After a crazy first round that saw no division winners in the regular season make it to the second round, the NHL playoffs are up for grabs like no other season. The St. Louis Blues took down the Winnipeg Jets in six games and the Dallas Stars took out the top seeded Nashville Predators. As we set up for the third game of this series it is up in the air with the series tied at one game each through the first two games. Game one went to the Stars by a 3-2 margin and the Blues took home the last game 4-2. With the series shifting to Dallas, the Blues will be hoping to win a few to shift home-ice advantage back to them. The Blues odds are at +103 while Dallas is currently at -114. The over / under is set at five goals.
Blues Look to Earn it on the Road
With a regular season record of 45-28-9, the Blues earned the three seed and dispatched the second seed. While tied in the series, the Blues were really hoping to bring home both games so they would have the huge upper hand before they traveled down to take on Dallas. The Blues are led in postseason goals by Jaden Schwartz who has five through eight games. Schwartz also leads the team in plus/minus at plus three goals while on the ice. Alex Pietrangelo leads the team in points with seven, all coming off of assists. Goalkeeper Jordan Binnington has been solid this postseason with a save percentage of .911. He is averaging 2.61 goals against for the first eight games of the postseason and holds a five and three record. The Blues are in good shape to end up taking a few games in Dallas provided they keep up their solid play.
Stars Look to Earn Back Home-Ice Advantage
The Stars are coming back home and are looking to take both games from the Blues. With two wins, the Stars would have yet another home game left if needed. Two losses for the Stars would put them in a tough spot making them have to beat the Blues twice on their home ice. Both Roope Hintz and Alexander Radulov have scored four goals in the postseason through eight games. Jamie Benn leads the team with eight points. Benn has six assists and two goals through eight games. Radulov leads the team in plus/minus at plus seven. Like the Blues, the Stars have gone with one goalie throughout the postseason as Ben Bishop has been stellar. He has a goals against average of 2.05 and a save percentage of .938.
Blues and Stars Meet in Big Game
This is a game that both teams really want to win and it is going to come down to the play of the goalies. The Blues have a bit of momentum right now and they are hoping that they will be able to take this one on the road. Binnington has been better than Bishop through the entire season, so we are going with the large sample size. Take the Blues tonight and expect it to have a final score of under five goals. If you are looking for a pay per head place to make this wager, and all postseason wagers in both the National Hockey League and National Basketball Association; check out PayPerHead247.