At the start of the weekend, the Blues were one of the chasers, a team on the outside looking in. Now, we get to see just how well they can play while being chased. After beating the Columbus Blue Jackets twice in less than 24 hours, the Blues are, as of right now, the final playoff team in the Western Conference.
Hang on, let me say that again. The Blues are the final playoff team in the West. It just feels good to say, you know?
I have to say, that was an all-time great performance over the weekend by a Blues team that suddenly looks to have found a pretty serious second wind. The trio of Oshie, Berglund, and Perron represents the single hottest line combo in the NHL right now, and Chris Mason continues to be just lights out. Even with a rather lackluster stretch a couple of weeks back, they've continued winning, piling up points and gaining ground.