3 players who must step up for the St. Louis Blues last stand to make the NHL Playoffs

The St. Louis Blues still have a slim chance to make the NHL Playoffs as the final two weeks of the 2023-24 season have arrived.
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Alright, this is it for the St. Louis Blues. With just 84 points, they have just six more games to catch the Los Angeles Kings (91 points) for the second wild card spot, and that will require this group to play their absolute best hockey. 

Some players have already gotten a head start on that and helped ignite this late-season surge, even if that surge was nonexistent last night. Now, they need everyone wearing a blue and gold uniform to step up if they’re to end this respectable late-season run with a spot in the NHL Playoffs. A few players, however, need to bring their A-Game and take it even higher. 

One notable name is captain Brayden Schenn, who needs to keep leading the charge through this pivotal time of the year. Schenn is still a productive player in this league, and arguably the most respected voice in the locker room, and few will make a larger impact both on and off the ice for this hockey team. 

Several St. Louis Blues players must step up in last-second run toward NHL Playoffs

Schenn doesn’t just have 15 years’ worth of games on his NHL resume; he was also there when the Blues won the Stanley Cup in 2019, and he knows exactly what it will take for this team to sneak its way into that final playoff spot. Luckily, he’s been setting a sensational example lately, one that included a two-goal performance in the Blues overtime win over the Edmonton Oilers

But Schenn isn’t the only player who needs to keep playing more than just a solid game. There are a few others who have been outstanding contributors this season, but if the Blues plan on earning a playoff berth, this trio must rise above and play better hockey than they have at any other time of the year.