I don’t watch the Blues, like, ever, so this is my observation based on the two games we’ve played against them.
They will never win the Cup playing as soft as they do. All the firepower in the world doesn’t matter when you have no fire. I’m not surprised they are regular season heroes but come up small when it counts.
Solid team win, looked a lot like the win over the Isles. Strong start, dominant 2nd, and managed to weather the pushback in the 3rd.
Lots of positives, especially the resurgence of Weal and Konecny.
G, Coots, and Voracek are having amazing seasons. Couturier is on pace for 42 goals. G on pace for 102 points. Crazy good first half.
With Patrick, I wonder if he was used to being considered “fast” in junior, and the fact that he’s slow in the NHL might have him trying to adapt and find the kind of game that will work for him here. This was a weak effort for him after a few solid games before today.
Only 5:36 for Goulbourne, but he was noticeable in a good way. I hope he gets another game.
I wasn’t impressed by Schenn. I imagine this was one of his weaker games this year, but he looks like the same player that left, just surrounded by more talent. Mostly invisible.