Conference III Championship Belt Tale Of The Tape: St. Louis at Minnesota, 9 March 2014
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 Tale of The Tape:
|Minnesota Wild||St. Louis Blues|
|Mike “Coach Wow” Yeo||Coach||Ken “The Sansabelt Samurai” Hitchcock|
|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||–|
|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: