from Mark Spector of Sportsnet, This is the story of a hockey team so hot, that if it resided in Canada we would know its roster from lines one through four, and three pairings deep.
Instead however, the St. Louis Blues reside in anonymity in the Midwest, quietly rolling along in an arena that’s on its third name, under ownership that has been trying to sell off part of the team for so long that now it might settle for selling it to itself….
Here are some fast facts to chew on:
—St. Louis is 21-3-3 at home this season, best in the NHL. (Can you even name their arena?). They’re on a 13-0-2 run at home, where they haven’t lost since Dec. 3.
—The Blues allowed a third period goal in a 4-2 win over Buffalo Saturday, (the first in 11 games). (There was one in an overtime loss to Vancouver Jan. 12.)
—St. Louis has four shutouts in its last seven games, and is 9-0-1 versus the Eastern conference this season, including wins in Philly, Pittsburgh, Washington and Florida.