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St. Louis Blues host Vancouver Canucks in hockey action

Vancouver Canucks

St. Louis Blues
7-4-1 October 25, 2013, 08:00 PM | Scottrade Center 5-1-1

The visiting Canucks hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at Scottrade Center against the St. Louis Blues.

The Blues are 5-1-1 so far on the season. The Canucks, meanwhile, are 7-4-1. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen St. Louis go 5-2 and the Canucks go 4-5-3 on the totals.

View Vancouver Canucks vs St. Louis Blues Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, St. Louis sat as -147 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 21-rated Canucks taking on the No. 7-rated Blues in this contest.

Last time out for Vancouver, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Devils on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Canucks at -112 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Jets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Jets at +104 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis's No. 2-ranked offense (3.86 goals per game) against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.92 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 26.92% rate while the Canucks have a 85.71% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Vancouver at Washington, Monday, October 28th
St. Louis at Nashville, Saturday, October 26th