The Blues dropped a 5-2 clunker to the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night to wrap up their extended road trip. They hadn’t played a home game since January 15th, a 4-3 overtime loss than snapped their home win streak at 9, but extended their home point streak to 10.
Tuesday night, the Blues picked right up where they left off, racking up six goals in a victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. Brayden Schenn and (much to the confusion - and consternation - of some fans) Zach Sanford each had a two goal night, and even Justin Faulk got in on the fun against his old team, notching an assist.
The Blues are 2-1 against Winnipeg this season, and the last time the Jets were in Enterprise Center on December 29th, the back end of a home and home that the Blues swept 5-4 and 4-1. They were a bit more walking wounded then than they are now, though Oskar Sundqvist’s absence is being felt. The re-tweaked lines for Tuesday will more than likely stay the same for tonight, with Sanford on the top line. Playing with strong linemates has elevated his game; it staying that way will help determine of the Blues’ point streak makes it to 12.
The Jets have a road game sandwiched between a bunch of home games. They lost 2-1 to Nashville in overtime on Tuesday night, wasting a solid performance by Connor Hellebyuck. They’ve lost four overtime games in a row, so someone tell David Perron that, if his OT services are needed tonight, he can probably end this pretty quick.