If you’re a fan of the St. Louis Blues, you’ve suffered but at the same time, you finally have to feel good about the future of this team. This is a team which hasn’t endured a losing campaign since 2007-08 and in 2015-16, finally overcame its playoff bugaboo in the spring of 2106. The Blues are loaded in every department – solid in goal, deep on defense, abundant in every type of forward from high-end skill to gritty, determined checkers. Their coach is one of the all-time NHL leaders in wins, and none of their key components are anywhere near being past their prime.
The Blues hold a share of a unique Stanley Cup record. Along with the 1937-38 to 1939-40 Toronto Maple Leafs, St. Louis is one of two teams in NHL history to lose three straight Stanley Cup final series.
When it doubled in size from six to 12 teams, the NHL opted to house all six of its expansion teams in one division and send the winner of that division to the Stanley Cup final. The Blues managed to win the West Division in each of their first three seasons, and thus played in three consecutive Stanley Cup finals.
They remain the only expansion team to reach the Cup final in their first NHL season but it wasn’t a pretty picture. St. Louis was swept in all three finals.
If you follow the Blues on a regular basis, you might want to invest in a pair of shades. The future is that bright.
St. Louis Blues Betting Lines Today
St. Louis has sprung to life and is now one of the best teams in the Central Division. Keep track of their next game and make sure you reference the current betting lines below.
St. Louis Blues Scores & Schedule
The Blues are also equally successful at home or on the road. Between 2013-14 and 2015-16, St. Louis won at least 24 games at home and away from the Scottrade Center.
The St. Louis Blues recent results and schedule are available here. With two capable netminders, the Blues tend to split their workload almost 50-50, so unlike a lot of teams, when the Blues switch starting goalies for a game the dropoff in caliber in negligible.
St. Louis Blues Standings Right Now
These are the St. Louis Blues up to date standings and in the competitive Central Division, the NHL’s toughest top to bottom group, every night is a battle for points.
The 2015-16 season marked the fifth straight campaign in which the Blues finished first or second in the division.
With solid defense, stellar netminding and a balanced attack, the Blues aren’t the type of team to suffer through long losing skids, but they are capable of getting on a roll and rattling off lengthy winning streaks.
|4||Columbus Blue Jackets||108||82||39||24||249||195|
|9||New York Rangers||102||82||40||28||256||220|
|10||St. Louis Blues||99||82||38||29||235||218|
|11||San Jose Sharks||99||82||38||29||221||201|
|14||Toronto Maple Leafs||95||82||33||27||251||242|
|17||New York Islanders||94||82||33||29||241||242|
|18||Tampa Bay Lightning||94||82||32||30||234||227|
|22||Los Angeles Kings||86||82||25||35||201||205|
|25||Detroit Red Wings||79||82||17||36||207||244|
|27||New Jersey Devils||70||82||18||40||183||244|
How To Win At St. Louis Blues Betting
Where to start with the Blues? They were the NHL’s third-best road team in 2015-16, were sixth on the power play and third on the penalty kill. They had a player in the top 12 in scoring and third in goals and a defenseman who was in the top 20 in scoring by rearguards.
Goalie Brian Elliott is a two-time NHL All-Star Game selection and has led the NHL in save percentage three times. The Blues, who won the William Jennings Trophy as recently as 2011-12, posted the fourth-best goals-against average in the NHL in 2015-16.
The Blues can score, and they can keep it out of their net. That’s a winning combination.
Even in the tough NHL Central Division, it’s unwise to bet against the St. Louis Blues. They can beat you in so many ways. When their goaltending is on, it’s tough to get more than one or two pucks into their net.
And on those rare nights when the Blues struggle to play defense, they’ve got the depth of scoring to ramp up the attack and run and gun with an opponent. They’ve also got plenty of grit, so if you want to grind it out, the Blues are down with that gamplean as well.
All great teams need a gamebreaker to be a difference maker in the big games and in right-winger Vladmir Tarasenko, they have that guy. Tarasenko wears No. 91 because his idol growing up was Detroit Red Wings Hall of Famer Sergei Fedorov and like Fedorov, Tarasenko can do it all on the ice.
His goal-scoring has trended upward in each of his NHL seasons and in 2015-16, Tarasenko was one of four NHLers to score at least 40 goals. Don’t be surprised if he joins the exclusive 50-goal club before long. This guy is that good.