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The St. Louis Blues Need One More Road Win

from Ben Frederickson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

The Blues can return home changed men. Champions. Curse breakers. Legends.

But in order to do this, they must not change.

Playing the brand of hockey that led the Blues here, to heights none of their predecessors in St. Louis have touched, is the only way they will stick the landing in Wednesday’s Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final.

It was during the late November press conference that named Berube as interim coach that president of hockey operations Doug Armstrong challenged his team to rediscover the blue-collar approach that appealed to a hard-working fan base. Mission accomplished. The Blues became a hard-hitting, grinding team that rallied around the one word – relentless – former NHL tough guy Berube repeated practice after practice, pregame after pregame as the Blues climbed from the bottom of the league standings to tied 3-3 entering the game they dreamed about as kids.

We have talked a lot about the Blues’ record on the road (good) and their record coming off losses (also good) but those numbers are byproducts of a brand.

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