NHL: St. Louis Blues Continue Up-and-Down Season against San Jose

December 17th, 2010 by Michael Wagenknecht Leave a reply »
A month and a half ago, the St. Louis Blues were riding a high point in their season when they welcomed the San Jose Sharks to town. At the time, a 2-0 victory over the high powered Sharks was something to be celebrated. Little did the Blues and the city of St. Louis know what that game would cost them.

Joe Thornton's elbow to the head of David Perron sparked a firestorm of trash talk, and the resulting concussion has left Perron out of the lineup since. Three games later, the Blues lost TJ Oshie for potentially the year with a broken ankle and earlier this month lost Andy McDonald to a concussion as well.

The rash of injuries sustained has led the Blues on a roller coaster of a season. After starting off 9-2-1, the Blues currently sit at 15-10-5, which is good for third in the division. In the last five games, though, the injury-riddled Blues have collected points in four of the five games.

Perennial favorite San Jose has had as up-and-down season as the Blues have had. With a 16-11-5 record, the Sharks are third in the Pacific and are fighting for a playoff berth at the bottom of the conference. Unfortunately for the Sharks, their problems can' ...

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