San Jose Sharks (44-23-9) at St. Louis Blues (42-28-5)
|Date & Time||Tuesday March 27, 2018, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: St. Louis Blues / San Jose Sharks --- Over/Under:
The San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Scottrade Center.
The San Jose Sharks look for another victory to build on their impressive eight-game winning streak. The San Jose Sharks are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 21 percent of their power play opportunities. Logan Couture leads San Jose with 31 goals, Brent Burns has 49 assists and Joe Pavelski has 202 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 84.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 64 goals on 739 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 125 goals on 1,533 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed three or less goals in 13 of their last 15 games.
The St. Louis Blues look to keep the puck rolling after winning seven of their last eight games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 15.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 29 goals, Brayden Schenn has 38 assists and Jaden Schwartz has 134 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Jake Allen has given up 134 goals on 1,454 shots faced and Carter Hutton has allowed 51 goals on 771 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed a combined three goals in their last three games.
The Sharks are 6-14 in their last 20 vs. Central, 35-16 in their last 51 Tuesday games and 7-0 in their last 7 overall. The Blues are 0-4 in their last 4 Tuesday games, 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 home games. The Sharks are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in St. Louis and the under is 2-0-3 in the last 5 meetings.
It's really tough to bet against the San Jose Sharks in their current form right now, but the St. Louis Blues are playing just about the same level of hockey and continue to be lights out at home. The Sharks are on the end of a back to back after playing an overtime / shootout against the Chicago Blackhawks. Tough schedule spot for San Jose. I like the St. Louis Blues to snap the winning streak on their home ice.