Conference III Championship Belt Tale Of The Tape: Winnipeg at St. Louis, 8 February 2014
This afternoon, St. Louis defends the Conference III Championship Belt one last time before the Olympics as Winnipeg comes to town.
Tale of the Tape:
|Winnipeg Jets||St. Louis Blues|
|Paul “The Joker” Maurice||Coach||Ken “The Sansabelt Samurai” Hitchcock|
|Bryan “Little Big Man” Little (47)||Points Leader||Alexander “The Above Average” Steen and T.J. “Cooker” Oshie (46)|
|Blake “Wheels of Steel” Wheeler (22)||Goals Leader||Steen (28)|
|Ondrej “The Kladno Killer” Pavalec||Goaltender||Brian “The Brain” Elliott|
|None (yet)||Threero||None (yet)|
|Jacob “True Patriot” Trouba||Rookie To Watch||Dmitrj “Double J” Jaskin|
|1||Title Belts Won||2|
|1-2 as Challenger, 0-1 as Champion||Record In Belt Matches||5-1 as Champion, 2-0 as Challenger|
This isn’t the first time Chris Jericho has made an appearance on this blog by the way.
In any event, Winnipeg is the only team that’s defeated St. Louis in a Belt match, beating the Blues in a shootout Oct. 18. The Jets dropped the Belt in their very next game two days later to Nashville. St. Louis has held the Belt for a record 42 days now with three successful defenses. The winner of tonight’s game, of course, gets a nice long run with the strap given the Olympic break
Nashville is the No. 1 contender for the Belt in any case. If the Blues retain, the Preds get their chance March 6 in Nashville. If the Jets win, they’ll go to Nashville to defend the title March 1.
Puck drops today at 1.