The Kid Line: Who's Down with O-P-B ?

Jason Besancenez@https://twitter.com/jasonbesancenezContributor IMarch 27, 2009

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 22:  David Perron #57 of the St. Louis Blues is congratulated by teammates after an assist during the game against the Los Angeles Kings on September 22, 2008 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

THE KID LINE = Oshie, Perron, Berglund

The St. Louis Blues have won three games in a row. There seems to be a total team effort.

As of late, their success has came due to the fact, that their Kid-Line has provided a good part of the offense.

The Kid-Line consists of T.J. Oshie, David Perron, and Patrik Berglund.

T.J. Oshie in the last seven games has nine points (three goals six assists) with 14 shots. In his last game a 4-2 victory over Vancouver,he scored to the tie the game in the second period against Luongo. 

It was most likely the best goal of his young pro career, and a important one for the Blues. Oshie was the first star of the game finishing with a goal and an assist. Oshie happened to dish out two big hits in the game also.

David Perron in the last seven games has five points (two goals three assists) with 13 shots.He provided the game winning goal for the Blues huge 4-2 victory over Vancouver on Thursday night in St.Louis. Perron had a goal and an assist in that game.

Patrik Berglund in the last seven games has (two goals, two assists) with 17 shots. Patrik had two goals in the Blues shut-out victory over the Los Angeles Kings. He provided the game winner for that victory.

He has caught fire over the last two games, after not scoring a goal since Feb. 26. Thats ten games without a single goal.

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The St.Louis Blues in the last seven games are 5-2. The Blues scored 18 goals in these games.

In those seven games the Kid-Line has been worthy of (seven goals 11 assists) for a grand total of 18 points; along with a total of 44 shots on goal.

It has been amazing watching these youngsters play day in, and day out. They have been working hard all year long. Not to mention each of these three players have amazing speed,skill, and all are strong on the puck.

Oshie was injured for a third of the year, and still has posted notable numbers. His physical play has been equal to his ability to evade the opposition.

Perron struggled at the beginning of the year, and since then has shown he's quite the play maker. For most of the year he has been second in assists for the Blues. He was rewarded when he made an appearance in the (rookies vs. sophomores) All-star game.

Berglund has been consistent all year long with his strength on the puck. His ability to make plays, and hit the back of the net. He also played in the (rookies vs. sophomores) All-star game this year against teammate David Perron. 

Lets finally take a look at the Kid-Line total numbers for the year at this point:

T.J Oshie = 12 goals 22 assists, that's 34 points. He has a plus/minus of + 14

David Perron = 13 goals 33 assists, that's 46 points. He has a plus/minus of +10

Patrik Berglund = 19 goals 24 assists, that's 43 points. He has a plus/minus of +17

So if we total these "Kid" numbers up it comes to: 44 goals 79 assists=123 points;with a plus/minus of +41.

St.Louis has 201 goals this year so far, 336 assists, and 537 team points total. The team has 2091 shots on goal. Oshie, Perron, and Berglund have a combined shot count for the year of 371 shots. Oshie (90), Perron (150), Berglund (131) 

I think the numbers dont lie, these young players that they call the Kid-Line have proved to all the Blues fans that John Davidson has done a great job delivering a future for the St.Louis Blues.

As the Blues sit one point out of the eighth playoff spot in the West, and riding on a three-game winning streak.

They will definitely be down with O-P-B, yeah you know me!


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