I was very impressed and excited for the Blues beating a tough Buffalo team on the road. They have played well at home but they were under .500 on the road and this was a big road win and a comeback win at that.
Being down 2-0, the Blues could have packed it in, but this team has such confidence and fight in them that they rallied with three goals of their own before Buffalo tied it back up.
What a huge goal by Brad Boyes with 58 seconds left in the game to win it for the Blues and give them their seventh win in the last eight games.
I really like the way the Blues are playing right now and they sit in fourth in the West behind all of the division leaders with 28 points, and you might have noticed that the Blues have played at least 2 less games than any of the other teams in the league, except for the Islanders.
Specifically, I like that the veterans are leading this team on the stat sheet, which is how it should be. The veterans, and leaders should lead by example, Keith Tkachuk had 2 assists, Paul Kariya, Brad Boyes and Mike Johnson a goal and an assist each, Martin Rucinsky a goal. These guys are the key to get some of the younger players, like Lee Stempniak back scoring goals like we all hope he will get back to doing.
This past week, the Blues beat Roberto Luongo, one of the best goalies currently in the league, beat the Flames, whom they had lost seven straight games to, beat the Red Wings on Nov. 13 after being down 2-0 in that game then scoring four straight goals. They beat a hot Nashville team on back-to-back nights and Columbus as well.
Next up is another tough road game at Minnesota on Friday night, where the Blues beat the Wild on Nov 1st for a huge road win as well.
The month of December will be a real test for the Blues, they play Detroit three times, Dallas, Colorado, Calgary again, and they get another crack at the Blackhawks this Saturday, a team that has been a real pest for the Blues to beat this season.
As if he needed any more praise for the job he is doing, I have to give major props to Andy Murray for the way he has the Blues playing, it's really great to see the team play well, compete every night and have a chance to win every night out.