St. Louis Blues (34-25-4) at Minnesota Wild (35-20-7)
|Date & Time||Tuesday February 27, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)|
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The Line: Minnesota Wild -140 / St. Louis Blues +127 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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The St. Louis Blues look to snap out of their six game losing streak as they take to the road to face off with the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.
The Blues have hit a rough patch in their season and desperately need to snap out of their losing ways as the playoff are fast approaching, but after making some moves at the trade deadline it looks as though they are looking towards the future and have conceded that now is not the time to win. St. Louis has been a perennial contender in the Western Conference for the better part of a decade and while they have never been able to break through they always seem to have a competent roster and a group that could very well win a championship if things lined up for them. However, with the movement of Paul Stastny it looks like St. Louis could be focused on the future as he is one of their top six forwards and teams who move on from players, even those who are considered a rental, are considered sellers and have their sights set elsewhere.
The Wild meanwhile are trending in the opposite direction as they are among the hottest teams in the league over the last few weeks and coming into tonight’s game they are 16-6 in their last 22 home games and have won four games in a row. Minnesota was quiet at the deadline and are happy with the roster they have but against the Blues at home here they need to put forth one of their better efforts of the season as St. Louis will be desperate for a win and has won four of their last five against Minnesota and will be playing with confidence. Minnesota is 14-3 in their last 17 games when their opponent scores two goals or less in their previous outing and with the way the Blues offense has been playing of late it shouldn’t come as a surprise to see the Wild favoured on home ice here.
The Blues are winless in six straight and and are 1-4 in their last five road games while the Wild are 6-1 in their last seven Tuesday games and 4-1 in their last five against the Central. St. Louis needs to find a way to win here but I just don’t see it happening as the Wild should have no trouble getting it done.