Blues’ Historic Run

Hayden See, Reporter

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The Blues set the franchise record win streak last month.

With 11 straight wins, the Blues set a franchise mark. Heading into the new year, St. Louis was sitting at the bottom of the divisional standings, with playoff aspirations looking bleak. Fast forward to now, and they are third in their division, in a playoff spot. Their historic eleven game win streak is the main catalyst behind the Blues’ turnaround this season.

“The team played like I never could have imagined. They just couldn’t stop winning,” junior Jacob Brewer said.

Many players were paramount in the Blues’ win streak. First and foremost, rookie goaltender Jordan Binnington came onto the scene and recorded shutout after shutout. His performance led the Blues to make him their number one goaltender, leap frogging Jake Allen. The Blues also got strong performances from Vladimir Tarasenko, who had a point, an assist or goal, during each game in the win streak. Although it does not show up on the stat sheet, defenseman Colton Parayko also brought up his physicality.

“Without Jordan Binnington I don’t think the Blues would be in a playoff position right now,” junior Connor Price said.

The win streak is in the rear view mirror, but the Blues’ success has been mostly continued. Binnington had a rough performance in which he allowed four goals, however overall he has remained consistent. Even Jake Allen, who was allowing three plus goals a game early in the season, recorded a shutout. They sit only four points behind the second place Nashville Predators with two games in hand.

“If the Blues can keep up their strong play they should be able to pass the Predators in the standings,” junior Blake Ebner said.
The Blues host the Arizona Coyotes at Enterprise Center on Tuesday.