Vegas Golden Knights vs St.Louis Blues Odds, Predictions and Picks!
The Blues and Golden Knights will matchup for their 2nd game of the round-robin on Thursday. The Blues had a heartbreaking loss in their first game against the Colorado Avalanche when the Avs scored in the last second of the game. They only managed to score 1 goal on 32 shots and they will need their star players to step up if they are hoping to make another run at the cup. The Blues are known for their defense sound game that relies on Jordan Binnington to shut the door. Look for the Blues to play stout defense and try to make this a low scoring game.
The Golden Knights beat the Dallas Stars 5-3 in their first game of the round-robin. They were down 3-1 going into the 3rd period before going on a scoring explosion and scoring 4 goals in the final frame. However, the Stars have looked very unorganized and sloppy so far in the round-robin, and the Blues will bring a much more complete game in this one. Also, the Golden Knights will be without Max Pacioretty again, which is a major loss to their offense, especially against a team like the Blues. As for the goaltending, we are expected to see the playoff debut of Marc-Andre Fleury after Robin Lehner got the start in the first game of the round-robin.
I think the Blues will come out really hard in this one after a tough loss in their first game. They will be desperate to get 2 points because they do not want to come last in the round-robin play. I can see the Golden Knights struggling to score in this one and the Blues outlasting them with a big game from Vladimir Tarasenko. The Blues are a slight underdog in this game and they will be the hungrier team looking to get their first points of the playoffs.
(line shifted to even) Take the Blues at -110