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Blues Playoff Watch: March 16th

The Blues may’ve shot themselves in the foot last night.

NHL: Colorado Avalanche at St. Louis Blues Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

It is an understatement to say that last night’s game was a must-win for the Blues. Luckily for them, there are two wild card slots in the West, not one, and even in losing to the Avalanche they’re still only four points out.

This isn’t exactly insurmountable odds for the Blues, but let’s be clear - they’re not the only ones involved in determining their own fate. Other teams won’t step aside for them, so if the Blues can’t manage to win, the other teams won’t lose on purpose to give them a hand.

Right now, the Blues have a 62% chance of missing the playoffs. Here are the Western Conference odds, as per PlayoffStatus.com:

Tonight Blues fans should be pulling for Ottawa, Detroit, Vegas, Nashville, and San Jose.