The St. Louis Blues will try to even up their Stanley Cup Playoffs series with the Vancouver Canucks on Friday at 6:30 p.m. EST.
The St. Louis Blues find themselves behind the eight-ball heading into Game 2 of their Stanley Cup Playoffs series against the Vancouver Canucks. In Game 1, the reigning Stanley Cup champions allowed three unanswered goals in the third period, to Vancouver, who took Game 1 5-2.
For the Blues, David Perron and Jaden Schwartz provided the scoring in Game 1. Brayden Schenn and Alex Pietrangelo each picked up an assist. Jordan Binnington had a rough night, allowing five goals on just 22 shots on goal.
On the other side of the ice, the Canucks got goals from two goals Bo Horvat and one goal from Elias Pettersson, J.T. Miller, and Troy Stecher. Four of their skaters had at least two points and Jacob Markstrom stopped all but two of the 31 shots he saw.
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According to Odds Shark, here are the lines for this evening’s game.
- VAN: -125
- STL: +145
- Over/under: 5.5 goals
And here are their updated Stanley Cup odds.
- VAN: +2000
- STL: +1100
For the Canucks, Tyler Graovac is on the IR, so he definitely won’t be playing. Neither will Josh Leivo, as he’s on the IR as well. Trade deadline addition Tyler Toffoli is on the IR too. Adam Gaudette is listed as day-to-day. Micheal Ferland is out.
Meanwhile, for the Blues, defenseman Jay Bouwmeester is out with a heart condition. His career is most likely over. Sammy Blais and Ivan Barbashev are both listed as being day-to-day. Neither is very likely to play in Game 2.
No changes are expected to be made in the net. Jordan Binnington is expected to get the start for the Blues, though he could have a quick leash with Jake Allen sitting right behind him as his backup. Jacob Markstrom will be getting the start for the Canucks and Thatcher Demko will serve as his backup.
Live Stream Information
Date: Friday, August 14
Start Time: 6:30 p.m. EST
Venue: Rogers Place
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
TV Channel: NHL Network, SN, FS-MW
Live Stream: Fubo.tv (subscription required but you get a free trial), r/NHL Streams
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Can the Blues battle back to win Game 2? It’s a pretty huge game for them and the Canucks. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. EST, though that could be rescheduled if the Coyotes and Avalanche game goes into overtime.