St. Louis Blues vs. Detroit Red Wings - 4/13/14
Detroit Red Wings (38-28-15) at St. Louis Blues (52-22-7)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm (Scottrade Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues / Detroit Red Wings --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues will meet Sunday for their final game before the playoffs begin. The Blues won the earlier meeting, 4-1 back in January.
The Red Wings have lost three of their last four games and seven of their last 10 road games. The Red Wings have received a consistent dose of offensive production, scoring three or more goals in eight of their last nine games. Riley Sheahan has scored a goal in back-to-back contests. The problem has been the goaltending at times, particularly Jonas Gustavsson, who has allowed three or more goals in three of his last four starts. The Detroit Red Wings are 20-15-1-4 on the road this season.
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The Blues could also use a momentum boost entering the playoffs, as they’ve lost five straight games. During this stretch, the Blues offense has been nonexistent with two or less goals being scored in eight straight games. To be fair, goalie Ryan Miller has been in a funk as well, as he’s allowed three or more goals in five of his last six starts. Brian Elliot has been the better goalie as of late, allowing two or less goals in six of his last seven games. The St. Louis Blues are 28-8-3-1 at home this season.
The Red Wings are 5-11 in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record. The Blues are 48-21 in their last 69 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-5 in their last 5 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. The Red Wings are 21-10-1 in the last 32 meetings in St. Louis, while the road team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Both teams are in a funk entiering the playoffs. Why not take a shot with Detroit and the plus money?