Boston Bruins (28-20-9) at St. Louis Blues (37-16-4)
|Date & Time||Friday February 20, 2015, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: St. Louis Blues / Boston Bruins --- Over/Under:
The Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues square off Friday night at the Scottrade Center.
The Boston Bruins have lost five straight games and continue their road trip. The Bruins are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Boston Bruins have one power play goal in their last five games and have lost their last three games when scoring at least three goals overall. Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand have combined for 32 goals, Loui Eriksson has 19 assists and Milan Lucic has 99 shots on goal. Defensively, the Bruins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in seven of their last 10 games. Tuukka Rask has allowed 111 goals on 1,384 shots faced and Niklas Svedberg has given up 26 goals on 306 shots.
The St. Louis Blues look for consistency after splitting their last six games. The Blues are averaging three goals per game and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The St. Louis Blues have one power play goal in their last five games and have won 12 straight when scoring at least three goals overall. Vladimir Tarasenko leads the Blues with 29 goals, Alexander Steen has 29 assists and Jaden Schwartz has 123 shots on goal. Defensively, the Blues are allowing 2.4 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Brian Elliott has allowed 61 goals on 776 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up 59 goals on 633 shots.
The Bruins are 47-23 in their last 70 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 in their last 4 road games. The Blues are 59-23 in their last 82 home games and 2-8 in their last 10 Friday games. The Bruins are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in St. Louis and 5-15-1 in the last 21 meetings overall.
The Boston Bruins have to win a game eventually, right? Boston is too talented of a team to continue to lose game after game, and the Blues haven't been the most consistent team as of late. I'll take a shot with the road team in this spot.