St. Louis Blues (40-18-5) at Philadelphia Flyers (27-25-12)
|Date & Time||Thursday March 5, 2015, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers +122 / St. Louis Blues -135 --- Over/Under: 5.5
FSMW, CSN, NHL
The St. Louis Blues and Philadelphia Flyers meet Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The St. Louis Blues look for a win after splitting their last eight 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 nine of their last 10 games when scoring at least three goals. Vladimir Tarasenko leads the Blues with 31 goals, Alexander Steen has 32 assists and David Backes has 150 shots on goal. Defensively, the Blues are allowing 2.5 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Brian Elliott has allowed 68 goals on 864 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up 69 goals on 708 shots.
The Philadelphia Flyers look for a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Flyers are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Philadelphia Flyers have two power play goals in their last four games and have won three straight when scoring at least three goals. Wayne Simmonds leads Philly with 25 goals, Jakub Voracek has 46 assists and Claude Giroux has 230 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flyers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last seven games. Steve Mason has allowed 78 goals on 1,033 shots faced and Rob Zepp has given up 25 goals 223 shots.
The Blues are 9-2 in their last 11 road games and 56-21 in their last 77 vs. Eastern Conference. The Flyers are 1-4 in their last 5 Thursday games and 4-1 in their last 5 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game. The Blues are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Philadelphia and the home team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
Although the Blues have had little success in Philly, they have won nine of their last 11 games on the road. With the Flyers in a funk, you have to back the road team for the decent price.