St. Louis Blues (39-18-4) at Vancouver Canucks (35-23-3)
|Date & Time||Sunday March 1, 2015, 9:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -105 / St. Louis Blues -105 --- Over/Under: 5
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The Blues look for their second win in as many nights as they travel from Edmonton to Vancouver to battle with the Canucks at Rogers Arena.
The Blues will look to keep pace in the Central division with a big time road win in Vancouver on Sunday and with the victory the Blues can move to within three points of the Predators for top spot. St. Louis is a Stanley Cup favourite coming out of the Western Conference as they have a ton of skill both up front and on the blue line and their goaltending tandem has been spot on all season long and could very well serve as the back bone of the team heading into the playoffs. The Blues have been great at home but have still managed 18 wins on the road which puts them in a tie with a handful of teams for second in the league in that mark trailing only the Montreal Canadiens who have 19 victories away from home. Jake Allen will get the start as he will go up against Eddie Lack who has taken over for Ryan Miller who is out for the next month with an injury.
The Canucks return home looking to stay in the race in the Pacific division and heading into Sunday's game they are in second place and three points up on the Kings but the race will come down to the wire for playoff seeding. Vancouver has enjoyed a nice rebound season and will likely slide into the playoffs but it'll be a tough task especially without Miller who had been so strong for them this season and while Eddie Lack has seen starter's minutes over the last couple of season's I don't think he is as strong an option as Miller. This should be a great matchup between Western Conference foes but on paper and on the ice I like the road side a lot more and think they get another big win here.