Blues at Wild - 4/20/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Blues (52-25-7) at Minnesota Wild (47-29-8)
NHL Hockey: Monday, April 20, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Minnesota Wild -135 / St. Louis Blues +115 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Blues and Minnesota Wild meet Monday night in their playoff series with it tied at one game.
The St. Louis Blues look to regain home ice after winning game two of the series. The Blues have scored six goals in the series and one of them has been a power play goal. The St. Louis Blues have won five straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with three goals, Kevin Shattenkirk has four assists and Alexander Steen has three shots on goal. Defensively, the Blues have allowed two power play goals and have lost four of their last five when allowing at least three goals. Jake Allen has allowed three goals on 52 shots faced.
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The Minnesota Wild can take control of this series with a victory here. The Wild have scored five goals and two of them have been a power play goal. The Minnesota Wild have won 19 straight games when scoring at least three goals. Jason Zucker leads Minnesota with one goal, Zach Parise has two assists and Jason Pominville has eight shots on goal. Defensively, the Wild are allowed six goals and have lost four straight when allowing at least three goals. Devan Dubnyk has allowed five goals on 47 shots faced.
The Blues are 15-6 in their last 21 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 Conference Quarterfinals games. The Wild are 5-2 in their last 7 Conference Quarterfinals games and 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Blues are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Minnesota and 12-4 in the last 16 meetings overall.
The Blues have had great success against the Wild over the years, especially when playing in Minnesota. I look for St. Louis to steal home ice back with a road victory on Monday.