• My Scores
  • NFL
  • NBA
  • NHL
  • MLB

St. Louis Blues

Venue: Scottrade Center | Coach: Ken Hitchcock
Conference Team RankingsGF AverageGA AveragePower Play
Power Rankings
The Blues' defense has been pretty solid, but it gets better with a veteran like Zbynek Michalek. They also get some veteran help from Olli Jokinen, who should play a limited role. The Michalek addition should be a really nice one for St. Louis.
The gap between the Preds and Blues continues to widen, but the Blues remain one of the top scoring teams in the NHL and Brian Elliott has played adequately enough to help this team look like a Cup contender.
The Blues are really keeping the pressure on Nashville's hold on the top spot in the Central. St. Louis has 10 wins in their past 12 games, but is still four points back of their divisional leaders.
The Blues followed their seven-game winning streak with a really ugly loss to Columbus and a better effort, but same result against Chicago. They're still 12-2-1 over their last 15 games, though. Pretty good, eh?
The hottest team in the NHL is now just two points away from catching up to the Predators for the top of the Central and the league. The loss of Kevin Shattenkirk will challenge them, though.
The Blues have really become a team that looks deadly from all angles. Six players have 30 or more points led by Vladimir Tarasenko's 47. The scoring attack has the ability to overwhelm and that couldn't be said as much last year.
A healthy Brian Elliott certainly helps, but there's more to the Blues' recent stretch during which the club has won seven of its last eight games. The production from top players has been huge.
The Blues are heating up and scoring in buckets. Over their last four games, the Blues have outscored opponents 24-8 in regulation. Their goaltending issues of late won't be a problem if that's the kind of output they get.
The Blues have not gotten great goaltending in the absence of Brian Elliott. It looks like the team's No. 1 is getting eased back into the lineup after recovering from injury, but they need him at full strength to realize their full potential. That's clear now.
The Blues could get Brian Elliott back shortly, which would be a huge boost for leaky goaltending in his absence. Getting him back puts the club back on track, though they're not far off now.
Preseason Power Rankings
New addition Paul Stastny is making his presence felt immediately with four points through two games. The forward depth on this roster should lead to a quick rise up this list.
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Exclusive NHL Access
Get the latest news delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the FREE CBSSports.com NHL newsletters below.
I have read and agree to the CBS Interactive Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I understand I will receive updates from CBSSports.com.

More NHL

Fantasy Games