NHL Hockey Predictions Tonight 1/12/16
New Jersey Devils vs St. Louis Blues
8:00 PM ET, Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Money Line Odds: St Louis -161 / New Jersey +145
NHL Starting Goalies Tonight 1/12/16
- New Jersey Devils -> Keith Kinkaid
Keith Kinkaid will start on Tuesday at St. Louis. The Devils just appear to be giving Cory Schneider a night off. Kinkaid won against the Hurricanes last Tuesday with 28 stops in a 3-2 decision.
- St Louis Blues -> Brian Elliott
Brian Elliott kicked aside 26 shots in the Blues’ 2-1 shootout win against the Kings on Saturday night. With Jake Allen down with a knee injury, Elliott will get the bulk of the starts. He was up to the task Saturday, standing tall on the road and stopping six of seven shots against in the shootout. Elliott has a 2.33 GAA and .919 SV%.
Elliott is 2-4 with a 2.71 goals against average in his career vs the Devils.
New Jersey Devils Preview
New Jersey has always been one of those teams who fly under the radar every season. Which is a good thing, they keep everything in-house and the media stays away.
Devils ranks 4th in goals allowed 2.3 goals per game, 5th in shots allowed 28.1 shots per game and 7th in penalty kill 82.7%.
St Louis Blues Preview
St Louis rank 22nd in the league in scoring, potting just 2.4 goals per game which is the main reason they traded a young promising defenseman for Ryan Johanson. Converting on 21.1% of their power play chances, which is 6th in the league. On defense 10th in goals allowed, giving up 2.4 goals per game and 3rd in penalty kill at 85.6%.
St. Louis will be trying to avoid a third consecutive home defeat by beating New Jersey for the third straight time at Scottrade Center. The Blues won 4-3 in the most recent such meeting Nov. 6, 2014.
New Jersey Devils vs St Louis Prediction 1/12/16
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