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St. Louis Blues Game One Breakdown: Reactions and How To Beat the Canucks

Published by on April 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Whew! Five-plus years since the Blues' last playoff game, and the 'Note are finally back in the Stanley Cup hunt. Last night, the Blues played the Vancouver Canucks in the first of a seven-game series, and were defeated 2-1.

To my surprise, however, the Blues played incredibly well, and above my expectations. Consider the circumstances: 11 of the Blues players had never played in a single playoff game. The Blues' core is made up of young, talented youths who are just starting to make their impact on the NHL.

To start, the Blues weren't even supposed to be here. No one even considered the Blues to be a playoff contender before the season started. After the all-star break, however, no team was better than St. Louis, p...

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