The St. Louis Blues get another juicy matchup against the Seattle Kraken after taking down the Arizona Coyotes earlier this week. The Flames snapped their three-game losing streak against the Los Angeles Kings and will look to keep rolling against an underwhelming Anaheim Ducks team.
Moneyline: St. Louis Blues (-250) vs Seattle Kraken (+200)
Blues goaltender Ville Husso got the win against the Coyotes in their last game and improved his record to 20-6-5 on the season with a 2.41 goals-against average and .923 save percentage. He is the likely starter in this game and the team’s number one goaltender right now with Jordan Binnington struggling this season. In Husso’s last five starts, he is 4-0-1 and is dominant on home ice with a 12-2-1 record, which is where this one will take place.
The Blues have won two straight games and own the fifth-best goals for per game in the league, while the Kraken sit 29th in that department. The Blues have several players firing on all cylinders, including Ryan O’Reilly, who is riding a four-game point streak, Brayden Schenn, who is on a five-game point streak, and Pavel Buchnevich, who has six points in his last three games.
Although the Blues are still without Torey Krug on the back end, they did get Jordan Kyrou back in their last game, which only adds to their riches upfront. They should have no problem handling the Kraken who have an awful 10-21-3 record on the road this season.
Moneyline: Anaheim Ducks (+200) vs Calgary Flames (-250)
The Flames got back in the win column and will enjoy a much easier matchup when they visit the Anaheim Ducks who have lost 12 of their last 13 games. The Flames have a solid record on the road this season sitting at 20-11-2 and also sport an 11-7-2 record against teams in their division.
Calgary heads into this game averaging 3.46 goals per game and is the ninth-best power play in the league. The team’s top line is to thank for their offensive output with Johnny Gaudreau’s 34 goals and 95 points leading the way. He is also coming off a three-point effort in his last game and is on a three-game goal-scoring streak.
This is the Flames’ first game of a back-to-back set, so Jacob Markstrom and Dan Vladar should split the games. Whichever netminder gets the start shouldn’t change the fact that they are taking on a Ducks team that doesn’t score often, averaging only 2.75 goals for per game, which bodes well for either goalie, since Calgary is allowing the second fewest goals against on the season.
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