Down 2-0 in rough seas, the Blues need a flotation device. All the water-tight compartments flooded Monday. Losing by three goals at home in today's NHL is like losing by three goals in an English Premier League match. It's a total eclipse of the heart.
You can find rays of hope if you look hard enough with a high-powered lens. The Blues are guaranteed two tournament games in LA. They went 2-0 in San Jose during the first series, so it can be done. Alex Pietrangelo might be good to go for Game 3, another plus.
But let's be honest, anyone putting big bucks on the Blues coming back in this one would get better odds over at River City Casino, letting it ride on red.