St. Louis Blues Prepare for Four-Game Homestand Against New Jersey Devils
The St. Louis Blues are gearing up for an exciting four-game homestand, starting on Friday night at 7 p.m., as they prepare to face off against the formidable New Jersey Devils. This highly anticipated matchup will be broadcasted on Bally Sports and 101 ESPN, captivating fans across the nation.
Devils Pose a Formidable Challenge
The Devils have proven to be a force to be reckoned with this season, boasting an impressive 6-2-1 start. Their offensive prowess is particularly noteworthy, as they currently hold the second-best goals-per-game average in the League, scoring an impressive 4.33 goals per game.
Strategic Adjustments by Blues Head Coach Craig Berube
Following a recent game that saw changes to nearly every line and defense pairing, Blues Head Coach Craig Berube is opting for more subtle tweaks in preparation for Friday’s matchup. While the first and second lines will remain unchanged, there will be some shuffling among the forwards on the third and fourth lines.
One notable change will see Alexey Toropchenko moving up to the third line, injecting fresh energy and skill into the mix. Additionally, Sammy Blais will make his presence felt on the fourth line, adding depth and versatility to the Blues’ offensive strategy.
On the defensive end, the Blues will welcome back Robert Bortuzzo to the lineup. Bortuzzo’s return will see him partnering with Marco Scandella, as they aim to fortify the team’s defensive structure and neutralize the Devils’ potent offensive threats. This adjustment will see Tyler Tucker making way for Bortuzzo’s return.
With the stage set for an exhilarating showdown, both teams are eager to showcase their skills and secure a crucial victory. The St. Louis Blues are determined to defend their home ice and overcome the challenge posed by the New Jersey Devils.