The St Louis Blues enter this game ranked 3rd in the NHL, posting a record of 41-19-10 this season. The Blues have a road record of 18-12-5 this season and have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Blues will need to control the pace of the game and get an early lead to get the win on the road. On the other hand, the Anaheim Ducks are 27th in the NHL with a record of 29-32-9 this year. Anaheim enters this game with a home record of 16-15-4. The Ducks are going to have to shut down the Blues early and often to wear them out down the stretch. Both of these teams can use the two points from this win here tonight.
St. Louis Blues Are Road WarriorsThe Blues enter this game ranked 12th in goals allowed per game when on the road. Jordan Binnington has not been as good as last year but has still been able to flash the glove and work his pads among the best goalies today. Binnington will be the x-factor tonight as his play will likely determine the outcome of the game.
St Louis is 14th in the NHL in goals scored per game when away from home. David Perron has been fun to watch, leading St Louis in points this season. Perron will need to work on his pace today and bring it as he will need to add to his 60 points to win here tonight.
Anaheim Ducks Look For Spark
The Ducks enter this game ranked 16th in the NHL in goals allowed per game with an average of 2.94. John Gibson is likely to be between the pipes tonight and he has not been all that stellar this season. Gibson does have the ability to break out some brilliant play, so look for him to be the biggest factor towards the Ducks getting the win here tonight.
Anaheim ranks 28th in goals scored per game when on the road. Ryan Getzlaf will be looked towards here tonight to produce some points. He is both physical and skilled, the perfect combo for a player to succeed in this system. The Ducks are desperate for a spark on the offensive side of the ice.