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Blues vs. Canucks, Round One: Be Careful What You Wish For

Published by on April 13, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Last Friday night the St. Louis Blues clinched their first postseason slot since 2004.  All around, St. Louis fans could be heard saying "I don't care where we finish, as long as we don't have to play Detroit."

Well, Blues fans got their wish Sunday as the team finished the regular season with a 1-0 shutout of Western Conference doormat Colorado.

In doing so, the team vaulted into sixth place and earned a first round match-up with the Vancouver Cauncks—a team who is equally as hot as the Blues down the stretch, and with arguably the leagues best goaltender.

The Blues are the NHL's feel good story of the postseason.  Left for dead as recently as mid-January, the Blues fought and scratched t...

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