2011-12 Game 49
Pittsburgh Penguins (27-17-4, 58 points) at St. Louis Blues (29-12-6, 64 points)
Nice two color patch. Backes is a terrific hockey player who is hot right now.
Why does it matter?
Rangers? Flyers? Capitals? They have nothing on the Blues. The Blues have been absolutely dominant since the beginning of January (heck, since Hitchcock took over). This is the toughest game so far this year for the Pens, hands down.
This post, by the way, was written before the Blues / Red Wings contest on Monday night.What has been happening lately?
Pens - Six wins in a row! That's the high water mark for the season.
Blues - Other than beating Detroit, they've done everything right since Ken Hitchcock took over.
Questions to be answered
Will the Pens avoid the let down after the emotional OT win against the Caps? The Blues certainly are capable of shutting down a team that is...