Blues have their way with Coyotes as offense stalls


Well the power play had chances. Offense had even more. Just cannot solve the St. Louis Blues right now.

Mar 14, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues right wing Chris Stewart (25) is congratulated by teammates Alex Steen (20) and David Backes (42) after scoring during the second period against the Phoenix Coyotes at the Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Stewart stayed hot and Jake Allen even hotter as Phoenix left singing the Blues 3-0.

Not much to say on a night you score no goals. Having stalled on a short lived 5 on 3 man advantage says it all. Blues had a similar chance but did not score. The Blues scored on broken plays. They played hockey the hard way. A puck came perfect off the boards to Stewart who just tapped it home. Then after a chance for Phoenix and a rush the opposite way for the Blues, a loose puck was gathered and just shot toward the net but found a hole.

Losing in the West means almost a must win the following night against Columbus. The Blue Jackets are not as bad as the record would indicate. Just look at the past handful of games. They have no stars but who do the Coyotes put on the ice to strike fear in their opponent. After a test in Ohio it is off for a pair of back to back against the Stanley Cup champs the LA Kings.

The next 3 games should really show what if anything the Desert Dawgs have for the Western conference. There is no margin for error. Each win is 4 point swing while a loss is a 4 point digger into the grave of the pretenders. If Phoenix is to be a contender they need to do a few things more constantly.

Get to the front of the net, jump a defender into the play, hit, hit, and more hits.