Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 12/19/14
The St. Louis Blues reached a new low Tuesday night in New Jersey. The Blues' 7-1 loss to the Devils stamped an ugly exclamation point on the worst stretch of the season for Ken Hitchcock's club, which has now lost four of its last six games. "The sooner we forget about this game the better off we will be. But sometimes you have to go back and look at a few things, and while it may be painful at first, there are lessons to be learned here," defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk told Bernie Federko during the broadcast on FOX Sports Midwest. "We have a gut-check time during the season right now. We're a couple weeks away from the break and we have to really bear down here and play some good hockey going into the break." This was a complete meltdown for St. Louis (33-11-5, 71 points), which allowed two goals in the opening 3 minutes and then surrendered goals within the first 2 minutes in both the second and third periods. The team hadn't allowed seven goals in a game since the Ducks lit the l...
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