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Blues vs. Wild game one projected lines

Ivan Barbashev stays on the top line, Lehtera stays away from Tarasenko.

NHL: St. Louis Blues at Minnesota Wild Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Yeo thinks that Ivan Barbashev deserves to be on the Blues’ top line between Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko. Most Blues fans agree - either based on Barbashev’s strong play recently or the alternatives.

Let’s see. Barbashev, Lehtera... Barbashev, Lehtera... tough.

Here’re tonight’s game one lines:

Forwards

Jaden Schwartz - Ivan Barbashev - Vladimir Tarasenko

Magnus Paajarvi - Patrik Berglund - David Perron

Vladimir Sobotka - Jori Lehtera - Alexander Steen

Scottie Upshall - Kyle Brodziak - Ryan Reaves

Defense

Jay Bouwmeester - Alex Pietrangelo

Joel Edmundson - Colton Parayko

Carl Gunnarsson - Jordan Schmaltz

Goalie

Jake Allen

And for the Minnesota Wild:

Forwards

Nino Niederreiter - Eric Staal - Zach Parise

Erik Haula - Mikko Koivu - Mikael Granlund

Jason Zucker - Martin Hanzal - Charlie Coyle

Chris Stewart - Joel Eriksson Ek - Jason Pominville

Defense

Ryan Suter - Jared Spurgeon

Marco Scandella - Matt Dumba

Jonas Brodin - Christian Folin

Goalies

Devan Dubnyk

Darcy Kuemper