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The St. Louis Blues Need One More Win To Advance After A Shocking Win In Winnipeg

from Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

By now the strategy is crystal clear for the Blues. They should simply forfeit Game 6 Saturday in St. Louis, proceed directly to Game 7 here, clinch the series, and move on to Round 2 of Lord Stanley’s playoffs.

Because apparently it no longer is possible for the Blues to lose at Bell MTS Place. They were down 2-0 in the first period Thursday. On the ropes when they had to kill a four-minute high-sticking penalty to Robert Thomas. Within inches of trailing 3-0 when Colton Parayko fell on Kevin Hayes and Hayes’ own stick redirected the dribbling puck away from the goal line.

A game-tying goal by Brayden Schenn — moved down to the second line — came with 6 minutes 8 seconds to play in the game. And then the game-winner by Jaden Schwartz with 15 seconds to play. It all added up to a spellbinding 3-2 victory. If the Blues manage to close out this series, it will be a game talked about for years in team lore.

Up 3-2 in this best-of-seven series, the Blues can send Winnipeg packing with a victory Saturday at Enterprise Center.


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