St. Louis failed to defend the league title last year and lost defense leader Alex Pietrangelo in the offseason. But the Blues still have a very decent squad, even if they continue to bypass without the injured Vladimir Tarasenko.
So far, they have scored five points in four fights, all very different. Among them was a crushing defeat to Colorado with a score of 0: 8, but there was also a confident victory over the powerful « avalanches » with a score of 4: 1, and both matches with San Jose were also held according to different scenarios.
Los Angeles continues to rebuild and is unlikely to count on getting into the playoffs. They won only one of four fights, but two defeats were in extra time. All of the Kings’ matches have been played on their own ice, where they have been much stronger in past seasons than away.
The Blues won three consecutive games against Los Angeles with a total score of 13: 3 and got more rest per day than guests. Even with progress, the “kings” have not yet reached the level of the ice owners, so they are unlikely to be able to score points in this confrontation.