The last few games haven't been pleasant for the Blues. Obviously. Aside from tonight's 6-3 drubbing at the hands of the Avalanche, which saw Petro gimp away shaken up, they lost 5-3 in Phoenix Saturday night, lost 3-2 in a shootout to Nashville, and then got their asses handed to them 8-1 on Wednesday. Oh, and next? Wednesday night at Detroit. So, yeah, plenty of time to bounce back.
Colaiacovo's back and scored a goal tonight, and Brad Boyes managed not just a goal, but a power play goal, so there's that to be positive about. However, the defensive injuries coupled with missing Perron and Oshie are really doing a number on a team that's a bit offensively challenged anyway. I suppose that's the plus about the team's current situation, though - there's still room to be hopeful that the problems that're going on right now are the result of injuries to key players. It's when all the key guys get back that we have a problem - if this continues.
Coming tomorrow on St. Louis Game Time I'll be looking at what we did to piss the hockey gods off so much. Should be fun, because God knows we did somethin'. If you haven't seen Gallagher's look at shooting percentage/goals scored, you need to read it. This isn't a new issue, which is disturbing considering the offensive output we (should) have on the team.
Basically, one team on this blog can score like nobody's business, and just can't defend. The other can't score, but can usually (with the exception of the past few games) keep the puck out of the net. Combine the two, and you have the WORLD'S GREATEST HOCKEY TEAM. Or something.