Boston vs St. Louis by 20legend
St.Louis Blues’ center Alexander Steen has been red-hot all season so far with 17 goals and 9 assists in 20 games. He is certainly enjoying his best ever streak through his career with a 13-game point streak, before being goalless for two straight games now. However, he is always shooting a lot as the rest of the team and it is reflected in the fact that St.Louis Blues is one of the highest average scoring teams in the NHL with 3.40 goals per game at the moment.
Boston is on a 14-6-1 record and is extremely good defensively which they show with their 1.76 average goals conceded so far. A big reason is their goalie Tuukka Rask. He has a goal-against average of 1.61 per game and a save percentage of .946. He enjoyed a career-high 43 saves against New York Rangers in their last match on Tuesday and he should be up for another shooting-drill tonight.
Rask has recently told the media that he is best when he gets a lot of shots to stop, rather when it is fewer shots to stop. That should not be a problem tonight and Alexander Steen likes to play against Boston. Steen has five goals and eight assists over his last nine games against Boston Bruins, and he has a point in all of his last four games against Boston Bruins. I think we will see a great match here with a lot of shots. However, Tuukka Rask will make it difficult for Steen and the rest of St.Louis Blues to score a lot tonight. I therefore think that Alexander Steen over 3,5 goals is an interesting pick. He has a total 73 shots on goal (SOG), with 42 SOG in 12 games at home and 31 SOG in 8 games away. In his four latest games, he has made 19 shots with 6 against Colorado, 4 against Carolina, 3 against Washington and 6 against Buffalo. I think that he will try to bounce back from his two pointless games now, and get at least four SOG in the process.
|Alexander Steen over 3,5 shots on goal||Betsafe||1.76||10||2-3 LOST (-10 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.