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St. Louis Leads Best of Seven 3-1
(1-3) Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues (3-1)
Date: Thursday, April 21st
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri
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The St. Louis Blues have taken complete control and now are one the verge of eliminating the defending champs.
The Blues stole two on the road to go up 3-1 and now have a chance to clinch their first round series in front of their home crowd.
The Blackhawks started the series off doing what they needed to get done. After dropping Game 1 in overtime, they responded with a win to come back home at 1-1.
However, a pair of 1 goal losses at home have put the Blackhawks on the brink of elimination. The thing they can lean on is their experience. The Blues have struggled at closing out series’ over the past postseasons while the Blackhawks have came back from a this kind of hole.
The Blackhawks do have one thing going for them, their ability to win on the road in hostile environments. The Hawks could have easily came home up 2-0 as they dominated Game 1 and just got an unfortunate bounce in overtime.
Chicago has gone 25-15-5-1 on the road this year, but have conceded nearly 3 goals per game which has been their downfall.
St. Louis Blues
The Blues have had so much trouble getting out of the first round of the NHL Playoffs, but things could be different this season.
St. Louis has used grit and their ability to get clutch goals to secure a 3-1 lead and now have 2 chances to clinch at home. However, letting this thing trickle any further would certainly lose them momentum.
Vladimir Tarasenko has been the ignitor for St. Louis. He comes in off a stellar performance, tallying 2 goals and an assist. He’s had at least 1 point in the last 3 games of this series.
St. Louis has been one of the best defending teams in the NHL. Despite letting up 3 goals in Game 4, they got some huge stops and blocks down the stretch of the game. On the year at home, they have conceded only 2.3 GAA per game.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Blackhawks are 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Blackhawks are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference.
- Blackhawks are 1-5 in their last 6 overall.
- Blues are 9-1 in their last 10 vs. Central.
- Blues are 16-5 in their last 21 games following a win.
- Blues are 9-3 in their last 12 vs. a team with a winning record.
Free Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues NHL Hockey Prediction
St. Louis cannot allow this to go on any further.
They have all the momentum right now and cannot afford to give the Hawks any kind of hope.
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The Blues come back home and handle business behind a stellar defensive effort and eliminate the defending champs.
NHL Free Score Prediction: St. Louis 4 – Chicago 0
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