Conference III Championship Belt Tale of the Tape: St. Louis at Dallas, 29 December 2013
It took a shootout to do it, but St. Louis won the Conference III Belt from Chicago Saturday night in a 6-5 classic, setting up the third belt match in three days after the Christmas break as the Blues travel to defend their title in Dallas, still looking for their first run with the strap.
Tale of the Tape:
|Dallas Stars||St. Louis Blues|
|Lindy “The Ruff Ryder” Ruff||Coach||Ken “The Sansabelt Samurai” Hitchcock|
|Tyler “Sick Boy” Seguin (37)||Points Leader||Alexander “The Above Average” Steen (38)|
|Seguin (19)||Goals Leader||Steen (24)|
|Kari “The Hellbeast from Helsinki” Lehtonen||Goaltender||Brian “The Brain” Elliott|
|Antoine “Le Troll” Roussel||Threero||None (yet)|
|Valeri “The Russian Nuke” Nichushkin||Rookie To Watch||Dmitrij “Double J” Jaskin|
|0||Title Belts Won||2|
|0-2 as Challenger, 0-0 as Champion||Record In Belt Matches||2-1 as Champion, 2-0 as Challenger|
Dallas is still looking for its first title and St. Louis is trying to enjoy a lengthy title run after opening the season with the Belt.
No matter what happens in this one, the Minnesota Wild will become the No. 1 Contender. Should the Blues win, the Wild get the chance on New Years Eve. If Dallas gets the belt for the first time, they’ll defend against Minnesota January 18.
Puck drops on tonight’s belt match at 5 PM.
Other Conference III games tonight: Islanders at Wild (7PM) and Jets at Avs (6 PM Mountain, 7 Central).