Since dropping a 5-2 decision to the Atlanta Thrashers on
November 11, the Lightning have gone 8-1-1 and are a season-high
five games over .500.
Tampa Bay rallied for a 3-2 shootout triumph over the Chicago
Blackhawks on Friday to improve to 3-1 on their six-game
John Grahame stopped 34 shots and Brad Richards scored the
pivotal shootout goal for the defending Stanley Cup champions,
who killed off a key penalty which bridged the third period and
overtime to force the shootout.
The Blues have dropped 15 of their last 18 games and hope to
rebound from a 6-3 loss to the New York Islanders on Tuesday.
Keith Tkachuk recorded a goal and two assists for St. Louis,
which enters Thursday's contest with an NHL-low 13 points.