3. Team Chemistry
Speaking of chemistry, it is not just the top line that has it in spades. The entire Blues roster is playing for the man next to them right now.
During the team’s trip to the Western Conference Finals in 2016, that’s all we heard about. The Blues were playing for each other and the locker room was a fun place to be game in and out.
The talk of this team’s chemistry has us dreaming of similar results come the end of the season. We are hearing similar stories about how close everyone is right now.
Even those of us that do not have access to the locker room can see that chemistry on the ice. You can see every person trying to pick up the next if they are not having the best of games.
Jake Allen has had a great year so far, though some would say his stats could be better and would not be completely wrong. That said, he has made the saves he needs to make and those that he has no business making too. He’s bailed out the defense on several occasions as has Carter Hutton.
The defense is also doing their part. If the offense is struggling or the goaltenders are just a little off, they come up with solid play or manage to clear pucks off the goal line.
Defense not playing so well? Worry not, for the offense is here. The Blues have the most goals in the Western Conference and only a couple teams in the entire league have more.
The November 21 game against Edmonton was a perfect example. The defense had an off night in the third period, but when your team scores eight goals, it takes a lot of the pressure off.
Every season will have some clunkers by the entire team, but they have been few and far between. This team always seems to have a player or two ready to come up with a big performance.