Ivan Barbashev’s phenomenal season leads the Blues’ powerful 4th line.
The St. Louis Blues 4th line, as it’s currently constituted, has a combined 29 goals and 39 assists, for a point total of 68.
Next man up is such a cliche. You expect to hear it from players any time a star goes down to injury. Were Sid the Kid to break his leg, you’d hear “No time to dwell on that. It’s next man up. We’re in a playoff hunt.” Were Clayton Kershaw to develop thoracic outlet syndrome, you’d hear “You know, it’s next man up around here. Rich Hill is like Clayton Kershaw-lite.”
After a torrid February, the Blues opened March with back-to-back losses.
The team has come back to earth after their long winning streak. On top of the hockey world for an extended period, the Blues now look much more ordinary.