Tonights NHL Picks- March 15 2014

Tonights NHL Picks- March 15 2014

The Ducks managed to get past the Avalanche in a 6-4 victory handing us our first loss of the week. We have one pick for Saturday as well as two system picks (sent to members only)

 St.Louis Blues @ Nashville Predators: BLUES in Regulation 2.04

The Blues lead the NHL in points with 97 points, a record of 45-14-7 while the Predators are 12th place in the Western Conference (6th wild card spot) with a mere 68 points. The St.Louis offense is 2nd overall with 3.20 goals per game and put 6 goals on the board against Edmonton on Thursday in a 6-2 victory. The Blues have won 6 of their last 7 games, with the lone loss coming against Dallas in overtime on Tuesday. 5 of the 6 victories for the Blues came in regulation time, and 3 of those wins were by 2 or more goals. The Predators have won three in a row, the most recent coming against Chicago on Friday night, sliding past the Blackhawks 3-2. Their previous opponent was Buffalo (4-1 win) while taking just 24 shots on goal, while allowing 25 shots against. The Predators will need to take plenty of shots if they want to get past Ryan Miller. Miller is confirmed in goal and has won 5 of 6 games with the St. Louis Blues and is 20-22-4 on the season but that record doesn’t do him justice as all but 6 games were with the Sabres. Miller has an 8th overall .924 SV%, and a 2.60 GAA, ranked 23rd. The Blues defense is the 3rd strongest in the League allowing just 2.23 goals against per game and a mere 1.80 goals against per game over their last 10 games. The Predators have been able to score just 2.10 G/G over their last 10 games while allowing 2.60 GA/G. The Nashville offense is 7th worst in the League scoring 2.42 goals per game overall, while their defense is 20th with 2.84 GA/G. The Blues power play is effective 20.8% of the time, the 5th best power play in the League, while their penalty kill is 3rd best at 86.1%. The Predators penalty kill is 24th overall at 80.3%, while their power play is 10th overall (20.4%). Pekka Rinne is listed as probable and if he starts he will be playing on no rest. Rinne is 6-7-1 with a .920 SV% and 2.27 GAA. The Blues allow just 26.3 shots against per game, ranked 2nd overall while the Preds take an average of 29.3 shots per game (21st) and face one of the best goalies in the League. The Predators may have won three in a row, but their luck should run out against the best team in the NHL on Saturday.

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