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Blues Clinch Spot in Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Blues become the first team in NHL guaranteed to play in postseason

Saturday, 03.17.2012 / 8:26 PM / St Louis Blues - News
By Chris Pinkert  - St. Louis Blues
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Blues Clinch Spot in Stanley Cup Playoffs


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Here are six reasons why the Blues became the first team to clinch a spot in the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs. ...more
The St. Louis Blues are officially headed to the postseason.

With Saturday’s 3-1 win at Tampa Bay, the Blues became the first team in the NHL to clinch a playoff spot. They currently sit No. 1 in the League with a 46-19-8 record and 100 points, enough to guarantee they’ll finish the season among the Top 8 in the Western Conference.

"It's the first step. We're proud of that. We're organizationally proud of that," said Head Coach Ken Hitchcock. "It's the first step of what we want to do. It's been two or three months of really good hockey."

Becoming the first team to clinch a playoff spot is a big accomplishment for the Blues, a team that started the season with a 6-7-0 record. Since hiring Hitchcock on Nov. 6, the Blues are 40-12-8.

After decades of consistency (the Blues reached the playoffs 25 consecutive seasons from 1979-2004), this will be just the Blues’ second playoff appearance in the last seven seasons.

With nine games remaining, the Blues could still set a franchise record for most points in one season. The current record was set during the 1999-2000 season when the club captured the President’s Trophy with 114 points (51-19-11-1).

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 50 32 12 6 147 134 70
2 NSH 48 31 11 6 145 115 68
3 STL 48 31 13 4 156 117 66
4 CHI 49 31 16 2 155 113 64
5 WPG 50 26 16 8 140 127 60
6 SJS 49 26 17 6 137 135 58
7 VAN 47 27 17 3 129 120 57
8 CGY 49 26 20 3 140 127 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
10 COL 50 21 18 11 131 141 53
11 DAL 48 22 19 7 152 157 51
12 MIN 48 22 20 6 131 138 50
13 ARI 48 17 25 6 111 161 40
14 EDM 49 13 27 9 113 162 35

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
V. Tarasenko 48 24 24 21 48
A. Steen 46 15 25 7 40
K. Shattenkirk 48 8 32 18 40
J. Schwartz 41 17 21 13 38
D. Backes 47 17 18 6 35
T. Oshie 40 14 16 12 30
J. Lehtera 46 9 21 15 30
A. Pietrangelo 48 4 24 0 28
P. Stastny 40 9 17 6 26
P. Berglund 46 6 10 0 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
B. Elliott 14 5 2 .927 1.95
J. Allen 14 5 2 .902 2.61

 
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