Good morning Blues fans! The St. Louis Blues are back on the right track, but not only are they winning, they are scoring as well.
The St. Louis Blues have returned to their winning ways. Perhaps just as importantly, they have found their scoring touch again.
The Blues have score three or more goals in eight straight games now. So, the question becomes whether it is sustainable or not.
Nothing is for certain in sports though, so that is almost impossible to answer. The New York Rangers had the hottest offense in the league for almost the entire season to this point and have now gone cold.
So, the Blues could return to the doldrums in the blink of an eye. With that said, they seem to have found a comfort level offensively.
They’re getting big contributions from both players they did not expect and the ones that they needed. With the exception of Vladimir Tarasenko, who is scoring but not as often as we demanding fans would like, the entire team has stepped up to the plate.
You’ve got Jaden Schwartz coming to life. He has scored two goals in multiple games now.
David Perron is exceeding early expectations. Sure, he might drop off, but at this point in the season nobody expected him to be second on the team in goals.
The entire fourth line is clicking and playing some big minutes. No, they aren’t going to become natural scorers, but they are producing enough to reward the team for the extra time on the ice.
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The only person not scoring really is Patrik Berglund. Even that can be forgiven because the “Big Swede” is playing with a physical style we all wanted to see from him, but never thought we would.
It’s a total team effort right now. The only scary thing about that is the Blues seem to rise and fall as one, so that does make one worry about when the other shoe might drop.
For now, we can’t concern ourselves with that. We asked for more scoring and are getting it.
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Speaking of the scoring, the Blues are doing plenty of it but also not enough to pull away from teams. Despite their offensive prowess, the Blues have blown leads in their last two games and it is not sitting well with those in the offices. (STLToday)
Robert Bortuzzo has never had any problem fitting into the Blues locker room. He’s actually one of the most liked guys on the team. Sticking in the lineup has been a different story. Given injuries to others and his own recent play, he is hoping to be a more permanent fixture on the lineup card. (Post-Dispatch)
Ville Husso is seen by many as the goaltender of the future for the Blues. Given that hype, there were some shocked by his demotion to the ECHL. He is now looking more comfortable with the North American game and it is showing in his play. (Arch Authority)
Fans are more than tired of seeing their favorite team in the penalty box, especially when it is dumb penalties such as the Blues are taking. Even the players and coaches are getting a little tired as well. (STLToday)
The Blues have been fortunate to have several players, over the years, return from injury and either score a goal or do something special. Jack Eichel did just that in his return to the Buffalo Sabres. (NHL)