The CAROLINA and the ST LOUIS will both be gunning for a victory on 11/6/2018 at 8:05 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
CAROLINA HURRICANES vs ST LOUIS BLUES
When: 8:00 PM ET, Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri
|63||CAROLINA||0 (-110)||5.5 -120
TV: 8:05 PM
PREDICTION: ST LOUIS , CAROLINA
Oddsmakers currently have the CAROLINA listed as -105-moneyline favorites versus the ST LOUIS, while the game’s total is sitting at 5.5.
The Carolina Hurricanes opened the season with a flourish, erupting for 22 goals in their first five games (4-0-1) before mustering just 16 during their current 2-6-1 slide. The Hurricanes aim to end a four-game losing skid on Tuesday when they play the third contest of their four-game road trip against the St. Louis Blues.
“You can feel sorry about yourself and hang your head, but nobody cares about that,” Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour told reporters. “We’re going to get back to work and keep trying to get better. That’s the only thing you can do.” Sebastian Aho was held off the scoresheet for the second consecutive contest in Saturday’s 3-0 setback versus Vegas after starting the season with a 12-game point streak (four goals, 13 assists) for the Hurricanes, who mustered just three goals in a pair of losses to the Blues in 2017-18. St. Louis had been keeping scoreboard operators busy with 24 tallies in their previous five games (3-1-1) before dropping a 5-1 decision to Minnesota on Saturday. “We were trending, we were going in the right direction, but we laid an egg there (Saturday). Let’s not kid ourselves. That was a bad one,” Blues coach Mike Yeo told reporters. “Now where are we after that? That’s what I’m anxious to see (in Tuesday’s) game. Are we still trending in the right direction or are we starting at ground zero again?”
TV: 8 p.m. ET, FS Carolinas, FS Midwest (St. Louis)
ABOUT THE HURRICANES (6-6-2): Carolina’s goaltender carousel is expected to turn to either Scott Darling or Curtis McElhinney after fellow netminder Petr Mrazek was unable to practice on Monday due to the lower-body injury he sustained during Friday’s 4-3 overtime loss at Arizona. “I just talked to (Mrazek), and he said he’s feeling better,” Brind’Amour told the media. “I know Petr is not ready to play, but the other two guys are.” Darling has yielded three goals in losses to both Boston (Oct. 30) and Vegas while McElhinney owns a 3-1-0 mark – although his last game action came on Oct. 20 in a 3-1 setback against Colorado.
ABOUT THE BLUES (4-5-3): Ryan O’Reilly tallied against the Wild to give him four goals and eight assists during his seven-game point streak, which is one shy of matching his career best that he set on two different occasions. Vladimir Tarasenko set up O’Reilly on Saturday to give him four goals and one assist in the first four contests of the season-high seven-game homestand. The 26-year-old Russian has also recorded at least one point in four straight encounters with Carolina, registering one goal and four assists in the span.
1. St. Louis has scored a power-play goal in five consecutive contests and 10 of 12 games this season.
2. Carolina captain RW Justin Williams has just two points (two assists) in his last nine outings.
3. Yeo told reporters that Blues C Brayden Schenn did not practice on Monday due to soreness in his upper body and is questionable to play versus the Hurricanes.
PREDICTION: Blues 5, Hurricanes 2