The St. Louis Blues came away with a victory last night against the Philadelphia Flyers. While it wasn’t pretty and Ryan Miller was required to stand on his head throughout the contest, the Blues still sacked away another two points and their 51st win of the 2013-14 NHL season.
Not only does that keep them in the race for the Presidents’ Trophy, but it also ties the franchise record for most wins in a single season. They matched the 1999-00 club last night.
With tonight’s win, the Blues have tied a franchise record set in the 1999-2000 season with 51 wins. #stlblues
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) April 2, 2014
Barring a catastrophic collapse down the home stretch, St. Louis will surpass the 51-win mark by a decent clip. They have seven games remaining in the regular season and it seems unlikely that they’ll limp into the playoffs with an 0-7 record in their last few weeks.
Overall, the team will need to clean up defensively—they’ve struggled with their defensive zone coverage over the last few games, and last night they arguably played their sloppiest game of the season—but expecting one more win doesn’t seem over the top.