Blues vs. Canucks Game 4 Prediction, Stanley Cup Playoff Odds

Sports Interaction Staff | Updated Aug 17, 2020

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It’s a quick transition for the Blues and Canucks as they do battle in the latter half of back-to-back playoff games Monday evening.

St. Louis
42-19-7-3
AT
August 17, 2020, 10:30 PM ET
Rogers Place
Vancouver
36-27-3-3
Puckline -1.5 +187
Moneyline -130
Over / Under o +5.5

33%

Betting Action

67%

Puckline +1.5 -225
Moneyline +110
Over / Under u +5.5

33%

Betting Action

67%

After Brayden Schenn’s overtime winner in Game 3, it’s series on with Vancouver now leading 2-1.

The Blues were desperate for a win as head coach Craig Berube gave Jake Allen the nod over Jordan Binnington in net. The move paid off as Allen stopped 39 of 41 shots in the win. Expect Allen to start Monday, although Berube hasn’t confirmed who will be between the pipes at the time this was published.

Blues vs. Canucks NHL Betting Odds

Special teams have been a huge factor in this series, and it was Vancouver’s conference-best powerplay that only got two chances on Sunday. St. Louis’ league-worst penalty kill still allowed one goal on the two penalty kills they endured, but the key number is just two penalties taken by the Blues.

St. Louis was without star forward Vladimir Tarasenko Sunday after being determined as unfit to play. It’s still unclear whether Tarasenko will re-enter the Blues’ lineup for Game 4. Jordan Kyrou stepped into the lineup in Tarasenko’s absence, and fared well recording three shots in 11:03 of ice time on St. Louis’ second line.

After Sunday’s Game 3, six of the last nine Blues’ games have gone under. Oddsmakers have the Blues as a -130 favourite in Game 4 — St. Louis has been the favourite in all four games.

St. Louis Blues

Aside from Allen’s 39 saves, what was most encouraging for St. Louis was new goal scorers. Schenn’s breakaway winner was his first of the postseason, while defenceman Justin Faulk got the Blues on the board in the second off a backdoor finish for his first of the postseason too.

When push came to shove it was the duo of Ryan O’Reilly and David Perron who were excellent for St. Louis. Perron scored the middle of the Blues’ three goals after roofing a feed from O’Reilly on a two-on-two rush. The goal was Perron’s team-leading fourth in the NHL bubble.

Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver wasn’t generating much during five-on-five action Sunday, which is why their five-game win streak ending wasn’t all so surprising. J.T. Miller found the back of the net in the second period on the man advantage, but once again O’Reilly and the Blues’ top line shut down the J.T. Miller-Elias PetterssonBrock Boeser line during 5-on-5 play. Boeser does not have a shot on goal this series.

That said, it was Pettersson who buried his fourth of the NHL postseason after taking advantage of two Blues’ defenders colliding and turning over the puck while at even strength.

On defence, Jordie Benn made his postseason debut filling in for an injured Tyler Myers.

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