Edmonton Oilers (7-11-2) at St. Louis Blues (15-5-1)
|Date & Time||Tuesday November 21, 2017, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: St. Louis Blues -135 / Edmonton Oilers +122 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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The Edmonton Oilers look to get back in the win column as they take to the road to face off against the St. Louis Blues in a great show down on Tuesday night.
The Oilers have had a tough start to the season and are looking for a big momentum builder with a road win against one of the league’s best on Tuesday as they take on the St. Louis Blues in what should be a very exciting matchup. The Oil came into the season with huge expectations and were on the short list of Cup contenders at the end of September but so far they have looked average and haven’t found the same level of consistency at either end of the rink so far, especially in the offensive zone as they remain one of the league’s worst teams in terms of goal scoring despite having the reigning Hart and Art Ross winner in Connor McDavid. The Oilers will likely turn to Cam Talbot in this spot as he will face off against Jake Allen who looked shaky in his last outing and will be out for a rebound of his own in this one.
The Blues meanwhile are off to a red hot start and are hoping to keep it going at home against the Oilers as they are 9-2 in their last 11 home games and have just 15 losses in their last 51 games overall dating back to last season. St. Louis has a well balanced offense led by Jaden Schwartz, Vladimir Tarasenko, and newcomer Brayden Schenn who has been lighting up the score board this season, but their defense led by Alex Pietrangelo has been their bread and butter and they will have to be sharp in this one as McDavid and company are looking for a game to break out and on the road against one of the league’s best would be the exact confidence boost this group needs.
The Oilers are 6-1 in their last seven against a team with a winning record and 1-10 in their last 11 on two day’s rest while the Blues are 5-1 in their last six against the West and 6-2 in their last eight following a win. Edmonton always seems to find a way to win this type of game as they get up for their opponents and while they haven’t looked the part so far this is still a team capable of going on a deep playoff run.