Fans of the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins are in for a treat this evening. In fact, the entire hockey world is in for a treat this evening. Heading into the Winter Olympic break, could a contest get much better than one featuring one of the best teams in the Western Conference against one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference?
It’s tough to think of a better way to move forward. A victory would be a good start though.
The Blues are coming off of a tough loss to the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday that saw them yield a 3-1 lead in the third period. One has to assume that head coach Ken Hitchcock had some choice words for his team following that meltdown, and it’s reasonable to expect St. Louis to come out fighting with a chance to make a statement against a very good Bruins team.
Boston has only taken two losses in their last nine, and appears to be on a role heading into the Olympic lock down. This is a stern test for the Blues, who will have another chance to prove that they can hang with the NHL’s elite on a nightly basis. They’ve struggled a bit against some of the stronger teams in the league.
Beating Boston would be an outstanding way to shake off that trend. Here’s everything you need to know about tonight’s contest.