Let’s face it, it’s been a tough few days.
Missouri couldn’t hold a lead … Rams couldn’t score from the 1 … Cardinals lost twice at home …
If it wasn’t for obstruction, we wouldn’t have any luck at all.
And sure enough, the act of impeding progress came to the rescue again. This time, Alex Steen and the Blues took advantage to beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Tuesday in front of 15,287 at Scottrade Center.
With the score tied 2-2 and two minutes, 13 seconds to play, Winnipeg’s Tobias Enstrom was penalized for interference — hockey’s version of obstruction . The Blues went on a power play and defenseman Jay Bouwmeester slid a pass to the red-hot Steen.
The veteran forward scored with 59.4 seconds remaining to secure the victory. The goal was Steen’s NHL-leading 11th, a backhand shot that hit the post and caromed in off goaltender Ondrej Pavelec. Steen has 11 goals on 31 shots. The next best scorer, Alex Ovechkin, has 10 goals on 78 shots.
“It’s everywhere on the ice right now w