Regardless of whether or not the St. Louis Blues are able to defeat the Dallas Stars in a few hours, their dominance over the Central Division as a whole is historic and unprecedented. They are 18-0-1 on the year against Central opponents and—as Craig Custance over at ESPN wrote—”It’s as ridiculous as it is impressive.”
That incredible inter-division record has pushed the Blues to the top of the NHL and has also given them a pretty remarkable streak to boot.
The Blues have won 15 straight against Central Division foes, the longest such single-season streak in NHL history. (H/T @EliasSports)
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 11, 2014
A 15-game divisional win streak is profound, especially when you consider the other quality teams that play in the Central. The Colorado Avalanche don’t seem to have any interest in “coming down to Earth,” and the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks are also in the Central.
St. Louis leads the division by four points now, and is looking to add to that advantage by defeating the Stars. Which would give them a 16-game winning streak against Central opponents while extending their current winning streak to six games. Not a bad time to be a Blue.