Forward Line Three: Alex Steen–Tyler Bozak–Robert Thomas
This was a line that the Blues used a decent amount earlier in the season but abandoned after a couple of weeks. Personally, I loved the way that this line worked together.
Tyler Bozak and Robert Thomas make a great possession duo combining their faceoff ability with their ability to skate well with the puck. This was also a line that got Alex Steen’s offense kick-started for a time.
I wrote an article about this line five months ago that will give a little bit of backstory on why I think this will be the Blues’ third line. In summary, there was a five-game stretch where Steen posted six points, Bozak posted five points, and Thomas posted four.
They seem to play a complementary style. They’re all workhorses, but have skill to go along with it. If they get it going like they were earlier this year, we could easily have the best third line in the NHL playoffs.