“The effort was there,” Smith said. “Right now, the puck isn’t going in for us. Going forward, we’re going to have to score some goals.”
Ottawa D Artem Zub sat out after sustaining a lower-body injury Saturday. … St. Louis RW Vladimir Tarasenko is expected back some time this week. He participated in the pregame skate Monday. Tarasenko has been out since Dec. 31 with a hand injury.
Senators: Host the Penguins on Wednesday before a rematch in Pittsburgh on Friday.
Blues: Take on Nashville on Thursday in their fifth successive home game.
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