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Cam Ward spoils Blues’ bid for 100 points

Mar 15, 2012, 10:31 PM EDT

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The St. Louis Blues came into Thursday with an interesting set of opportunities. With a win and a couple other teams’ losses, they could have been the first team to a) hit the 100-point mark and b) clinch a playoff spot this season.

While the Carolina Hurricanes have been stumbling again recently, they’re still a semi-credible threat as a spoiler – at least when Cam Ward is on his game. That was absolutely the case tonight as he stopped all 40 Blues shots to win 2-0 (and earn the 200th win of his NHL career).

The New York Rangers (95 points) also lost in regulation on Thursday, so the Blues still seem like the odds-on team to hit the century mark first anyway. More importantly, clinching a playoff berth is likely just a formality for St. Louis.

They’ll have to wait for both thanks to Carolina, though.

  1. tbcrow - Mar 15, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    Allen FLOORED Oshi in open ice, it was fairly spectacular, and painful to watch.

    McDonugh (spelling?) took a bad spill while being tied up with Ruutu and went somewhat head first into the boards. He left the game, so for those Blues fans I hope he’s alright. Blues is my bastard Western Team which I root for if Canes don’t make it, which means I’m rooting for you boys to make the Cup.

  2. nothanksimdriving123 - Mar 16, 2012 at 2:46 AM

    Better headline: Blues try for 100, Cam Ward says NO.

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