8:07 pm
April 19

Bruins @ Blues

Who will WIN this matchup?

Boston Bruins (46-24-5)

@ St. Louis Blues (46-20-10)


Starting Goalies:

Jeremy Swayman (BOS): Likely

Ville Husso (STL): Confirmed


Current odds:

Boston Bruins: (+110)

St. Louis Blues: (-130)


The Blues (46-20-10, 102 points) have scored four or more goals in their last 12 games — the longest such stretch in the NHL since the 1992-93 season, when Pittsburgh scored four or more goals in 15 straight games. St. Louis is 11-0-1 during this span with nine consecutive victories, including a 4-2 win at Boston last Tuesday. The Blues are coming off an 8-3 victory in Nashville on Sunday that kept them one point ahead of Minnesota for second place in the Central Division.

The Bruins (46-24-5, 97 points) snapped a three-game losing streak by beating Pittsburgh 2-1 on Saturday to clinch a playoff spot. The Bruins can finish no worse than fourth in the Atlantic Division. They are three points behind third-place Tampa Bay.

The Blues are clicking on all offensive cylinders, but the line of Robert Thomas centering Pavel Buchnevich and Vladimir Tarasenko has been especially dangerous. Thomas has a 13-game point streak with six goals and 19 assists. Buchnevich has a 10-game streak (18 points; six goals, 12 assists) and Tarasenko has scored goals in five straight games (eight goals, six assists).

Berube has been alternating goaltenders, so he may go back to Ville Husso after starting Jordan Binnington on Sunday. Husso stopped 39 of 41 shots in the victory at Boston last week. The Blues could get defenseman Nick Leddy back after he missed the last game with a facial laceration. Calle Rosen filled in for him vs. Nashville and scored twice.

StreakSmarter Pick
St. Louis Blues