At least one person on the team was taking the loss badly.
The Blues got beat at their own game Wednesday night in
The Hawks were simply more physical than the Blues all over the ice in a 3-1 win over
Here’s the weird part: It could have been worse. The Blues killed off six consecutive
“Not our best effort. We didn’t want to shoot the puck. Feet weren’t going for 40 minutes. We had a better try there in the third but it was a case of too little too late,” assistant coach Rick Wamsely told Dan McLaughlin after the game on Fox Sports Midwest. “We just sometimes refused to shoot it. Sometimes we think there’s a better play and when you don’t have anything going, one way to get it going is to shoot it form anywhere and to jump on the rebound.
“We just never got it going.”
Coming into the game the Blues were 12-5-4 against the Central while
"Everybody's wanting to pat them on the back right now and where are we?"
Those kinds of comments seem kind of prophetic if you ask me. It was such a relief to see the Blues finally sitting in a playoff position after the team had been pushing so hard for so many weeks, maybe it was natural for a letdown.
The other aspect of the game that seemed evident in the loss is that the Blues’ defensemen are still struggling getting the offense going in their own end. The forwards have compensated many games by starting the rush themselves at their own blue line. But for any team to be dangerous, they need some outlet passes in their own end.
So where does this leave the Blues? Still in ninth place, one spot out of the seventh and eight spots in the Western Conference. The Blues did have the cushion of having a game in hand on both
The Blues play just 24 hours later in
This loss doesn’t squash the Blues’ chances. A win would have looked really good, but it didn’t happen. A two-game losing streak, now that’s going to be panic-inducing because the other teams in the conference fighting for the last two spots keep winning more than not.