The St. Louis Blues had the best record in the NHL after January 2nd last year, and went from the bottom of the Western Conference to grabbing a playoff spot last year. There was much hope this team was on it’s way to going further in the playoffs and ultimately making a run at the Stanley Cup. Last night’s 5-1 loss at Pittsburgh showed the Blues still have a way to go.
The defending Stanley Cup Champions easily took care of the Blues as 13 of their 18 skaters picked up at least a point. The Penguins outshot the Blues 43-20 including 20-5 in the first period. Coach Andy Murray said “we had no legs, no energy.”
The Blues have once again gotten off to a slow start going 1-3-1 in their last five starts. Paul Kariya picked up the Blues’ lone goal 12:54 into the second period, but by the then the damage was done as Pittsburgh had a 4-0 at that point.
Syd The Kid finished with a point. Evgeni Malkin had a goal for the Pens. The Blues return home Friday night to play the Wild.