After trading punches in their Western Conference semifinal, the St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars will meet in the decisive Game 7 this Wednesday (8 PM ET, NBCSN). Dallas staved off elimination Monday night with a 3-2 victory in Game 6, cashing in as +155 away dogs despite just 14 shots on goal. The road team has won four times in this series – twice in St. Louis, and twice in Dallas.
The big question on everyone’s mind: Will Tyler Seguin suit up for the Stars? He hasn’t played since Game 2 of the opening round versus the Minnesota Wild, when Seguin (33 goals, 73 points during the regular season) was ineffective in his return from a partially torn Achilles tendon. It remains unclear whether he’ll be available for Game 7. Veteran fourth-liner Travis Moen is also iffy for Wednesday’s game with an undisclosed injury.
The Blues are unusually healthy for this time of year, but with Monday’s loss, they fall to 1-3 in elimination games. The lone victory was the game that counted the most: Game 7 of the first round, when they beat the defending Stanley Cup-champion Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 as +100 home dogs.