jaroslav Halak (8-2-1, 2.30 GAA, .911 SV%) for the Blues.
Injuries: For the Penguins, right wingers Beau Bennett ("lower body"), Chuck Kobasew ("lower body") left winger James Neal ("upper body"), defenseman Rob Scuderi (broken ankle) and goaltender Tomas Vokoun (blood clots) are on injured reserve. For the Blues, defenseman Jordan Leopold (hand) is out. Left wingers Brenden Morrow ("upper-body") and Magnus Paajarvi ("upper body") are on injured reserve.
Update: Bennett ("lower body") and Neal ("upper body") were officially removed from injured reserve this afternoon.
Potential lines and defensive pairings: The Penguins primary lines and defensive pairings at today's morning skate were:
14 Chris Kunitz - 87 Sidney Crosby - 9 Pascal Dupuis
36 Jussi Jokinen - 71 Evgeni Malkin - 19 Beau Bennett
15 Tanner Glass - 16 Brandon Sutter - 22 Matt D'Agostini
59 Jayson Megna - 46 Joe Vitale - 27 Craig Adams
2 Matt Niskanen - 58 Kris Letang
44 Brooks Orpik - 5 Deryk Engelland
3 Olli Maata - 41 Robert Bortuzzo
The Blues primary lines and defensive pairings at today's morning skate were:
20 Alexander Steen - 42 David Backes - 74 T.J. Oshie
12 Derek Roy - 17 Vladimir Sobotka - 25 Chris Stewart
9 Jaden Schwartz- 21 Patrik Berglund - 91 Vladimir Tarasenko
32 Chris Porter- 40 Maxim Lapierre - 75 Ryan Reaves
19 Jay Bouwmeester - 27 Alex Pietrangelo
5 Barret Jackman - 22 Kevin Shattenkirk
28 Ian Cole - 46 Roman Polak
-The last time the Penguins played the Blues this happened:
-Sobotka has 98 career points.
-Backes has 693 penalty minutes.
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(Photo: Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)