Before the CBJ puck drops: St. Louis
ABOUT TONIGHT’S OPPONENT:
Let’s be blunt: If you had to pick, say, three or four likely Western Conference participants in the Stanley Cup Finals, the St. Louis Blues will be on that list.
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This team is loaded. Number 2 overall in terms of goals for means they can score in bunches. Number 7 overall in terms of goals against means that they have a top tier defense.
The team is coached by former Columbus Blue Jackets bench boss Ken Hitchcock, a likely Hall of Fame coach who has propelled the Blues from perennial underachiever to, well, Stanley Cup contender.