ST. LOUIS The St. Louis Blues will have a decidedly new look when the puck drops on the teams season opener as it hosts the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.The Blues are going with a youth movement as prospects Robert Thomas New York Islanders Hats Authentic , Jordan Kyrou and Sammy Blais all made the roster. Blais is the old man of the group at age 22. Thomas, regarded as one of the Blues top prospects, is 19 and Kyrou is 20.What they lack for in experience, St. Louis hopes they make up for in skill.Article continues below ...Blais, who played in 11 games last season, scored a team-high four preseason goals.Its a great feeling, Blais told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. This year I just wanted to stay here all year and keep working hard and do what I did during the preseason.Thomas had a goal and three assists in the preseason.Its obviously tough when coming in, with the environment and everything, and some pressure on you Custom New York Islanders Jerseys , Thomas told the Post-Dispatch. Whenever youre trying to make a team, you always focus on stuff, (but) sometimes its just better to relax and have fun each day.Kyrou scored a goal and an assist in the preseason opener in Dallas on Sept. 18. He added two more assists to cement a roster spot.I just feel a lot more comfortable out there (this year), Kyrou told the Post-Dispatch. My speed is a big factor, so I really feel like I can skate out there, create a lot of opportunities.The trio joins veterans Pat Maroon, Ryan OReilly and David Perron as newcomers. All six players start the season as part of the Blues top 12 forwards.The Blues start the season with no reserve forwards and will carry nine defensemen, two more than usual. The team elected to go with the extra defensemen as Robert Bortuzzo will serve the final game of a three-game suspension against the Jets and Joel Edmundson is dealing with a groin injury.The Blues and Jets split their four games last season, with each team winning one and losing one on home ice.After a 114-point season and a second-place finish in the rugged Central Division www.officialhockeyrangersshop.com , the Jets are dealing with high expectations. ESPN ranked the Jets No. 1 in its preseason power rankings and nine of Sportsnets NHL Insiders predicted that the team will win the Stanley Cup this season.Jets coach Paul Maurice said the team isnt interested in what others are saying.They all have a really good understanding of the value of a prediction, Maurice told NHL.com. We dont want to downplay it. Go through the list and find one that was picked first, won the Presidents (Trophy) and won the Cup. Right, theres a bunch of good teams at the top and theres a bunch of really good teams that miss the playoffs. It happens every year. And you dont want to be that team, right? You want to be that team over the course of the year that gets stronger and gets better.We believe we have enough talent now to be a good team but an understanding that maybe thats a smaller fraction of the whole pie that goes into having a year like last year. When the Anaheim Ducks face the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday at Honda Center, it might seem like nothing has changed since the last time they met five weeks ago.The Ducks (19-15-6) are trying to work their way out of a five-game losing streak, while the Lightning continue to wear out opposing nets and stack up victories with their high-scoring offense.The Lightning (30-7-2) have won 13 of their past 14 games (13-0-1). The last time they didnt earn at least a point was a 3-1 loss against the visiting Ducks on Nov. 27. That was also the last time Tampa Bay has been held to fewer than three goals.Article continues below ...The Lightning had combined for 16 goals during a three-game winning streak when Anaheim arrived earlier this season. The Ducks were two days removed from a 5-2 loss at the Nashville Predators, dropping them to 5-9-4 over a five-week stretch with two goals or fewer in 13 of those games.But the Ducks scored two goals within the same minute early in the third period and held on for the much-needed win behind 34 saves from backup goalie Ryan Miller.The win was the start of a 9-1-0 surge, but the run seemed to hit a wall when the New York Rangers scored twice in the final 40 seconds of regulation in a 3-1 victory Dec. 18. The Ducks havent won since.After combining for four goals in the first four games of the current losing streak New York Rangers T-Shirts Authentic , Anaheim was looking good as it built a 4-2 lead with just under eight minutes remaining in the second period against the visiting Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night, but the Coyotes erased a two-goal deficit for the third time and won 5-4 in overtime.Ducks coach Randy Carlyle remains confident the Ducks have the personnel and style of play to be successful against any type of opponent.We feel if we stick with it and stick with our template, if we can continue to play that strong forecheck and cycle down low, well get our opportunities to score, he said after the loss to the Coyotes. Right now, with our lineup and the way were made up, we have to develop that blue-collar and stay-at-home type of defending through the middle of the ice much better than we did tonight.The Ducks breathed a sigh of relief when goalie John Gibson was able to play against the Coyotes after leaving a 4-2 loss at the San Jose Sharks on Thursday with an upper-body injury. Miller is already out another four weeks after sustaining a knee injury earlier this month. He and Gibson have combined to give Anaheim the top save percentage in the NHL at .916.That number took a hit when Gibson gave up five goals on 30 shots against Arizona, which came in as the third-lowest scoring team in the NHL at 2.49 goals a game.Tampa Bay has shown it can give up a high volume of goals as well. Its last two opponents have scored five goals apiece, and five of the past six have scored at least three.Weve got to grow a little more here in that regard and not expect the track-meet game New York Rangers Hoodies Authentic , although we can play it, but its not the ideal formula as we move forward, Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said after a 6-5 victory against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.The Lightnings Nikita Kucherov leads the NHL with 63 points, including six goals and 15 assists during a 10-game point streak.