Red Wings vs. Blues (+180, 5)
The Blues are coming off a nasty nine-game road trip that took them west, east, and back home again where they’ll face divisional rival Detroit tonight.
St. Louis lost eight games during the trip and the team is coming off a physical overtime loss to the Blackhawks two nights ago. Expect some tired legs on defense, which isn’t good against a team that hasn’t been held to fewer than three goals in any of its last four.
Pick: over five goals
Boston vs. Toronto (-135, 5 1/2)
There was no line out Tuesday morning for this game but we thought it was important to mention anyway. The Bruins hold the last playoff spot in the East with Toronto trailing by just four points, so we should see a dogfight.
The reason the line was delayed is because there is some major star power missing. Mats Sundin is out for the Leafs and Marc Savard and Andrew Ference are out for the Bs.
Toronto swept a back-to-back set against the Bruins a week ago, so expect this one to get feisty. The two clubs meet again Thursday night.
Vancouver vs. Calgary (-125, 5)
The Canucks’ MVP has a little distraction right now. Goalie Roberto Luongo is expecting his wife to have their first child in the first week of April when the Canucks play their last four games of the season.
The problem with that is, Vancouver is fighting for its playoff life right now. The club is just three points ahead of ninth-place Edmonton and just three points behind the Minnesota Wild for top spot in the Northwest Division.
Chances are, Luongo will be off to South Florida where is wife is whenever she has their baby. And proper thing. But her pregnancy has had some complications and it has to be on the goalie’s mind as the due date gets closer.
You wouldn’t know it, judging by the four goals he’s allowed over the past three games. But it’s something to keep in mind, not just for tonight’s game, but also for the remainder of the season.
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