The St. Louis Blues are on the road again, this time in Montreal to take on the Canadiens. Read below to see our game preview and bet of the day.
St. Louis Blues vs Montreal Canadiens game preview
The St. Louis Blues continue their road trip for game two of five consecutive games away from home. The Blues defeated the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night behind a big performance from Vladimir Tarasenko.
St. Louis is headed to Montreal to take on the Canadiens. Montreal played in the Stanley Cup Finals last season against Tampa Bay and now they are currently the worst team in the NHL. The Canadiens currently only have eight wins on the season with a record of 8-33-7.
St. Louis comes in third in the Central Division but they are fourth in the Western Conference. By the end of the evening, St. Louis could be tied for second place in the conference.
Tuesday’s win over Ottawa showcased a vintage Tarasenko performance. With two goals and one assist, Tarasenko earned First Star honors of the game.
This is exactly the season St. Louis had hoped for out of Tarasenko as he leads the team in points with 44, and he is tied for the team lead in goals on the season with 18. Tarasenko is tied with Jordan Kyrou in goals this season. Not trading Tarasenko may be one of the best decisions by Doug Armstrong.
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Ville Husso is starting to make a name for himself as a goalie this season. With Jordan Binnington struggling, Husso has stepped up in a big way. He currently has the best goals-against average in the NHL with an average of 1.89. Husso also leads the league in save percentage (.939).
As St. Louis continues to try and stay healthy, they are fighting to stay in position in the Central Division. Currently sitting in third, it goes to show how tough this division truly is with Colorado, Minnesota, and Nashville.
Montreal is having quite the turnaround from a season ago and not in a good way. No one could have suspected that a team in the Stanley Cup Finals last season would be the worst team in the NHL currently. Not only are they the worst team in the NHL, but through 48 games, they have yet to reach double-digit wins.
Martin St. Louis was named as the interim head coach this last week for the Canadiens. St. Louis started his career in Montreal before spending most of it with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Canadiens have lost their last 10 games and 13 of their last 14. Between three goalies of Jake Allen, Sam Montembeault, and Cayden Primeau, they have yet to find the right answer. Allen has the most games played of the three and he holds the best goals-against average and save percentage.
On the offensive side of the puck, there has not been a lot to write home about for Montreal. Nick Suzuki leads the Canadiens in points, goals, and assists this season.
Of the eight wins on the season for Montreal, five of them have been at home.
Player To Watch
Vladimir Tarasenko is tonight’s player to watch. With three points on Tuesday night, Tarasenko now has six points on four goals and two assists in his last five games.
Game Time Information
Puck Drop: 6 p.m. CST
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal
TV: BSMW, Bally Sports App, ESPN+
Radio: 101.1 ESPN St. Louis, NHL App