Philadelphia Flyers at St Louis Blues Free NHL Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 3/31/2014
Tuesday, April 1, 8:00 PM on NBCS, TSN2, CSNP
Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri
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The Philadelphia Flyers played their first and only other game against the St. Louis Blues a week and a half ago and were able to cruise to a 4-1 victory. After getting off to a good start in the game, the Blues weren't able to get the puck past goalie Steve Mason or stop the Flyers offense from scoring at will.
The first goal of the game came six minutes into the first period when Jaden Schwartz was able to get a shorthanded tally for the Blues off of assists from Kevin Shattenkirk and Vladimir Sobotka. Scott Hartnell scored his 19th of the season to tie it up with a power-play goal 57 seconds into the second period. Brayden Schenn then made it 2-1 for the Flyers midway through the period. Jakub Voracek doubled Philadelphia's lead in the third period with his 19th of the season after a nice steal by Hartnell and a pass from Claude Giroux. Wayne Simmonds finished off the scoring less than two minutes later with his 24th goal of the season.
Mason had a great night in goal for the Flyers, saving 32 shots of the 33 he faced. Hartnell, Simmonds and Voracek had a goal and an assist each, while Giroux had two helpers in the win.
The Blues remained in first place in the Western Conference despite the loss, while the Flyers were able to come a bit closer to getting one of the final playoff spots in the East.
Philadelphia is 16-20 straight up on the road this season
Philadelphia is 20-12-4 against the over/under on the road this season
St Louis is 26-10 straight up at home this season
St Louis is 21-13-2 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
10/06/13 D Chris Pronger Concussion out for season
10/06/13 D Marc-Andre Bourdon Concussion out indefinitely
03/30/14 RW Steve Downie Concussion questionable Tuesday vs St Louis
03/25/14 D Jordan Leopold Ankle expected to miss 1-2 weeks
03/16/14 RW Vladimir Tarasenko Hand out indefinitely
01/16/14 RW Jamie Langenbrunner None has retired
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis
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