The Sharks can count on playing playoff hockey in April. The Blues don't have any such guarantee. They have 26 games remaining and need to climb over at least give teams to get to the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference. Last season, Anaheim won the last playoff berth with 91 points. Currently, the Blues have 57.
"We're right in the thick of it," defenseman Darryl Sydor told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "I don't think you worry about leapfrogging teams. You've just got to worry about what you do and get two points."
"In the era of three-point games, it seems like everybody is chipping away at it," defenseman Eric Brewer added. "It just puts so much emphasis on the teams that are chasing the pile to get points ... that's obviously us. We don't have a choice."
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Another in a line of big games for the Blues tonight.
Let's hope last night gave them a swagger moving forward. I'm calling another close one.
TEH BACKI5 SCORZ AGAN!!!