A sign of a good hockey team - and by good, I don’t just mean technically proficient - is the ability to bounce back from adversity outside of your control.
The Blues, over several seasons of seemingly coordinated injury problems, have gotten this technique down to an art form. There have been brief stretches of stumbling when key players go down, but it never feels like the wheels are totally off of the bus. They fight through the problems and they use their team cohesiveness to make up for the shortfalls that having players like Jaden Schwartz, Robert Thomas, and Colton Parayko being out can cause.
With Ivan Barbashev missing, the Blues need to keep that focus up to make it through the San Jose Sharks again tonight, and then the Los Angeles Kings in the next series.
Torey Krug likes what he sees:
"I think it’s just all about the character that’s inside that locker room."— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) February 20, 2021
Torey Krug discusses the Blues' resiliency in today's @papajohns_stl Gameday Report. #stlblues pic.twitter.com/MzAqBbOTAq
Hopefully fans will tonight, too.
This is your GameDay Thread. Comment like you’d like to see a chance for Mr. Overtime to win one in regulation.
Let’s do this. Let’s Go Blues.