San jose Sharks vs St Louis Blues prediction & preview 14.01.17
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The St. Louis Blues yield the ice with the San Jose Sharks in Saturday night NHL hockey action.
The Los Angeles Kings haven’t been a aggregation that dominates both ends of the ice on a nightly base so Thursday’s 5-1 win over the visiting St. Louis Blues was a acceptable afterimage with the added cost of a four bold acceptable streak. The Kings accustomed a brace of goals anniversary from Tanner Pearson and Jake Muzzin with Trevor Lewis aswell lighting the lamp. Jeff Carter, Dustin Brown and Marian Gaborik anniversary logged two abetment anniversary while Peter Budaj fabricated 21 stops to aces up the win. The Blues abandoned ambition came from Paul Stastny but goalie Jake Allen was pulled and backup Carter Hutton accustomed two tallies as St. Louis has absent four of six.
Offensively, the bold matches up the San Jose Sharks No. 18-ranked breach (2.67 goals per game) adjoin a St. Louis Blues aegis that ranks No. 27 at 3.05 goals per bold allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 15.91% amount while the Blues accept a 84.67% amount on the amends kill.
St. Louis absent the opener of their three bold alley cruise adjoin California teams. In the process, the Blues didn’t accretion any arena in the Central Division. St. Louis is third in the division, 12 credibility abaft Chicago and 10 abaft Minnesota. The aggregation is just two credibility advanced of Nashville to adhere on to that affirmed playoff slot. The Blues are 11th in the alliance in scoring as they column 2.8 goals per bold this season. St. Louis currently is 28th in the alliance in goals adjoin as they acquiesce three goals a night. The Blues are 9th in the alliance on the ability play as they banknote on 22.1 percent of their chances. St. Louis is 6th in the alliance in amends killing as they annihilate off 84.7 percent of their shorthanded situations.
The Blues never seemed to get their legs beneath them in the aperture bold of the alley trip. St. Louis was collapsed from the alpha and that put them in a aperture they couldn’t dig out of, ambidextrous them a loss. The Blues were outshot 12-6 in the aperture aeon and went to the bathrobe allowance abaft 2-0. Jori Lehtera took a four minute bifold accessory for top afraid 2:32 into the game. Just 46 abnormal later, the Blues were in a 1-0 hole. In the additional period, St. Louis was outshot 11-2 and outscored 2-1 to go to the bathrobe allowance in a 4-1 hole. After falling abaft 4-0, Paul Stastny got the Blues on the lath with his 10th of the year at 7:29 of the period. Alexander Steen and Jaden Schwartz assisted on the goal. The third aeon was no bigger for St. Louis: admitting outshooting Los Angeles 14-5, they gave up the period’s alone goal. Jake Allen chock-full 12 of 15 shots in the bold while Carter Hutton kicked out 11 of 13. Allen is accepted to be in net for this contest.