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PHT Extra: In praise of the St. Louis Blues

Vladimir Sobotka

St. Louis Blues’ Vladimir Sobotka (17), of the Czech Republic, is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)


The St. Louis Blues won again last night, shutting out the Minnesota Wild, 3-0, and improving their record to 17-3-3.

As a reward for their fine play, they get to be the subject of our latest PHT Extra. (A massive honor, if there ever was one.)

So...what makes the Blues so good? And what could possibly hold them back from winning their first Stanley Cup in franchise history? Can Roman Turek deliver when it counts?

Click play for our answers:

Halford sez: I goofed a bit with the Blues-Kings info -- St. Louis and L.A. did not meet in the first round in both years. In 2012, they met in the second round. I apologize profusely and accept all the inevitable scorn the comments section will bring.