3 upcoming games the St. Louis Blues must win to keep their playoff hopes alive

The St. Louis Blues have 10 games to catch either the Nashville Predators or the Vegas Golden Knights, so you can argue each upcoming matchup is a must-win.

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The Blues must take advantage of their home ice vs. the Oilers on April 1st

Nobody has been tougher to beat since November than the Edmonton Oilers, thanks to Kris Knoblauch coming in and changing the team’s culture. No team in the NHL has a greater points per game output than Edmonton, and only the Florida Panthers have earned more, albeit the Oilers having two games in hand, which gives them the overall edge. 

Luckily for the Blues, they have earned three out of a possible four points so far this season when they played Edmonton. The first occurred on February 15th in a 6-3 win. This was a huge plus for St. Louis, as the rest of the month was not kind to them. 

Following their win at home, St. Louis improved to 29-22-2, good for 60 points, but they also went 1-4-0 over most of the following two weeks. They faced the Oilers again on February 28th, looking to get back on track and taking a point in what was an overtime loss. 

The point didn’t boost their momentum, as the Blues went 2-3-0 to begin March, but they are 6–1-1 since. If they can keep up their winning ways for the rest of the month and beat Edmonton when they see them for the last time this season on April 1st, they will still have a good chance for a postseason run.