Head-to-Head: St. Louis Blues vs Nashville Predators
St. Louis Blues Head-to-Head Nashville Predators Craig Berube Head Coach John Hynes 33-17-7 (2nd in Central Division) Standing 33-20-4 (4th in Central Division) Leaders Jordan Kyrou (55) Points Roman Josi (61) Jordan Kyrou (22) Goals Matt Duchene (29) Robert Thomas (34) Assists Roman Josi (46) Justin Faulk (34) +/- Alexandre Carrier (19) Vladimir Tarasenko (3. 17) Shots (Per Game) Roman Josi (3. 51)
Why Might the St. Louis Blues Win?
The Blues are the underdogs but have been better than the Predators at many points this season. The Blues need to concentrate on drawing penalties, and slowing down Roman Josi’s and Matt Duchene.
The Blues have the third-best power-play unit in the NHL. They convert on over 25% of their power-plays. They must draw penalties to give themselves an advantage. The Predators have Juuse Saros as their goalie and they need to take out his power-play shots.
The duo of Josi-Duchene duo is one of the best in the league. They have combined for 44 goals and 71 assists. Their combined power-play is particularly deadly. They have a combined 19 goals and 24 assists on the power-play. To win, the Blues must focus on their players and slow down.
Why Might the Nashville Predators win?
The Predators are the favorites but have a questionable defense at times. They must limit the Blues’ shot and avoid penalties.
The Blues do not shoot that much, but the Predators give up 31.4 shots per game. This isn’t a lot, but it’s too many. Predators must play better defense and reduce the number of shots.
The Predators commit a lot of penalties. They have 713 PIM, 233 more PIM than the Blues. They must play smarter, and they should avoid any penalties. The Blues are very powerful on power-play and they will be facing them.
Blues Key Player: (C) Jordan Kyrou
Jordan Kyrou is the star of this team. He has 22 goals, 33 assists, and a +/- of 11.
Kyrou is unstoppable with the puck and commands a lot of attention. Because he is so visible, it can open up opportunities for his team.
In this game Kyrou will have to be keenly aware of his opportunities. Kyrou must take control and step up.
Predators Key Player: (D) Roman Josi
Roman Josi is not a prototypical defenseman. This Swiss veteran is a skilled shooter and can make the right passes. Josi only has 15 goals, but he has 46 assists to go along with them.
Josi is a leader on the ice and leads the Predators in TOI at 25: 09. Blues defence should be cautious about him scoring, as he makes only 7.8% of his shots. However they must cut down on his passing lanes. He will be credited with two assists if they don’t.
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How to Watch St. Louis Blues vs Nashville Predators
St. Louis Blues vs Nashville Predators Information What St. Louis Blues vs Nashville Predators Where Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee When Saturday, March 12, 12: 30 PM EST How to Watch NHL Network