NHL Predictions: Nov. 11 with St. Louis Blues vs Nashville Predators

St. Louis Blues vs Nashville Predators
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Welcome back to another day of NHL Predictions. Each day, Last Word on Hockey takes a look at the games that are happening and gives our predictions for each one. Breaking down head-to-head and other factors that may play in. We also have a featured game of the day, which is considered must-watch TV. Today’s featured game is the St. Louis Blues vs Nashville Predators.

NHL Predictions with St. Louis Blues vs. Nashville Predators

St. Louis Blues vs Nashville Predators

Head-to-Head: Blues 0-0 Predators

The St. Louis Blues are coming off a 3-2 shootout win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday that if it weren’t for starting goaltender Jordan Binnington, they probably wouldn’t have even gotten one point, let alone two. The Blues defence struggled with Torey Krug and Niko Mikkola on the COVID-19 list. Ryan O’Reilly was only in his second game back from the list after missing four. He didn’t look like he was completely himself again yet. The Blues were also without Kyle Clifford and Ville Husso, who are on the list, and Brayden Schenn, who is injured, but they found a way to win anyway.

This will be the second game in a back to back for the Nashville Predators, who played the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night in Dallas. They then have to travel to St. Louis. The Predators aren’t far behind the Blues in the standings, but the Blues being off Wednesday and coming off a daring win should give them the advantage.

Prediction: 3-1 Blues.

Ottawa Senators vs Los Angeles Kings

Head-to-Head: Senators 0-0 Kings

The Senators head into this matchup on a five-game losing streak, while the Kings have won their past six. The Kings have been battling for points, with three of those past six wins coming in overtime or a shootout. The Kings’ leading scorer, Anze Kopitar, has seven goals and eight assists for 15 points in 13 games.

The Senators have only been able to get one point out of their past five games, when they took the Minnesota Wild to overtime Nov. 2nd. The Senators only have one player so far who has hit the one point per-game average and that is Drake Batherson, who has 12 points in 12 games. If the Sens want a chance to end their losing streak, they’ll need more production from the rest of their offence.

Prediction: 3-2 Kings.

Detroit Red Wings vs Washington Capitals

Head-to-Head: Red Wings 1-0 Capitals

The last time these two teams faced off against each other was Oct. 27th. The Red Wings came out on top in overtime. The Red Wings also come into the game on a three-game winning streak, beating the Edmonton Oilers, Vegas Golden Knights, and Buffalo Sabres.

The Capitals are coming off of a 5-3 win over the Sabres on Monday. Surprisingly, the two teams enter the matchup with 16 points each. The Capitals have only played 12 games, while the Red Wings have played 14. The Red Wings are playing better than expected so far, and the Capitals have been without T.J. Oshie.

This game should be closer than expected, if you were to guess at the beginning of the season.

Prediction: 3-2 OT Capitals.

Winnipeg Jets vs San Jose Sharks

Head-to-Head: Sharks 2-0 Jets

The Jets and Sharks have played each other twice already this season, with the Sharks coming out on top both times. Both were one-goal games, winning 4-3 on Oct. 16th and 2-1 on Oct. 30th in overtime.

The Jets and Sharks are two other teams who enter the game tied in points, with 15 each. They’ve both played 12 games. The Sharks won their last game 4-1 against the Calgary Flames on Monday night, while the Jets have lost their past two. But as previously mentioned, the Jets would have beaten the Blues on Monday night if it weren’t for Binnington and they will likely enter this matchup a bit angry. They might also be boosted by the return of Paul Stastny. And the Sharks don’t have a Binnington.

Prediction: 4-2 Jets.

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