What’re you gonna do, bleed on us?

A dramatic interpretation of the St. Louis Blues’ season.

Of course, thanks to the VERSUS blackout on hockey on Monday nights in America, we didn’t get a chance to watch tonight’s game, and I hate to say this but I didn’t have the patience to listen to the game tonight.

I’m upset with VERSUS, and I’m upset with myself.

My prediction of St. Louis completely manhandling the state of Ohio came true.  I called it.  It took a near bullpen malfunction and a 1-1 tie going into overtime, but the Cardinals and more importantly the Blues did it.  The Blues squeaked out a 2-1 OT win on an Erik Johnson boomer from the point.  Walt (congrats on game 1200!) and Berglund did not play the 3rd period due to unspecified injuries, and when I figure out what happened I’ll adjust this post.  Oddly enough, Polak got creamed with a Johnson slapper, and he smiled and laughed.  The last time a Blue hit a teammate, the recipient of the puck to the kisser ate pudding for a month.  Thankfully EJ hit him in the ribs, though I suspect Polak’s head is hard enough that it probably wouldn’t've phased him.

But we’re within 4 points with 3 games to go.  Allow me to mention this once more, but it could be 2 points.  Thanks, San Jose.

Anywho, next up is Chicago up in Chicago.  Tough, tough game, but we can do this.  Three more points and we have our 2nd 90 point season in a row.  Playoffs or not, when you look at where we have been the past 2 years against where we were after the lock-out, you can’t help but be optimistic.

And no, I’m not going to mention the oodles of players the Jackets scratched tonight.  I just prefer to take the win as a win.  We live to play another day.  Of course, Colorado and Calgary need to lose tomorrow night in regulation.  I love depending on the kindness of strangers.

About Laura Astorian

Laura Astorian is the head editor for the SB Nation blog St. Louis Game Time and has been a Blues fan from childhood. She promises that any anti-Blackhawks bias will be left at the door. Maybe.