NHL Prediction: Vancouver Canucks vs St. Louis Blues on 22.08.2020
One of the most spectacular series in this playoff is between Vancouver and St. Louis, in which the sixth match will take place. Will the Canucks go further? Let’s find out.
Vancouver has one of the most dramatic episodes ever. At first, they led the series with a score of 2-0, after which they lost two games in a row, and in the previous meeting, they snatched a victory with a score of 4-3, having made a real comeback. Before the middle of the match, Travis Green’s team was behind 1-3, but then started to have fun and played the end of the second period flawlessly, scoring three goals.
We emphasize that Tyler Motte scored the first and last goals in that game, and Jakob Markström played almost the best game in the playoffs, reflecting 36 shots. Now the psychological advantage in the sixth meeting will be on the side of the Canucks, and they need to use it wisely. We emphasize that constant pressure from the team forces the Blues to make mistakes.
St. Louis Blues
St. Louis put themselves in an awkward position, although it seemed that everything was starting to improve. A slight loss of concentration has led to the fact that now the Blues are catching up. Note that, unlike Vancouver, the team has never scored more than three goals per game, and if it fails four times in defense, it will be almost impossible for them to recoup.
However, we recall that in the previous match Craig Berube’s men managed to excel on the powerplay, and Zach Sanford scored the goal. But, in general, the third periods remain their weakness.
Vancouver Canucks – St. Louis Blues prediction
We think that Vancouver’s attack is already used to the Blues’ defence and is capable of opening it more than twice per game. Besides, the psychological advantage in the upcoming contest will be on the side of the Canucks, as they made a comeback in the previous match and they only have to take one step before reaching the next round. Considering these factors, we suggest betting on Vancouver to win.