Found October 01, 2013 on Fox Sports Midwest:
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ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues learned a hard lesson last season. Pounding pucks at the net in a shotgun-style approach doesn't guarantee wins. Shot attempts mean nothing if the red light never flickers. "Obviously, we didn't score enough goals against Quick (Los Angeles goalkeeper Jonathan Quick) last year, or L.A. in general," Blues forward Adam Cracknell said Tuesday. "It's something you have to work on in practice. Putting the puck on net. Not missing the net. Getting those second and third chances. Everyone stopping around the net and hopefully bouncing one in." As the Blues have prepared for their 2013-14 season opener, a Thursday meeting with the Nashville Predators, they have continued to preach the word "Finish." It's become a mantra after the club was bounced from the conference quarterfinals by Los Angeles despite outshooting the Kings 177-149. "It's all mental," Cracknell said, "It's all just wan...
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