Originally written on STLSportsMinute  |  Last updated 10/19/14
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The St. Louis Blues have won all 16 games in which forward T.J. Oshie has recorded a point since January 1st. - Photo courtesy of Getty Images  The St. Louis Blues have rose to the top of the NHL standings with 97 points for many reasons. Head coach Ken Hitchcock is easily the favorite for NHL coach of the year and his guiding hand is certainly one reason for the Blues success. The Blues superb goal-tending from their dynamic duo of Jaroslav Halak and All-Star Brian Elliott has also been a big reason for the Blues success. Then there is the Blues penalty killing unit, which has not allowed a goal in 47 consecutive short-handed opportunities, a streak that dates back to a February 14th loss to Columbus. While Hitchcock and the Blues defense may be the story, the Blues will need T.J. Oshie to continue finding the back of the net and helping teammates do the same. According the Elias Sports Bureau, the Blues have won all 16 games in which Oshie, who has 18 goals and 30 assists ...
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