The St. Louis Blues go for the season sweep tonight over the Coyotes when they take on Wayne Gretzky’s team tonight in Phoenix. The Blues are tied with Nasvhille in the points battle for the final postseason spot in the Western Conference.
A 5-4 overtime loss to Dallas on Saturday night pushed St. Louis’ point total to 86, putting it in a tie with Nashville for eighth place in the West. Both teams have three games remaining, but the Predators hold the tiebreaker over the Blues (38-31-10) with one more victory.
Nashville hosts Chicago on Tuesday. St. Louis will face Columbus at home Friday night before traveling to Colorado on Sunday for its regular-season finale. St. Louis is trying to make the postseason for the first time since 2004.
This season, St. Louis is 3-0-0 against Phoenix, giving it a chance for its first series sweep of a franchise that entered the league as the Winnipeg Jets in 1979. The Blues, concluding a five-game road trip, are 6-1-1 since losing two straight.
The Blues will lean on David Backes who scored his 31st goal on Saturday after getting four in a 5-4 win over the Red Wings on Thursday night.