Tonight the St. Louis Blues are set to take on the Chicago Blackhawks and there’s a lot at stake. Not only will St. Louis be able to extend their lead in the Central by remaining unbeaten in regulation against inter-division foes, but they will have the chance to lock up a playoff spot as well.
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) March 19, 2014
Moreover, the Blues will be looking to maintain a four-game winning streak over their rival that dates back to last season. With a win tonight, they’ll have taken all four contests in the 2013-14 campaign and the final one of the lockout-shortened 2013 season. Not too shabby of a showing against the defending Stanley Cup champions.
This contest will be on national television and there’s no reason to think that either club will come out flat. Chicago played (and lost) last night and have only one win in their last four outings, but a chance to take a four-point game against the Blues should be enough to get the best out of the ‘Hawks.
All statistics appear courtesy of NHL.com unless otherwise stated and are accurate through games played on March 18.