3 catastrophic misfortunes that sank the St. Louis Blues season

While the St. Louis Blues aren’t completely out of the 2024 playoff race, their chances of making it to the postseason have grown less than slim.
St Louis Blues v Anaheim Ducks
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Getting swept by the San Jose Sharks was just inexcusable

Suppose the Blues earned all four possible points over their last two matchups against the lowly San Jose Sharks instead of one. Although the Vegas Golden Knights have two games in hand, the Blues would nonetheless be well within striking distance with 90 points, and it would take just a small slip-up from the former to put St. Louis on track to make the race for the second wild card spot far more interesting. 

Likewise, 90 points instead of their current 87 would also have put them just three points behind the Los Angeles Kings as of Monday morning. So, if Vegas clawed back into third in the Pacific Division, the Blues still would have had a good chance for the second wild card spot in a race against LA. 

A couple of weeks back, I penned the Blues then-upcoming matchups with the Oilers, the Predators, and the Hurricanes as the three most important if they wanted to make the playoffs. Never would myself or most of us have thought they would drop the last two games of their season series against the Sharks and earn just one point in the process.