Minnesota Wild (28-19-5) at St. Louis Blues (32-19-3)
|Date & Time||Tuesday February 6, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: St. Louis Blues -144 / Minnesota Wild +130 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Minnesota Wild look to shake out of their losing ways against the St. Louis Blues as the two sides meet up in Missouri on Tuesday night.
The Wild look for a big statement victory on the road against the Blues as the two Western Conference and Central division rivals meet up in St. Louis in what could very well be a preview of a first round playoff series. Minnesota is coming off a tough loss but they have rebounded nicely in situations in which they get blown out as they are 6-1 in their last seven following a loss of three or more goals but they have been disappointing on the road this season and are 2-6 in their last eight away from home which doesn’t bode well for them here against a Blues side that is 6-2 in their last eight at home and 8-2 in their last 10 on Tuesday. Devan Dubnyk is expected to get the nod here as he will face off against Carter Hutton who continues to log starter’s minutes as the team’s go to guy.
The Blues meanwhile are starting to heat up and have won four of their last five games and can make up some ground in the Central division with a home ice win here against Minnesota in what should be one of the more exciting games on the docket. St. Louis has had to battle injuries and inconsistency this season but if they can add a piece like New York’s Rick Nash at the trade deadline they could very well jump back into the discussion as a Cup favourite as they are very strong along the blue line and have some game breakers in the offensive zone to go along with a goaltender in Hutton who is really coming into his own this season.
The Wild are 4-1 in their last five Tuesday games and 4-0 in their last four after scoring two or fewer in their previous game while the Blues are 6-2 in their last eight home games and 5-1 in their last six at home against Minny. St. Louis is the deeper team and at home they get last change and show why they’re the better team with a win.