After watching their teammate Rich Peverley collapse on the bench last night which resulted in the Dallas-Columbus game being postponed, the Stars need to focus on the red-hot St. Louis Blues tonight. That’s way easier said than done. Dallas has lost 7 of their last 8 meetings and has been outscored 14-5 during their 5-game road losing streak in St. Looey. Tim Thomas will be making his Dallas starting debut, while Ryan Miller and his 4-0 record for his new team will man the St. Louis pipes. It will be tough for Dallas to get up for this game, as Miller should be a “stonewall”.
The New York Rangers have now won 2 straight since acquiring Martin St. Louis, so the Carolina Hurricanes should have their hands full. Henrik Lundqvist has been stellar in his last 6 starts against the Canes, all wins with a 1.47 GAA. Meanwhile, Carolina is in a huge funk, enduring a 1-7 stretch, but now turns to Cam Ward(LIKELY), who has been mediocre at best while Anton Khudobin has stolen his top job. The “King’s” men are streaking, so look for an easy win.
The sizzling Maple Leafs are coming into the “Shark Tank”, winning three straight and posting a 14-3-3 record since mid-January. After emerging victorious 3-1 in Anaheim, the Sharks should put up a tougher fight. They have been a different team since the return of Logan Couture, winning 6 of last 8 games. They have also owned the Leafs lately, topping them in 6 of last 7 meetings. Jonathan Bernier has been “hot”, but this Leaf will wilt to San Jose’s dangerous offense.
Ryan Miller, St. Louis vs. Dallas
Henrik Lundqvist, NYR @.Carolina
Antti Niemi, San Jose vs. Toronto
Jhonas Enroth, Buffalo vs. Nashville
DAILY GOALIE PICKS
Steve: (82-49) Ryan Miller
Ray: (74-57) Martin Brodeur
Mike: (60-47) TBA