St. Louis Blues (16-8-2) at New York Islanders (19-7-0)
|Date & Time||Saturday December 6, 2014, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: New York Islanders -130 / St. Louis Blues +118 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The St. Louis Blues and New York Islanders play Saturday at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The St. Louis Blues have lost three of their last five and wrap up a four-game road trip. The Blues are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The St. Louis Blues haven’t scored a power play goal in their last four games and are 14-1 this season when scoring three or more goals. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 16 goals, Kevin Shattenkirk has 17 assists and Jaden Schwartz has 68 shots on goal. Defensively, the Blues are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are 8-9 on pp kills in their last three games. Brian Elliott has allowed 25 goals on 360 shots faced and Martin Brodeur has given up four goals on 24 shots. The St. Louis Blues have split their last eight road games.
The New York Islanders have won eight of their last nine games and are first place in their division. The Islanders are averaging three goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The New York Islanders have one power play goal in their last four games and have won nine straight when scoring three or more goals. Brock Nelson leads New York with 12 goals, Kyle Okposo has 17 assists and John Tavares has 80 shots on goal. Defensively, the Islanders are allowing 2.6 goals per game and haven’t allowed a pp goal in six of their last nine games. Jaroslav Halak has allowed 37 goals on 500 shots faced and Chad Johnson has allowed 29 goals on 228 shots.
The Blues are 44-17 in their last 61 vs. Eastern Conference and 45-21 in their last 66 games playing on 1 days rest. The Islanders are 7-0 in their last 7 home games and 19-7 in their last 26 games following a win. The Blues are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in New York and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Islanders have to cool off eventually, right? The Blues have had great success against the Islanders over the years and getting the plus money here is great value.