Chris Mason Protects Crease as Blues Continue To Look for Offense

Troy MersealContributor IFebruary 24, 2009

Chris Mason continues his stellar play into late February. 

The problem is the Blues have hit a wall in terms of putting the puck in the net. In the last two games with the Nashville Predators, Mason allowed only one goal in regulation and still came out on the losing end of a 1-0 overtime loss on Saturday night.

Keith Tkachuk's goal in overtime Thursday in Nashville gave the Blues a 2-1 win, but Tkachuk along with Patrik Berglund, Andy McDonald, and David Perro have been having problems finding the back of the net.

With three HUGE games this week, the Blues' playoff hopes ride on their ability to score goals against Phoenix and Dallas.

Chris Mason has proved that his stellar play in early February was no fluke, as even after the Blues let Manny Legace go through waivers, Mason has continued to lower his goals against average.

The Blues sit just six points out of a playoff spot and need to put a winning streak together to leap frog teams in front of them.  

They need to get started with a victory tonight at home over Phoenix.