Nashville Predators (13-6-2) at St. Louis Blues (16-5-1)
|Date & Time||Friday November 24, 2017, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: St. Louis Blues -135 / Nashville Predators +122 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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The Nashville Predators visit the St. Louis Blues in a Friday night NHL matchup at the Scottrade Center.
The Nashville Predators have been one of the hottest teams in the game for several weeks and didn’t cool down Wednesday with a 3-2, shootout victory versus the Montreal Canadiens. Montreal did give the Predators everything they could handle but in the end a hot goaltender was just too much. The Habs received a first period goal from Jordie Benn and an unassisted tally from Joe Morrow with 56 seconds left in regulation.
The Predators can thank Filip Forsberg and their special teams for their scoring. Forsberg scored with only two seconds remaining in the first period on the power play and at 3:16 in the third also with the man advantage. A scoreless overtime followed with Kyle Turris winning it in the shootout. Pekka Rinne recorded 26 saves for Nashville while Antti Niemi stopped 29.
The St. Louis Blues hope to continue their winning ways when the Nashville Predators come to town on Friday. St. Louis has been playing well with three straight wins after downing the Edmonton Oilers 8-3 on Wednesday night. Edmonton did all their scoring in the third with Milan Lucic, Leon Draisaitl and Darnell Nurse lighting the lamp. Cam Talbot allowed two goals on three shots before getting lifted for Laurent Brossoit giving up six goals on 37 shots.
The Blues were unstoppable at the offensive end of the ice with Vladimir Tarasenko and Brayden Schenn leading the assault with a pair of goals and two assists each. Scottie Upshall, Dmitry Jaskin, Paul Stastny and Jaden Schwartz also scored for St. Louis with Schwartz logging three helpers to make a winner of Jake Allen and his 26 stops.
Over is 5-0 in Predators last 5 overall and over is 5-0 in Predators last 5 vs. Western Conference and over is 5-0 in Predators last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. Blues are 4-0 in their last 4 Friday games and under is 7-1-3 in Blues last 11 Friday games and Blues are 10-2 in their last 12 home games. Predators are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in St. Louis and home team is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings and under is 3-1-2 in the last 6 meetings in St. Louis.
I wouldn’t like to face either right now but I’ll back blue collar St. Louis until I see goalies…