St. Louis Blues (43-20-10) vs. Buffalo Sabres (27-37-11)
April 14, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Buffalo Sabres +196 / St. Louis Blues -250; Over/Under: -6.5
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The St. Louis Blues and the Buffalo Sabres meet in NHL action from the KeyBank Center on Thursday night.
The St. Louis Blues will look to build on their current six-game win streak after a 4-2 win over Boston last time out. Vladimir Tarasenko has 67 points with 28 goals and 39 assists while Jordan Kyrou also has 65 points with 23 goals and 42 assists. Pavel Buchnevich has 62 points with 25 goals and 37 assists and Ivan Barbashev has 53 points, logging 23 goals. Robert Thomas also has 66 points with 48 assists and David Perron has 52 points with 24 goals and 28 assists as well this season. Jordan Binnington has made 32 appearances in goal, going 14-13-4 with a 3.18 GAA and a .901 save percentage while Ville Husso is 23-6-5 with a 2.37 GAA and a .925 save percentage this season.
The Buffalo Sabres will look to build on their 5-2 win over Toronto last time out. Tage Thompson leads the Sabres in scoring with 59 points including 33 goals while Rasmus Dahlin also has 46 points with a team-high 36 assists and Jeff Skinner has 55 points with 31 goals. Kyle Okposo also has 42 points with 19 goals and 23 apples this season. Craig Anderson has an 15-11-2 record with a 3.09 GAA and a .900 save percentage between the pipes for Buffalo this season.
St. Louis is 6-0 in their last 6 games overall and 5-0 in their last 5 games following a win while the over is 6-0-1 in their last 7 road games. Buffalo is 4-1 in their last 5 games against the Western Conference and 1-4 in their last 5 games after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win.
I get the case to be made either way here as the Sabres have put up a good fight against some solid opposition as of late while the Blues are just the far hotter team at the right point in the season. With that said, I’m expecting a similar game to what we saw in the first meeting between these two this season that produced 8 goals. St. Louis has scored four or more in nine straight and like I said, the Sabres have been able to hang as of late. Give me the over.