After a 2-1 lead in the 2014 playoffs the St. Louis Blues looked like they would easily defeat the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. However this outcome would not be the final case for the Blues and they would go on to losing the next three games and be eliminated from the playoffs.
After a late trade in the season to secure veteran goalie, Ryan Miller, the St. Louis Blues looked as though they had collected the final piece of the puzzle for their season. Now with the defense matching up with the fast paced offense, the team would now be unstoppable. However, Miller was not the tool that would end up helping the Blues and would allow 5 goals in their final game of the playoffs this year.
The Blues were without their captain, David Backes for most of the series again Chicago due to a illegal hit from Blackhawk Brent Seabrook. The two were out for two games. They both returned for the final game of the series.
The Blues left fans upset after repeating the exact same result as last years squad. Both teams won close games in the first three games, then went on to lose the three next games. The Blues have played Stanley Cup defenders in both years with the Los Angeles Kings and the Chicago Blackhawks. Both teams have fantastic goalies in Jonathon Quick and Corey Crawford.
The St. Louis Blues will spend the next couple weeks upset and wishing they were still playing but will hopefully bounce back to play even better and fierce next year.