Hitchcock's crew keeps asserting itself

Hitchcock's crew keeps asserting itself

St. Louis has been arguably hockey’s top home team all year. But can surging Philadelphia waltz into Scottrade Center and notch an upset?

Fresh off an extended holiday break, the two clubs clash tonight at 8 p.m. ET. Online sports book Bovada.lv gives Ken Hitchcock’s troops odds of -150 to emerge victorious. The Flyers, on the other hand, represent +120 underdogs.

Bet on Various NHL Games

With a 13-2-4 mark in the Gateway City, the Blues once again are positioning themselves for a premier playoff seed in the Western Conference. In another positive development, center Paul Stastny is expected to return to the lineup this evening. The former 28-goal scorer missed last Thursday’s 5-2 loss to Tampa Bay because of an upper-body ailment.

Stastny and the rest of the Note’s upper-echelon forwards will try to solve Steve Mason. Pressed into a larger role due to Michal Neuvirth’s knee injury, the Ontario native holds a 14-10-4 with a 2.69 GAA and .908 save percentage through 26 starts. Altogether, Philly’s 11-2-1 since Nov. 27.

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

Somewhat surprisingly, Hitchcock plans to deploy his backup netminder in several hours. The Blues haven’t prevailed in any of Carter Hutton’s past seven appearances, making the decision to sit Jake Allen one of the against-the-grain variety. Nevertheless, count on the hosts to triumph in their preferred setting.



Recent NHL Discussions

How many more are like this on Wed, Mar 2021 by Surfer
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

NHL Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Rangers vs. Avalanche Prediction & Odds The Rangers have won back-to-back games, including an upset on Wednesday night in Vegas over the Golden Knights. Will New York make it three in a row when it...
Thumbnail Jets vs. Blues Prediction & Odds The Jets are on a good run and have owned the Blues in previous meetings between the two teams, but is Winnipeg the smart play at 8:00 p.m. ET on...
Thumbnail Rangers vs. Golden Knights Prediction The Rangers are coming off a come-from-behind victory over the Blues on Monday night but are underdogs Wednesday in Vegas where they’ll take on the Golden...
Thumbnail Red Wings vs. Lightning Prediction The Lightning are heavily favored on Tuesday night against the Red Wings at 7:00 p.m. ET, but is there betting value to be found in the total? The number currently sits...
Thumbnail Panthers vs. Lightning Prediction & Odds The Lightning are reasonably priced on the moneyline for their matchup on Saturday afternoon versus the Panthers at 4:30 p.m. ET and they’ve had success...

NHL Headlines