Thanks to yet another shootout victory on Thursday night - this time against the Phoenix Coyotes - the Blues all but officially took control of their playoff destiny. Prior to the big win against Phoenix, the Blues already mostly controlled their playoff future, but they got a much tighter grip on the reigns by adding two important points.
Heading into the tilt against Phoenix, Sports Club Stats gave the Blues a 95-96% chance of making the playoffs. This number varied based on other results from around the Western Conference. Following their 2-1 shootout win over the Coyotes, their odds rose to 99.2%.no comments