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The Blues forwards put tremendous pressure on the puck. If you get past them, there are two great defenders standing right behind them. If you get past them, one of the best goalies is waiting for you in front of the net.
Try scoring against that.
That is what Blues opponents will be trying to do all season long, and it could be one of the most difficult tasks in hockey. St. Louis allowed an average of fewer then two goals per game last season, and so far through one game they appear to be on the right track again.
Sure, the team exploded for six goals tonight, but just like last year this team is built around defense first. The goals could come in bunches at times, but even when the Blues struggle to find the back of the net, they will be able to keep themselves in many games this season because of their defensive mentality.