St. Louis (28-14-6, 3rd in the Central), now in the midst of a 3-game Canadian road trip, will try and rebound from a humiliating loss to Montreal two nights ago when they face a much more formidable opponent in Toronto (32-12-3, 3rd in the Atlantic).
The Blues have been one of the NHL's highest-scoring teams of late, so they should pose a challenge to the Leafs. St. Louis is also rested since this is just their 5th game in February.
As for Toronto, they've won 8 of their last 10 games and are always tough at home.
The puck drops at 7 pm ET.
OPINION (courtesy of Pointspreads.ca):
While Toronto is clearly one of the top teams in the East, oddsmakers may not be giving St. Louis nearly enough credit. The Blues are attractively priced at +145 at Spreads.ca (the Leafs are -170).
While we do agree the Leafs rightly deserve to be laying odds, we also think the Blues have some value.
Coming off a really bad game in Montreal, St. Louis should rebound here with a much better effort. We'll take the underdog.