The recent six-game winning streak by the St. Louis Blues could not have come at a better time. The team was floundering, struggling to hold on to one of the West's final playoff spots. When the calendar flipped to April, things changed. Brian Elliott found his 2011-12 form in net and the St. Louis defense played shutdown hockey. The result was an impressive stretch where the Blues defeated Chicago, Columbus, Detroit and Nashville once while besting Minnesota twice.
It's easy to fall under the belief that a win is a win. While that's true and claiming two points from a team is really all that matters, it's important to avoid letting bad habits develop even if you're securing results. Though the Blues went a perfect 6-for-6 during their streak, some extremely troubling trends developed while others got worse.
If you've been following the team closely, you know where this article is headed.no comments