In recent years the Blues have had the Bruins' number as they have won 7 of the last 10 meeting. Of the last 5 meetings, 4 of the games have ended in a shootout. When the Bruins hosted the Blues on November 21st, the result would fit into this trend as the Bruins lost to the Blues via a shootout.
Tonight's net-minders are expected to be Jaroslav Halak (GAA 2.27) and Tuukka Rask (GAA 2.09). The Blues have scored on 23% of their power plays this season. While this is only slightly better than the Bruins 20.8%, the Blues have had 37 more opportunities this season. In my opinion, the key to the Bruins walking away winners tonight and making St. Louis sing the blues is to get the first goal and don't get drawn into any cheap penalties.