Arizona Coyotes (19-27-7) at St. Louis Blues (34-15-4)
|Date & Time||Tuesday February 10, 2015, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: St. Louis Blues -315 / Arizona Coyotes +277 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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The Coyotes look to knock off their second Western Conference giant in as many nights as they head into St. Louis a night after taking down the Blackhawks in Chicago.
The Arizona Coyotes haven't had a very strong season but their recent success against the Chicago Blackhawks continued at the United Center last night as they stole two points from the Blackhawks by winning in a shootout. Arizona will likely finish outside the Western Conference playoffs and will more than likely land a top end draft pick especially after their roster changes at the trade deadline but for now they will look to continue their recent surge and thrive in the spoiler role. Arizona sits in second to last place in the Pacific division and are third last in the league as a whole and heading into St. Louis to face off against a very good Blues team the night after a surprsiing victory could be an absolute nightmare especially if they turn to Mike McKenna between the pipes. Either way the Arizona goaltending will have to contend with Jake Allen who has been very good for the Blues and he will get the nod in this one tonight.
St. Louis is in a division title race with the Nashville Predators and after dropping back to back games the Blues have slipped four points back and need to get back in the win column in a hurry. The Blues are coming off a tough loss at home to the Blackhawks and that is why the line in this one is so out of whack that any option on the Blues doesn't seem worthwhile and this may have to be a side piece in a parlay. The Blues are easily one of the favourites to win the Stanley Cup and if they can add a piece at the deadline to push them over the edge they will be a very hard team to stop and to me they are the best team in the Central and could and should take over Nashville's division reign. The Blues should take care of business and get back in the win column with ease.