Saturday, September 25, 2010

(9-25-10) Blues-Stars Gameday Lineup

ST. LOUIS -- After another successful outing against the Minnesota Wild, the Blues hit the road for back-to-back outings this weekend.

The Blues (2-1), square off in Dallas against the Stars today at 7 p.m., then they have a rematch in Denver Sunday against the Avalanche at 8 p.m. after losing to Colorado 3-1 Tuesday in the preseason opener.

The Blues scored three more power play goals Friday (Brett Sonne, Alex Steen and David Perron) after netting three with the man advantage in Wednesday's 5-1 win at Minnesota.

Perron and Steen each scored two goals in the game and Ty Conklin backstopped all 21 shots he saw in his first preseason action. Defensemen Ian Cole (26:08 time on ice) and Roman Polak (24:35 TOI) led the way in front of Conklin. They combined to collect three assists and were plus-2.

The Blues will take a mixture of players off both Blue and the Gold rosters to take on the Stars (1-1).

The tentative line combinations include:

T.J. Oshie-Patrik Berglund-Matt D'Agostini

David Spina-Andy McDonald-Graham Mink

Stefan Della Rovere-Philip McRae-Tyler Shattock

Brad Winchester-Dave Scatchard-Cam Janssen

Extra forwards are Chris DeSousa and Anthony Peluso.

The Blues are taking six defensemen, and they include:

Barret Jackman-Alex Pietrangelo

Brett Ponich-Erik Johnson

Nikita Nikitin-Brennan Evans

Jaroslav Halak is expected to get his second start in goal after allowing three goals in 18 shots in his Blues debut against Colorado. Jake Allen would be the backup.

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