The St. Louis Blues continue their homestand with a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Will the Blues continue their home-point streak? Check out our preview on the Blues vs Maple Leafs.
Blues vs Maple Leafs
With a record of 22-10-5, the St. Louis Blues host the Toronto Maple Leafs who carry a record of 23-9-3. The Blues bring a home record of 15-3-2 into this game, as they have a point in each of their last 13 home games (12-0-1). The Blues beat the Seattle Kraken on Thursday night, a league-best 13th come from behind win this season. Needless to say, the Blues are playing very good hockey as of late.
This is the first trip for the Toronto Maple Leafs to St. Louis this season. The Blues were supposed to play in Toronto before Christmas but that game was postponed by the NHL. Toronto with 43 points on the season currently sits in third place in the Atlantic Division.
Tonight’s game is scheduled for a 6 p.m. puck drop. You can watch this game on Bally Sports Midwest, the Bally Sports app, or listen on 101.1 ESPN St. Louis.
The Blues had more unfortunate news on Saturday as they had to add Pavel Buchnevich to the COVID list after he tested positive on Friday. Buchnevich scored the game-winning goal on Thursday night for the Blues. Buchnevich is tied with Jordan Kyrou and Vladimir Tarasenko for the most goals with 14, and he is second on the team in total points.
Jordan Kyrou was named to the All-Star roster for the Central Division this last week. All-Star Weekend is set for Feb. 4-5 in Las Vegas. At 23 years old, Kyrou will be making his first All-Star appearance.
Robert Thomas has been put on the “Last Men In” vote for All-Star Weekend. Thomas this season leads the Blues in assists with 24. Fans can go to NHL.com/vote to place their votes and to help send Thomas to Las Vegas. The Blues social media team has come together with the Ottawa Senators and the Calgary Flames to vote for all three of Brady and Matthew Thachuck and Rober Thomas.
Maple Leafs Notes
Auston Matthews is off to another great start this season, leading the Maple Leafs in goals and points. With 38 points and 24 goals on the season, Matthews is having a stand-out season trying to lead the Maple Leafs to a playoff appearance. Matthews has been named to his fourth All-Star Team this season.
William Nylander and John Tavares are also having good seasons for the Maple Leafs. They both have scored over 30 points this season. To add to the good start for the Maple Leafs, goalie Jack Campbell has a great record of 18-5-3 on the season. Campbell was named to the All-Star Team for his play this season as well.
Blues vs Maple Leafs Odds and Lines
Spread: Toronto -1.5
Money Line: Toronto -195
Colten’s Bet of the Day: Auston Matthews Any Time Scorer -115
St. Louis Blues Inactives
The Blues currently have six players on the COVID list. Colton Parayko, David Perron, Scott Perunovich, Vladimir Tarasenko and Brayden Schenn all currently are on the COVID list. The amount of playings going on and off of the COVID list has been less than ideal for the St. Louis Blues.
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