Stanley Cup Playoffs: NHL Saturday Preview

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D.S. Williamson

April 26th, 2019

The Columbus Blue Jackets and the Boston Bruins face off, and the Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues go at it, in a pair of Game 2 NHL matchups Saturday.

Dallas Stars (+120) at St. Louis Blues (-140), 3 p.m. ET, NBC

St. Louis will look to make it three wins in a row. The key for the Blues could again be top goal scorer Vladimir Tarasenko, whose two goals were the difference in a 3-2 Game 1 win.

The Blues are undefeated in their last five Saturday games, 6-0 in their last six home games against a team with a losing road record, and the favorite is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams.

NHL Free Pick: Blues -140

Columbus Blue Jackets (+120) at Boston Bruins (-145), 8 p.m. ET, NBC

Columbus can take a lot of positives away from its Game 1 overtime loss. The Blue Jackets even took the lead in the third period, after Boston seemed to have everything in control.

The Blue Jackets are 7-1 in their last eight road games, 5-1 in their last six as an underdog, and 6-1 in their last seven games playing on a day of rest.

But the home team is 7-2 in the last nine meetings between the two teams, and the Blue Jackets are 1-4 in their last five trips to Boston.

NHL Free Pick: Bruins -145