Conference III Championship Belt Tale Of The Tape: St. Louis at Minnesota, 9 March 2014

by J.R.

Tonight, the St. Louis Blues go on the road to St. Paul for their second Conference III Championship Belt defense in as many days and the third in four games. Minnesota is looking for its first run with the belt since a four-day run in October.

The Challenger: Minnesota!

The Challenger: Minnesota!

The Champion: St. Louis!

The Champion: St. Louis!

The Belt!

The Belt!

The Tale of The Tape:

Minnesota Wild St. Louis Blues
34-22-7 Record 43-14-6
6-2-2 Last 10 7-2-1
Mike “Coach Wow” Yeo Coach Ken “The Sansabelt Samurai” Hitchcock
156 Goals For 208
154 Goals Against 143
Jason “The Metropolis” Pominville (42) Points Leader Alexander “The Above Average” Steen (49)
Pominville (22) Goals Leader Steen (29)
Ilya “The Cosmonaut” Bryzgalov Goaltender Brian “The Brain” Elliott
None (yet) Threero None (yet)
Justin “The Fontaine Of Youth” Fontaine Rookie To Watch
6’1″ Average Height 6’1″
201 Average Weight 206
1 Title Belts Won 2
1-1 as Challenger, 1-1 as Champion Record In Belt Matches 8-1 as Champion, 2-0 as Challenger

Did you know every game in this current now-71-day title run for the Blues has been a one-goaler? Weird.

These two met back on December 31 in a Belt match in a similar situation — it was the Blues’ third Belt match in four days and the second of three defenses in four days. St. Louis won that game 2-1.

If St. Louis wins, the Blues will have to defend the Belt again Tuesday home against Dallas. If Minnesota ends this lengthy reign, the Wild won’t have a defense until March 27 against (you guessed it) the Blues.

Also today, Chicago visits Buffalo and I mention this here because:

Advertisements