Changes since the Playbook was posted this morning:

  • The Blues have been going with a balanced top six season with two of their four power play forwards on each top six line. However, tonight they’ll load up the top line with Jaden Schwartz and Brayden Schenn on the wings of Ryan O’Reilly. The loser here is David Perron.
  • Shea Weber will be in the lineup tonight.
  • Jonathan Bernier will indeed start for Detroit tonight.
  • Juuse Saros will start in net for Nashville. Pekka Rinne was mentioned in the Playbook as an option on FD, but that does not apply to Saros.
  • St. Louis and Winnipeg became heavier favorites throughout the day, so Connor Hellebuyck and Jordan Binnington look even stronger. Hellebuyck was already a great play, but now Binnington is an appealing option on FD.