The St. Louis Blues return home following a four-game road excursion. It was a so-so effort for the Blues, as they won the first-half of the excursion with wins over Senators and the Maple Leafs. However, things turned sour with reductions at Montreal and Long Island. The Blues got a bit too comfortable rather than playing with their regular game on the street.
A 6-3 loss to the Canadiens is not their match. Although Jordan Binnington had a game with 5 goals allowed, the Blues let 37 shots. You wouldnt have understood it in Montreal, although hes a much better goaltender than that.
They looked more like themselves from Islanders in a 3-2 defeat. It was a much better effort and appeared more like a Blues match. After failing to acquire a dip their way But they have been on the losing side. The Blues will be pleased to return home where theyll be for another four games. St. Louis will probably be home five of the next seven matches in October. Following their date with the Canucks on Thursday, theyll do it all over again vs the Canadiens on Saturday night.
Their opponents this evening, the Vancouver Canucks, are all on the insides of an impressive three-game homestand against the Kings. Yeah, I know, that is not the talented trio of teams, therefore the Canucks will find a bigger measuring pole tonight. Not one of those teams are predicted to be in the playoffs. The Blues are in their own barn and are the defending champs.
The Blues lived the Canucks 3-2, in a shootout, in their latest struggle in April. St. Louis have been the aggressors with 36 shots to 25, but wanted extra time and then a shootout to get it done. Thatcher Demko was between the pipes afterward and is predicted to be in the office tonight. Head below for our free Canucks vs. Blues pick.
The Canucks can not expect to find exactly the exact same Blues team which the Canadiens and also Islanders played. St. Louis are capable of a whole good deal more than we observed from them in those two outings. During prolonged trips on the street, it can be tricky to stay concentrated and the effort isnt quite there. I believe that the Blues didnt accept the Canadiens or Islanders and dropped asleep. So it was not a loss about them in any circumstance, the Blues picked up 5 points in four games. We are just not used to seeing 6-3 games are lost by that the Blues.
While Vancouver were sharp in the home, their attempt on the street proved to be a separate story. The Canucks started the season in their first two outings on the road. They got blanked at Calgary with a score of 3-0 and lost a 3-2 decision. Red Wings isnt likely to impress many people, although their song changed back in Vancouver, however beating the Kings, Flyers. Beat on the road tonight along with the Canucks may garner any attention. The Canucks could squeak into the playoffs, if things go according to plan.
The Blues would be the reverse of those Canucks, since they began before going to a four-game road excursion. They had been downed in overtime but snapped back in their next excursion for a 3-2 victory over the Stars. Following two below average performances in the road, search for the Blues to fire with a far better effort in St. Louis.
Though the Canucks took care of business the Canucks are still an awful 1-10 dating back to last year against teams with a winning record. Also note that they are 4-18 within their previous 22 games as an underdog. St. Louis are better in the head-to-head comparison, with a list of 9-3 in their last 12 meetings. Look at a bet on the Blues to win in law on the 60 minutes line.
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