The NFHL Game of the Night

 

Blues Almost Done

 

The St. Louis Blues are almost done in their quest for the post season.  Tonight, a they played their 79th game of the season, two more than the San Jose Sharks, the team they are battling with, and were dismantled by the Vancouver Canucks. Despite getting off to a quick start thanks to a quick goal from Dale DeGray, the Blues couldn't capitalize and ended up giving up the next 6 goals, losing 6-1.  Russ Courtnall had 2 goals and an assist, while Cam Neely had a goal and 2 assists to lead the Canucks.  Michel Goulet, Paul Coffey and Wayne Gretzky, with his 40th of the year, scored the other Vancouver goals. The win gives Vancouver 100 points on the season with one more game to play.  The game, however, is meaningless for them as they are locked into the 4th seed in the playoffs and a match up against the Detroit Red Wings. 

 

As for the Blues, they remain tied for 8th with San Jose, but now give up 2 games in hand, making their playoff aspirations almost over.

 

Three Stars of the Night

Russ Courtnall (MON) - 2 Goals (29), 1 Assist, +2, 4 Shots, 2 Hits
Kevin McClelland (FLA) - 2 Goals (34), 1 Assists, 3 Shots, 3 Hits
Michael Thelven (FLA) - 2 Goals (34), 1 Assists, 3 Shots, 2 Hits