Good morning Blues fans! Our favorite hockey team finally emerged from the shadows last night. Whether it was to get a good tan or just for a brief hello remains to be seen.
The St. Louis Blues finally found their offense. The question now, after a summer filled with seeing similar things, is whether they will be feast or famine like their neighbors, the Cardinals, or whether this game finally helped them figure something out.
On the plus side, it was not your usual cast that found the back of the net. Some of the guys that scored are players we wish would join the normal cast of scorers, but just had not yet.
Scoring their second goals of the season were Scottie Upshall, who did his best Brett Hull imitation, and Jaden Schwartz. Nobody expects Upshall to do much scoring, but Schwartz is definitely someone the Blues need to step up and help more in the droughts the team just went through.
David Perron may have scored his fourth of the season, but it had been awhile for him as well. He had a hat trick for the other three, so goals have been few and far between for the man apparently dubbed “Frenchie” on social media.
Going forward, we just have to figure out whether this is going to be something repeatable or whether it was just one feel good game.
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Clearly, we all hope for the former. One thing that backs up the idea of it happening again is that the Blues have done it earlier in the year and just got into bad habits.
Their work was finally rewarded. They got to the center of the zone for shots and hit people and went to the dirty areas.
You are going to have games where the body is just not willing or the mind. It happens. The Blues just need to avoid more streaks where those sorts of things pile up.
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For those that want to relive the game, but don’t have the time to watch a full replay, you can always check out the league’s recap of the game. It is chalk full of highlights. (NHL)
I’ll admit, dangerous I know, I am a fan of Ken Hitchcock. That said, he usually has found a way to keep Ryan Reaves out of the lineup for long stretches at a time in the past. This year, Reaves and the entire fourth line, when healthy, have provided some of the team’s most consistent play. (STLToday)
Speaking of Reaves, he had some gold after the game. His dry wit is always a joy to listen to. Jake Allen and coach Hitchcock were also in the post-game interviews. (Blues)
Of course, it seems like the Blues can never have nothing but good come of their games. Joel Edmundson was the sour note for this contest as he missed almost all of it after being injured early in the game. Right after sending Brad Hunt back to the AHL, the Blues will have to decide who to bring up again. (Arch Authority)
The loss to the Blues was not the only bad news for the Colorado Avalanche. Earlier in the day, they found out one of their former players, Marek Svatos, had passed away at the all-too young age of 34. Svatos briefly featured for the Blues in the preseason of 2010 before being taken off waivers by Nashville. (Mile High Sticking)
Have a great day Blues fans. Enjoy the fruits of a fun filled win.