Who takes Game 7 between Stars, Blues?

Who takes Game 7 between Stars, Blues?

St. Louis had a chance to dispose of Dallas in six games. What would the Western Conference semifinals be, though, without another intervention by the visiting team?

The Stars staved off the Note on Monday, 3-2, setting the stage for tonight’s winner-take-all affair in the Lone Star State. Handicappers at online sports book Bovada.lv anticipate the peculiar road pattern to end here, listing Lindy Ruff’s crew as a 1.5-goal favorite. The Blues enter as -110 underdogs.

Bet on Tonight's NHL Action

Ken Hitchcock’s players likely won’t bat an eye at the situation. They’re 4-2 away from Scottrade Center this postseason and already went the distance with defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago in the first round. There’s not a second thought about putting Brian Elliott back in the net, either, after the standout suffered a rare misstep in Game 6 and had to be pulled in the first period.

Still, one can’t help but shake the feeling that St. Louis squandered a golden opportunity to finish the proceedings in their own building. Despite the fact that the road squad has claimed four victories in this series, Dallas suddenly feels emboldened. Both Jason Spezza and Mattias Janmark were terrific roughly 48 hours ago, giving captain Jamie Benn some much-needed offensive assistance. Goalie Kari Lehtonen’s also coming off his finest performance (32 saves) of the semis.

NHL Quick Links: Free Matchup Reports | Injuries | Odds Comparison | Scoreboard | Betting Trends

The lengthy chess matchup between these two organizations has been a bit more wide-open than expected. With no one willing to commit that most costly of snafus this evening, expect a very conservative opening period or two. The Stars deservedly get the outright edge thanks to the American Airlines Center factor, but the Blues will give the hosts everything. It’s a surefire one-goal thriller.

WEDNESDAY NHL FREE PICK: BLUES +1.5

Want More Picks, Predictions & Odds From The Spread.com? Follow on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

Recent NHL Discussions

Saturday Sharp Action NHL on Sat, Jan 2021 by Jimmythegreek
NHL STARS on Wed, Sep 2020 by iceman17
Chicago Blackhawks on Sat, Aug 2020 by Surfer
Loading...

NHL Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Blues vs. Sharks Saturday Prediction The late night action in the NHL takes hockey fans to San Jose where the Sharks will host the Blues at 10:30 p.m. ET. Will the struggling Blues snap out of their...
Thumbnail Kings vs. Coyotes NHL Prediction The red-hot Kings are underdogs on Friday night in Minnesota where they’ll take on the Wild at 8:00 p.m. ET. Will Los Angeles cash another big ticket or is there a...
Thumbnail Flames vs. Senators NHL Prediction The total for Thursday night’s matchup between the Flames and Senators in Ottawa currently sits at 6.5 goals. Is that number too high? The puck drops at 7:00 p.m....
Thumbnail Stars vs. Panthers NHL Prediction The Panthers are red-hot and will host the Stars at 5:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Will they cash again as a slight home favorite this evening?
Thumbnail Canadiens vs. Senators NHL Prediction There’s plenty of scoring potential in tonight’s Canadiens-Senators matchup at 7:00 p.m. ET but the under has been profitable in this series and the total is...

NHL Headlines