Saturday, April 5, 2014

(4-5-14) Avalanche-Blues Gameday Lineup

ST. LOUIS -- The Blues (52-17-7) and Colorado Avalanche (49-21-6) will drop the puck in a matinee affair today at 1 p.m. in a key Central Division matchup that has implications for both teams.

The Blues' projected lineup:

Chris Porter-David Backes-T.J. Oshie

Brenden Morrow-Vladimir Sobotka-Jaden Schwartz

Steve Ott-Patrik Berglund-Magnus Paajarvi

Dmitrij Jaskin-Maxim Lapierre-Ryan Reaves

Jay Bouwmeester-Alex Pietrangelo

Barret Jackman-Roman Polak

Jordan Leopold-Kevin Shattenkirk

Ryan Miller will start in goal; Brian Elliott is the backup.

Healthy scratches include Derek RoyIan Cole and Carlo Colaiacovo. Alexander Steen (upper body) and Vladimir Tarasenko (thumb) are out.

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The Avs' projected lineup:

Gabriel Landeskog-Paul Stastny-Nathan MacKinnon

Ryan O'Reilly-John Mitchell-Jamie McGinn

Marc-Andre Cliche-Maxime Talbot-Patrick Bordeleau

Ryan Wilson-Paul Carey-Brad Malone

Jan Hejda-Erik Johnson

Andre Benoit-Cory Sarich

Nick Holden-Tyson Barrie

Semyon Varlamov is expected to get the start in goal; Jean-Sebastien Giguere is expected to be the backup.

Healthy scratches include Reto Berra and Nate Guenin. Matt Duchene (knee), PA Parenteau (knee), Alex Tanguay (hip) and Cody McLeod (ankle) are out.

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