St. Louis Blues (33-20-3) at Winnipeg Jets (32-13-9)
|Date & Time||Friday February 9, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Winnipeg Jets / St. Louis Blues --- Over/Under:
The St. Louis Blues and Winnipeg Jets meet Friday in NHL action at the Bell MTS Place.
The St. Louis Blues look for another victory after winning seven of their last 10 games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 16 percent of their power play opportunities. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 21 goals, Brayden Schenn has 30 assists and Jaden Schwartz has 78 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 81.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Jake Allen has given up 98 goals on 1,079 shots faced and Carter Hutton has allowed 34 goals on 596 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 10 games.
The Winnipeg Jets look for another victory here after winning six of their last eight games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 24.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrik Laine leads Winnipeg with 24 goals, Blake Wheeler has 44 assists and Mark Scheifele has 84 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 82.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 100 goals on 1,321 shots faced and Steve Mason has allowed 33 goals on 321 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed three or less goals in 11 of their last 15 games.
The Blues are 21-6 in their last 27 games playing on 0 days rest, 3-7 in their last 10 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Central. The Jets are 26-5 in their last 31 home games, 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games and 6-2 in their last 8 overall. The Blues are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings.
The St. Louis Blues are a hard team to pass up on right now in their current form and playing on the end of a back to back hasn't been an issue at all for them this season. However, the Winnipeg Jets have been lights out at home all season long and yout have to like them with the rest advantage. The Jets have lost just three home games since November, and two of those games were in overtime. I have to back the Winnipeg Jets here.