The final stretch of the season is here. The Blues are currently sitting fifth in the standings and are doing everything they can to get to that fourth spot and home-ice advantage for the first round at least.
Thanks to streaky play, though, the Blues have to play great hockey down the stretch. There is no room for five-game losing streaks anymore. Goalies have to step up and not let the puck in. Defenseman need to block shots and not get caught in a change. Forwards need to backcheck and put the puck in the net in the offensive zone.
But with the Blues team, there is hope they will make the playoffs. If the team wins the big games, they will not only have great seeding but could also carry momentum into the playoffs. But the worst case scenario is to lose the big games, drop to a low seed and then face the big dogs.
These five games are the ones the Blues not only have to win, but fans should watch at any cost. Win these games, and the Blues should have a good road through the Stanley Cup playoffs.