The Blues' seven (!) goal explosion Saturday afternoon at the Staples Center was enough to keep them in the playoff hunt. Factor in three goals from the defense and 38 saves from Jake Allen, and you could be forgiven for thinking "gee, playoffs could still be a possibility."
And they are!
But as Tom Timmermann so helpfully points out, the Blues not only have to gain on the current wild card residents (Dallas with 82 and Colorado with 80), they also need to gain the Pacific Division team ahead of them - the Kings (79) and the Flames (78). This is a mess of the Blues' own making. A win tonight with a Kings loss to Vancouver puts the Blues just a point back.
A loss? Let's not think about that.
This is your GameDay thread. Comment like you want seven more.
Let's do this. Let's Go Blues.