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Blues at Avalanche Game Two projected lines

After a weak showing on Tuesday night, will Craig Berube be mixing things up tonight?

NHL: MAY 17 Playoffs Round 2 Game 1 - Blues at Avalanche Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Blues went with what worked in round one on Tuesday night, and it did not pass muster. That’s fine - the Avs are a different team, and this is a different series.

Coach Craig Berube only has so much to work with on defense, but he’s tweaked a few things going into tonight’s game. Will it be enough? Splitting up the team’s best regular season line of Pavel Buchnevich, Robert Thomas, and Vladimir Tarasenko certainly is a move that should get the attention of the team. They’ve stagnated during the postseason, and if a team’s looking to outscore the Avalanche, you don’t need a stagnant team. Pairing Thomas with Jordan Kyrou should be the exact opposite of stagnation.

Here’re tonight’s lines, from


Buchnevich - O’Reilly - Perron

Saad - Thomas - Kyrou

Barbashev - Schenn - Tarasenko

Toropchenko - Bozak


Leddy - Parayko

Rosen - Faulk

Mikkola - Bortuzzo