Last night, folks figured that the Wild would be a challenge for the Blues, seeing as how they were still playing for home ice advantage in the playoffs. The Blues, on the other hand, are locked into fourth place with nowhere to go. That is decidedly not how it went.
To be fair, the Blues have gotten a lot out of Sanford in his three and half seasons in St. Louis. He was the 61st-overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft. The return on that deal has turned out to be solid, but Sanford has been disappointing this season, no doubt,” The Hockey Writers’ Carter reported.
SLATE PREVIEW Colorado should provide the main building blocks for most lineups, as the team's heavily favored at home against the Kings in a game the Avalanche need to win to secure the West division crown. Calgary's the second-biggest favorite at home against the Canucks, and that game's tied with the Minnesota-St. Louis toss-up for the night's highest over/under at 6.0 goals.