The Blues just competed in their 50th game of the season last night, beating the hated Red Wings. No other team in the NHL has yet to play their 50th game. In fact, only Chicago has played 49 games, while only Colorado and Edmonton have played 48 games. The rest of the league has played somewhere between 44-47 games thus far. It would seem the Blues, who have suffered through numerous injuries (though, it's hockey, what team doesn't juggle injuries?), will have a slightly lighter load between now and mid April. Let's have a look at their remaining schedule.
Heading into the All Star break, we have road games at Colorado and Chicago on 1/22 and 1/24. We return from All Star break on 2/2 (9 full days between games) on the road at Nashville.
That is then followed by our longest remaining home stand v. SJ, the Wild, and the Jets.
Between now and the end of the season, our toughest road stretch is playing 9 of 11 games on the road from 2/27 through 3/22, starting with 4 on the road, then 2 at home, then 5 on the road.
We only have 4 back-to-backs left this season. The first is 2/27 and 2/28 at the Perds and then Carolina. Then, 3/11 we're at home v. Anaheim and 3/12 we're on the road at Dallas (obviously that should be a tough one for us). Again, 3/25 we're at home vs. the Nucks and head on the road 3/26 to the Caps. Finally, on 4/3 we're on the road at Colorado and home on 4/4 v. the Yotes.
Divisional opponents? We play 8 on the road and 5 at home (given our slightly lighter load for the rest of the season, I'd say this is the part that weighs against us).
And, our final stretch is 4/1 at home v. Boston, on the road 4/3 at the Avs, home v. the Yotes on 4/4, at CHI on 4/7 and close out the season at home vs. the Caps on 4/9.