6* Saturday NHL STL/DAL
St. Louis vs. Dallas,
01/26/2013 20:00 EDT,
Score: 4 - 3
Money Line: -126 St. Louis
The Dallas Stars host the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. Dallas is coming off a 3-2 overtime loss to Chicago, while St. Louis shutout Nashville their last time out, 3-0.
St. Louis lost the first game in their season series with Dallas a year ago. Before the teams would meet again, the Blues brought in Ken Hitchcock as their new head coach, a move that propelled the team to the top of the Western Conference.
Along the way, the team won all three of their meetings with Dallas, with Jaroslav Halak compiling a 1.67 GAA and .938 save percentage in those three games.
The signing of Jamie Benn means a lot for the Stars, but he will not be able to play in this game as he waits to obtain his work visa. Cristopher Nilstorp will be in goal for the Stars in what will be his second NHL start. He’ll have his hands full trying to stop another rookie, who has been one of the pleasant surprises thus far in the NHL season.
Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko has burst onto the scene with four goals and two assists in his first four games in the NHL.
The Blues are 3-0 in the last three meetings between these teams. Take St. Louis.
6* Play on St. Louis Blues -126