The St. Louis Blues are the hottest team in the NHL, and they are charging up the playoff standings in the Western Conference. The Blues will be looking for their 11th straight win when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night. Toronto has been playing some great hockey in their own right, winning six of their last eight games to stay in the playoff race in the Eastern Conference. The Blues have played their way out of the Wild Card position in the Western Conference and into third place in the Central division with 67 points. Toronto sits in third place in the Atlantic Division with 75 points on the season, and are just one point in back of Boston for second place.
Blues vs. Maple Leafs Odds
The St. Louis Blues are -110 in this matchup against the Maple Leafs. The over/under for total goals scored is set at 6.0 goals.
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Blues vs. Maple Leafs Head to Head
This is the second and final meeting between the Blues and Maple Leafs this season. St. Louis won the only other meeting, coming away with a 4-1 victory in Toronto earlier this season.
Blues vs. Maple Leafs Stats
St. Louis does one thing extremely well this season, and that is limit the scoring opportunities for their opponents. The Blues are giving up just 2.78 goals per game this season, and have recorded three straight shutouts during this winning streak. Vladimir Tarasenko leads the Blues with 26 goals this season, while Ryan O’Reilly leads the team with 38 assists and 60 points. Goalie Jordan Binnington has won 12 of his 14 starts and is posting a 1.58 goals against average.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are the fourth-highest scoring team in the NHL so far this season, averaging 3.55 goals per game. Center John Tavares leads the team with 33 goals while center Mitch Marner leads the team with 48 assists and 69 points. Goaltender Frederik Andersen has been the main man in net for the Maple Leafs, winning 27 games with a 2.56 goals against average.
Blues vs. Maple Leafs News
St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington won his eighth straight start on Sunday, setting a new franchise record for consecutive wins by a rookie goaltender. Binnington is also just the fourth goalie in NHL history to win 12 of his first 14 starts in net. The Blues assigned Sammy Blias back to San Antonio after he made just one appearance with the team.
Left Winger Andreas Johnsson missed the Maple Leafs last game with a leg injury, but could return for this matchup against the Blues. Look for the Toronto Maple Leafs to be active buyers in advance of the 2019 Trade Deadline to try and shore up their roster for a deep playoff run.
Blues vs. Maple Leafs Predictions
Both the Blues and Maple Leafs are playing terrific hockey of late, and this should be a terrific matchup. Toronto is lethal on offense, but they are running into a team that doesn’t give up many goals in St. Louis. I’m gonna go with the home team in this game, and pick the Blues to win their 11th straight game. Bet the St. Louis Blues over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.