Many have their doubts as to how far the St. Louis Blues will go, and rightfully so. It’s been 16 years since The Blues last advanced from the second round of playoffs, and this year they face the biggest offensive threat; The Dallas Stars . The Stars lead the NHL during the regular season in scoring with a 3.23 average goal per game. This is scary, especially considering their first match-up will be on the road in Dallas. However, The Blues are coming in hot. They just eliminated the reigning champs in the first round of playoffs, and they currently hold the edge over The Stars with 4 wins over the regular season. That being said, The Blues have every skill needed to take it all the way, and here’s why:
The Blues have one of the best defenses with players Alex Pietrangelo, Colton Parayko, Jay Bouwmeester, and Kevin Shattenkirk representing the top two lines.
The Blues have great versatility within their offense. Tarasenko, David Backes, and Jaden Schwartz all have great ability to attack. With such depth in their offense, this becomes a huge threat for other teams to defend.
Brian Elliott will be the starting goalie. With a league leading .930 save percentage, even the offensive Dallas Stars will have a tough time, especially if Elliott comes in hot.
Tyler Seguin (Star’s second overall points leader) will not be playing due to an achilles injury.
If The Blues manage to win the series over The Dallas Stars, its no doubt they will be taking it all the way. These victories over the top projected teams to win the Stanley Cup will certainly give them the edge and confidence to keep the train going.
Written by: Elio Moreno (Group 21)