St. Louis Blues at Vancouver Canucks - NHL Betting Playoffs

NHL betting playoffs action on Wednesday has the Vancouver Canucks hosting the St. Louis Blues in the first game of their best-of-seven game series.

Gamblers who bet on NHL Playoffs games might take a look at the underdog Blues, especially considering their recent play.

NHL betting playoffs stats tell us the Blues and Canucks split their four regular season meetings. Both teams have excellent goaltenders as the Canucks have Roberto Luongo while the Blues have Chris Mason. Vancouver could make a run in NHL betting playoffs action because of Luongo and the Canucks have more than just the man in goal. Vancouver has the Sedin brothers and they have Mats Sundin. The question for Vancouver is toughness and it that category they could be in trouble in this NHL betting playoffs matchup against the Blues.

The Blues have been the surprise team in hockey this season. They live and die with hard work and dedication and that is the recipe to win in NHL betting playoffs action. The Blues have the third best penalty killing in the league as NHL betting playoffs numbers show. They also have a power play that ranks in the top 10 as NHL betting playoffs stats show. St. Louis is full of talented young players but they also have veterans Keith Tkachuk and Andy McDonald. The key though for the Blues in this NHL betting playoffs series will be Mason. He is capable of outplaying Luongo and that will probably be necessary if the Blues are to win this NHL betting playoffs matchup.

Gamblers who bet on NHL Playoffs action will notice that Vancouver was 17th in the league on the power play this season while the Blues were 8th. Two of the key players in terms of NHL betting playoffs scoring in this series could be Vancouver's Henrik Sedin who ranked eighth in the league with 60 assists this season and St. Louis' Brad Boyes who tied for fifth in the league with 16 power play goals. Boyes was second in the league with 11 game-winning goals while Henrik Sedin tied for seventh in the league with eight game-winning goals as NHL betting playoffs numbers indicate.

Gamblers who bet on NHL Playoffs games will notice that Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin led the Canucks with five points in four games against the Blues this year while Patrik Berglund led the Blues with six points in four games against the Canucks this year.

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