3 ways the St. Louis Blues can maximize their chances to reach the NHL playoffs

The St. Louis Blues are still well behind in the wild card race, but they still have hope to reach the NHL playoffs in 2024 if they can improve three areas of their game.

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Quite a few teams find themselves on the outside of the two wild card spots in the Eastern and Western Conferences, and the St. Louis Blues are one of them, six points behind the Vegas Golden Knights for that second spot in the West. Sitting so many points out at this time of the year seems bleak, but it’s also not over for the Blues if they start playing better hockey.

That hasn’t been the case lately, as St. Louis is just 8-8-1 since the All-Star Break. They have also had a tough time finding the back of the net all season, with 187 goals scored in 66 games, good for a meager 2.83 goals per. 

But this hasn’t entirely been a bad season for the Blues, since they have had stretches when they were a top 10 team in the NHL. No, that hasn’t been the case since their 4-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on February 13th, but in the preceding months, the Blues showed us that this lineup is capable of winning often. 

St. Louis Blues can still maximize their chances to make the NHL playoffs

Note the keyword: Maximize. Right now, time isn’t on the Blues side, as they must revert to their winning ways from earlier in the season, hope the Golden Knights hit another rough patch, that the Minnesota Wild and the Nashville Predators fall back into mediocrity, and that the Seattle Kraken avoid making another run. 

It’s a lot to ask, but anything can happen during these final few weeks of what has been a long but exciting season. So, how can the Blues maximize their chances of stealing a wild card spot this April? 

Keep reading to discover three things they must start doing right now to put themselves in a position to shock the NHL universe.