Why mess with what’s been working?
Listen, there’s no reason to change what has worked for the last two games – the Blues have outscored the Wild 10-4 across those games; the defense, while not entirely functional, is better than it was a few games ago. Jordan Binnington has been absolutely on fire the last two games as well – the net is his until it isn’t.
The Blues know that the stakes are high tonight. Win and it’s round two. Lose and it’s back to Minnesota for game seven. They’re not taking any chances.
Schenn – O’Reilly – Perron
Saad – Thomas – Kyrou
Buchnevich – Barbashev – Tarasenko
Toropchenko – Bozak
Leddy – Parayko
Rosen – Faulk
Mikkola – Bortuzzo