St. Louis Blues Playoff Memories, the Good, the Bad, and (Mostly) Ugly

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The St. Louis Blues made it into the playoffs plenty of times over the next decade, but it wasn’t until 1986 that I had my first chance to see live action at the old Checkerdome, at the age of 13, as the Blues beat the Minnesota North Stars and Toronto Maple Leafs en route to a Norris Division title.

The Blues took each series that year to the maximum, and in the Campbell Conference Finals they trailed the Calgary Flames 3-games to 2 heading into Game 6. Calgary appeared to have beaten St. Louis into submission with a 5-2 lead and only 12-minutes remaining in the 3rd period, but the Blues roared back in what is now known as The Monday Night Miracle, beating the Flames 6-5 in overtime to live another day.

Ultimately though, the Flames (featuring former Blue Joe Mullen and future Blue Al MacInnis) would prevail, winning Game 7 to eliminate the Blues.

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