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GameThread for St. Louis Blues at Montreal Canadiens, Dec 5, 2017

The Blues are on their first three game losing streak of the season. Can they break it against an improved Habs team?

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After spending a good portion of this season at the bottom of the Eastern Conference, and after suffering through yet another injury to star goaltender Carey Price, the Montreal Canadiens sit in third place in the Atlantic Division. One game over .500 gets you into a playoff spot in the Atlantic, while the two wild card teams - Pittsburgh and Washington - are five games over .500.

The Habs are also 5-3-2 in their last ten.

I'm mentioning this to reinforce the idea that while the Canadiens are a playoff team for right now, they're an extremely beatable one. I'm hoping the Blues read that sentence and make it their mantra for the night. After getting one point over their last three games, the Blues went from the best record in the Western Conference to third in the Central, behind Winnipeg (WTF is up with them this year) and Nashville. That's what nine games above .500 get you in the Central.

There's some sort of disparity here that the Blues better be able to capitalize on.

This is your gameday thread. Comment like you're starting to wonder if the return of Jay Bouwmeester and Patrik Berglund didn't mess something up.

Let's do this. Let's Go Blues.