[10:00 PM] Blues @ Flames

Who will WIN this matchup?

St. Louis Blues (3-1-1)

@ Calgary Flames (1-3-1)


Starting Goalies:

Jake Allen (STL): Confirmed

Chad Johnson (CGY): Confirmed


Current odds:

St. Louis Blues: (-130)

Calgary Flames: (+110)


Goaltending was a nightmare last season for the Calgary Flames, which hoped to solidify the problem by acquiring Brian Elliott from the St. Louis Blues. The transition has turned out to be rocky for Calgary and Elliott, who is winless in three starts as the Blues pay a visit to Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday.

Jake Allen had supplanted Elliott as the No. 1 netminder last season until an injury opened the door for the latter to carry St. Louis to the Western Conference final. Allen, who is 2-0-0 lifetime versus Calgary, is off to a strong start with two goals allowed in each of his four outings.

While Elliott has struggled, Calgary’s power play has been a disaster. The Flames’ lone goal with the man advantage came in the season opener and they are 0-for-19 since, including failing on six chances in each of the last two games.

Flames F Troy Brouwer, who spent last season with St. Louis, scored his third goal on Thursday.

Blues F Vladimir Tarasenko has recorded four goals and 10 points in 11 games versus Calgary.

Flames F Johnny Gaudreau scored his first goal Thursday but has not tallied in six games against the Blues.


StreakSmarts Pick: St. Louis Blues

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick