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Las Vegas Golden Knights vs. St. Louis Blues - 10/21/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
St. Louis Blues (6-2-0) at Las Vegas Golden Knights (5-1-0)
Date & Time Saturday October 21, 2017, 10:30 PM (EDT)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: Las Vegas Golden Knights +131 / St. Louis Blues -145 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FS-Midwest
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The Vegas Golden Knights welcome the St. Louis Blues to town for Saturday night NHL. 

The St Louis Blues visit the expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights for the first time on Saturday. St. Louis will be shooting for  their consecutive victory after downing the stubborn Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Thursday night.

The Avalanche would not go away but the Blues offense was just too much to overcome with Vince Dunn, Paul Stastny, Jaden Schwartz and Robert Bortuzzo each scoring. Alex Pietrangelo added a pair of assists and Carter Hutton stopped 38 shots to lift the Blues.

The Avalanche never went away and saw Alexander Kerfoot tally two times with Blake Comeau also lighting the lamp. Another Avs goal off the stick of Mikko Rantanen was waived off because of an off sides. Colorado received 24 saves from Jonathan Bernier as the team has lost three straight.

The Vegas Golden Knights host the St. Louis Blues for the first ever meeting on Saturday. Vegas outlasted the visiting Buffalo Sabres 5-4 in overtime on Tuesday night to continue their unexpected start. 

The Golden Knights rebounded from a blown 4-1 lead in the third period thanks to David Perron’s second goal with just 1:08 remaining in the extra session. Alex Tuch, Reilly Smith and Oscar Lindberg also scored for Vegas while James Neal logged a pair of assists to make a winner of Malcolm Subban. 

Ryan O’Reilly gave Buffalo a 1-0 lead in the first period on a power play tally before scoring once again in the third on the PP. Sam Reinhart also scored with the man advantage before Evander Kane scored with only nine seconds remaining. Jason Pominville, Jack Eichel and Kane added two assists apiece but the scoring burst was not enough with Chad Johnson allowing five goals on 31 shots. 

Blues are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Pacific and Blues are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and under is 5-1-2 in Blues last 8 in the third game of a 3-in-4 days situation. Golden Knights are 5-1 in their last 6 overall. 

There aren’t any real trends for the Golden Knights so for now I lean St. Louis until goalies are confirmed…

Pick:
St. Louis -145 // will update

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