ST. LOUIS — The Olympic break can’t seem to get here fast enough for the St. Louis Blues, who are certainly making these last few games interesting, if not ulcer-inducing.
Thursday night marked the third straight game that the Blues coughed up a two-goal lead in the third period and their third straight overtime game. But the Blues escaped with a 3-2 overtime win against the visiting Boston Bruins at Scottrade Center, earning their fifth point in those three contests with one game left before the break.
Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said he doesn’t look at it as losing another two-goal lead. Instead, he just sees his team making the same mistakes over and over and over again.
"It’s not the two-goal lead for me," he said. "It’s the same mistakes. Mistakes that end up in the back of our net. They’re the same mistakes they were three games ago, four games ago. They are the same mistakes. … You just have to keep working on it and getting better at it."
This is a talented St. Louis squad that, despite its 38-12-6 record and 82 points in 56 games, still shows us on an all-too-regular basis that there’s so much more they need to learn in the next two months.