Chicago Blackhawks at St. Louis Blues 10/25/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 10/24/2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 8:00 PM ET
Scottrade Center in St. Louis
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The Chicago Blackhawks will be visiting the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night in a game between two of the better defensive teams in the league. The Blues won three out of their five games against the Blackhawks during the regular season last year.
The Blackhawks suffered their first regulation loss of the season on Thursday when they were beaten 3-2 by the Nashville Predators on the road. They had just one power play chance in that game and they made just two of their 32 shots on goal.
Chicago is currently in the top five in both goals against and penalty kill percentage. Left wing Patrick Sharp has two goals and is tied for the team lead in points with six, while Patrick Kane has three goals and two assists. Netminder Corey Crawford has made four starts for the Blackhawks and has an excellent 1.66 GAA and a .926 save percentage.
On Thursday, the Blues gave up three third-period goals to the Vancouver Canucks and ended up losing 4-1 at home. They gave up four goals in that game despite only allowing the Canucks to get 23 shots on goal.
The Blues' best offensive player so far this season has been left wing Jaden Schwartz, who has four goals and three assists. Goalie Brian Elliott has a 1-2-1 record, but he also has a solid 1.73 GAA and a .924 save percentage.
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
Chicago Blackhawks are 4-2-0 Against the Spread
Chicago Blackhawks are 1-4-0 against the Over/Under
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
St. Louis Blues are 2-4-0 Against the Spread
St. Louis Blues are 1-2-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
10/23/14 GO Corey Crawford Upper Body expected to miss Saturday vs St Louis
10/08/14 LW Brandon Mashinter Lower Body out indefinitely
St. Louis Blues
10/23/14 C Paul Stastny Shoulder "?" Saturday vs Chicago
10/06/14 D Carl Gunnarsson Hip out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis
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