St. Louis Blues making a playoff push?

Chase Vernaci, Sports Editor

Blues making a push for the playoffs
The St. Louis Blues are standing at 19 wins and 18 losses as of Wednesday, Apr. 21, 2021. Sitting at the 4th seed in the West division, they are only 1 game behind the 3rd seeded Arizona Coyotes. The Blues are currently on a 2 game losing streak, with their next opponent being the Colorado Avalanche the odds are against them as they have only won 1 out of 5 games against them this season. St. Louis currently only has a 29% chance at making the playoffs. With the pressure on the Blues, they will need to get their goalie act together as Jordan Binnington is placed 34th in GAA (Goals Against Average) and placed 38th in SV% (Save Percentage).

However, On the offensive side of things, the team’s leading scorer is the captain Ryan O’Reilly with 17 goals and 22 assists. Following O’Reilly is David Perron with 13 goals and 29 assists. “Every game matters,” said Blues captain Ryan O’Reilly. “Every point matters. Some tough opponents coming up here. We have to take one game at a time. We can play with anyone in this league and we can beat anyone in this league. It’s gonna be the commitment to the details and throwing 60 minutes together. That’s our focus.” The Blues have 13 games to play, including one against Colorado that has yet to find a home on the schedule.

Arizona plays Minnesota on Wednesday night, after which the Blues will have four more games to play than the Coyotes do. With the Blues not having more than one day off between games the rest of the season, the most likely scenario for that dateless Colorado game is at the end of the season, which in the Blues’ case has already been extended to May 12 because of other postponements.