Carolina-St Louis – BET and STREAM live on Unibet TV from 00.05
The St Louis Blues have bounced back from the 7-1 surprise thrashing they received from New Jersey last week in emphatic fashion by reeling off three wins, and shutting out those same Devils last time out was the perfect revenge.
Carolina too have fresh memories of what it feels like to have a streak abruptly ended but they are yet to have the opportunity to rally. Their own run of four games in a row came to a conclusion courtesy of a 3-0 loss in Montreal on Tuesday.
That was disappointing too as they seemed to be in their most fluent offensive spell of their campaign, but bear in mind those victories all came against clubs around or below them where St Louis are 20 points ahead.
Really the Blues just have too many weapons for the weaker defensive teams of the East as evidenced by their mighty 17-3-1 record versus the opposing conference, so take St Louis over the handicap.
Winnipeg-Vancouver – BET and STREAM live on Unibet TV from 01.35
Canada's two genuine playoff hopes for the Western Conference are looking to deal a blow to the other's chances, and both sides need it but the Canucks need it more.
A win in their most recent road game at Edmonton stopped a five match rot on their travels, but overall they four victories from fourteen January contests which has led to their current loose grip on the all-important eighth place.
Goaltending cost Winnipeg only their second loss in eight earlier this week, but on the plus side there were goals to maintain hot streaks for Mark Scheifele and they look by far the more dynamic attacking side coming into this one.
Persist with the Jets here as despite that loss I'll maintain they are great value with the odds split at 2.50.
Best Bet: St Louis Blues with -1.5 goal handicap at 3.05