Blues Need Home Advantage And Strong Play To Stay Alive In The Stanley Cup Playoffs

St. Louis BluesMandatory Credit: Jeff Le-USA TODAY Sports
St. Louis BluesMandatory Credit: Jeff Le-USA TODAY Sports /

The 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs are officially in full swing and hockey fans everywhere have been glued to their televisions or are back in person watching the excitement unfold. The St. Louis Blues currently are through the first two games of their first round series against the Colorado Avalanche and trail two games to none in the series.

After an embarrassing 4-1 loss in game one and a late come from behind 6-3 loss in the game two, St. Louis currently finds themselves heading home for games three and four.  They know now their season could be over come this Sunday.

St. Louis has, without a doubt, dug themselves into a hole and their backs are against the wall. The team will need a lot to go right if they want to stop the red-hot Avalanche and Nathan MacKinnon who currently has five goals and two assists for seven points in just two games so far.

What St. Louis Needs To Get Back In The Series

St. Louis will have the benefit of knowing that they will be playing the next two games at home in front of 9,000 fans after being approved to increase fan capacity to nearly 50%. While home advantage will help any team down 2-0 in their series, St. Louis hasn’t quite played their best on home ice. This season the team has posted a record of 12-11-5 for 29 points in 28 games at Enterprise Center.

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Nevertheless St. Louis’ players know how crucial playing in front of their home crowd is and the energy they bring which the team will need to utilize. St. Louis is also going to need everyone to step up offensively and defensively.

In games one and two so far, goalie Jordan Binnington has had to keep the team in the game. In game two especially, the Blues found themselves trailing early, only to find their footing late in the second and get themselves back into the game.

Despite the late game surge, the Blues ultimately were unable to keep the sustained pressure off from the Avalanche. This has to change if St. Louis wants to make this a series again.

They have to get going early and avoid failing behind if they want to steal a win in this series. One thing is for certain, St. Louis needs strong play and home advantage if they want to steal a game or two and make this a series again.

The fans are going to be there and do their part by making it as noisy as nine thousand can. The players need to do their part now.

It won’t be easy. The Blues already know they’re down two defenders with Justin Faulk and Robert Bortuzzo definitely out and a couple others are game time decisions.

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All eyes will be on for game three tonight from St. Louis at 8:30 PM CT. The season is most definitely on the line.