Blues Prepare for Matchup with Tampa Bay Lightning
After an impressive 8-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, the St. Louis Blues are gearing up for their upcoming game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The team’s dominant performance included not one, but two hat tricks, with Brayden Schenn and Pavel Buchnevich each netting three goals.
Despite their resounding success, no lineup changes are expected for Tuesday’s highly anticipated matchup. Blues Head Coach Craig Berube, who held an optional practice on Tuesday, expressed confidence in his current roster and plans to maintain the winning formula.
“I think overall, we’re seeing exceptional contributions from all our lines. They understand their roles and execute them flawlessly,” Berube stated. He specifically praised the line consisting of Oskar Sundqvist, Sammy Blais, and Jake Neighbours, referring to them as a formidable identity line. This trio has not only displayed their offensive prowess but has also excelled in defensive duties, particularly Sundqvist on the penalty kill.
“They have truly embodied the identity we want to establish as a team. They bring a relentless forecheck, physicality, and consistently play to their strengths,” Berube added, clearly impressed with their performance.
From a checking standpoint to a production standpoint, Berube expressed his satisfaction with the team’s overall effort. The Blues have been firing on all cylinders, and their hard work has paid off in both ends of the ice.
Based on Monday’s team practice at Centene Community Ice Center, here is the projected lineup for the Blues:
- – Oskar Sundqvist
- – Sammy Blais
- – Jake Neighbours
The Blues are eager to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning and continue their winning streak. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will be broadcasted on Bally Sports, with coverage also available on 101 ESPN.