10:38 pm
April 21

Blues @ Sharks

Who will WIN this matchup?

St. Louis Blues (46-20-11)

@ San Jose Sharks (30-34-12)


Starting Goalies:

Jordan Binnington (STL): Likely

James Reimer (SJ): Confirmed


Current odds:

St. Louis Blues: (-200)

San Jose Sharks: (+167)


The St. Louis Blues will try to recharge their offense when they open a four-game road trip Thursday against the San Jose Sharks. The Blues (46-20-111, 103 points) are coming off of a 3-2 overtime loss to the Boston Bruins on Tuesday at home. That snapped their nine-game winning streak and ended their run of 12 straight games of scoring four or more goals.

The Sharks (30-34-12, 72 points) are coming off a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blues Jackets. That snapped San Jose’s 10-game winless (0-6-4) streak.

The Blues will carry a 13-game point streak (11-0-2) into this game. They won their previous two games against the Sharks this season, 5-3 at San Jose on Nov. 4 and 4-1 at home on Nov. 18.

St. Louis is tied with the Minnesota Wild for second place in the Central Division and the home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Minnesota has played one fewer game, so it has a leg up in the race.

After the Bruins dominated the Blues in the second period of Tuesday’s game, the Blues finished with a solid third period that gave them something to build on.

The Sharks are using their remaining games to get a head start on next season. Boughner has been encouraged by the play of forwards Scott Reedy, Noah Gregor, Rudolfs Balcers and Thomas Bordeleau.

StreakSmarter Pick
St. Louis Blues