St. Louis Blues at Montreal Canadiens 11/20/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 11/19/2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7:30 PM ET
Bell Centre in Montreal
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The St. Louis Blues will be visiting the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night in a game between two of the best teams in the Western Conference. Last season, the Blues were able to win both of their games against the Canadiens.
On Tuesday, the Blues had their three-game winning streak snapped when they were shut out 2-0 by the Boston Bruins. St. Louis goalie Brian Elliott allowed just two goals in that loss, but he only faced 17 shots on target.
The Blues have the best defense in the league right now by only giving up 1.9 goals per game. Left wing Jaden Schwartz has had a solid start to the season by accumulating seven goals and 11 assists. Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk has scored one goal and he currently leas the team in assists with 15.
The Canadiens' long winning streak came to an end on Tuesday night when they were shut out by the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0 on home ice. They were 0-for-3 on the power play in that loss and they couldn't score despite outshooting the Penguins 27-22.
The Canadiens have their winning record this season despite only scoring 2.6 goals per game. Left wing Max Pacioretty has been their top point contributor so far this season by scoring eight goals and assisting on eight others. All-Star defenseman P.K. Subban has five goals, seven assists and an even plus/minus through 20 games.
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
St. Louis Blues are 12-6-0 Against the Spread
St. Louis Blues are 6-6-0 against the Over/Under
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
Montreal Canadiens are 14-6-0 Against the Spread
Montreal Canadiens are 7-10-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
St. Louis Blues
No Injuries to report
11/18/14 D Mike Weaver Upper Body "?" Thursday vs St Louis
11/07/14 LW Michael Bournival Shoulder out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis
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