NHL Preview and Free Pick: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. St. Louis Blues
Two squads in the thick of the playoff race in their respective conferences hit the ice for tonight’s featured
NHL matchup. The Toronto Maple Leafs will be on the road for the 6th time in a row as they head to St.
Louis to take on a sizzling Blues team.
Date/Time/TV: Tues. Feb.19, 8:00 PM EST, NBCSN
Money Line: Toronto Maple leafs +105, St. Louis Blues -125
Toronto is 3-2 on the current road trip. They were last in action on Saturday, falling by a score of 2-0
to the Arizona Coyotes. For the season, Toronto checks in with a record of 36-19-3. That’s good
enough for 75 points and 4th place in the Eastern Conference.
St. Louis is the hottest team in the NHL and enters tonight’s game riding a 10-game winning streak.
The team has been on the road for the last three, picking up shutout victories in all while outscoring
opponents 11-0. The Blues are 31-22-5 this season with 67 points and currently in 6th place in the
Toronto Maple Leafs
The Maple Leafs have been playing really well of late as well with a record of 7-2-1 (6-4 O/U) for
the last 10. The team is solid on the road with a mark of 19-8-2, and is 3-2 on its current road trip.
Toronto is 19 points behind the conference leading Tampa Bay Lightning, but just one point behind
the 3rd place New York Islanders.
Frederik Anderson has the probable tag for the Maple Leafs. He’s 27-12-2 on the year with a 2.56
GAA and .923 save percentage. Anderson has wins in four of his last five with 14 goals allowed.
John Tavares leads the team in goals with 33, while Mitch Marner is tops with 48 assists.
St. Louis Blues
The Blues have not lost since January 21, a 4-3 road defeat to the Los Angeles Kings. The team is a
perfect 10-0 (3-6-1 O?U) since then and climbing up the conference standings as a result. For the
season, St. Louis is 14-13-2 in home games.
Jake Allen is expected in net tonight. He’s 17-15-4 with a 2.98 GAA and .936 save percentage for the
season. Allen has victories in three of his last while allowing 12 goals. Vladimir Tarasenko has the
team lead in goals with 26, while Ryan O’Reilly is the leader in assists with 38.
Maple Leafs vs. Blues Prediction
These two clubs last hooked up in October with the Blues skating away with a 4-1 road victory. St.
Louis has won the last five meetings in this series and holds an 8-2 edge over the last 10. The Blues
will eventually come back to earth and have their streak snapped, but we don’t see it happening
tonight versus a club that’s in the midst of a lengthy road trip.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. St. Louis Blues Pick: St. Louis Blues -125