The St. Louis Blues made every concerted throughout the 2013-14 NHL season to make a charge at the Stanley Cup. General manager Doug Armstrong accumulated enough depth to compete in the tough Western Conference, and made one of the biggest splashes at the trade deadline by acquiring Ryan Miller.
The emergence of T.J. Oshie as a national hero, continued development of Vladimir Tarasenko and acquisition of Miller wasn't enough to get the Blues out of the first round though, let alone aid in a run to the Final.
St. Louis started off the season strong and looked like a marquee team, losing only 17 times in their first 76 games. The wheels came off the rail at the end of the year though, as the Presidents' Trophy and Central Division banner slipped away in the final weeks of action.
The rough stretch forced the Blues into a matchup with the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round, and they never did find an answer for the defending Cup champions following a victory in Game Two.
With only two wins in their final 12 contests, there are plenty of questions to go around in St. Louis. This is a look back at how they performed during the season.
All statistics appear courtesy of NHL.com unless otherwise noted, and are accurate through the end of St. Louis' season.