BOSTON (AP) If If the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins in Game 7, perhaps Steve Hatze Petros should get his name on the Stanley Cup.
He is the NHL schedule-maker , making him the most responsible for a January-March stretch when the Blues didnt play more than one consecutive home game at a time. It was a virtual 70-day road trip that forced a team with a half-dozen new faces to come together under coach Craig Berube. It also helped them put up a 9-3 road record in the playoffs and it is a big reason the Blues say they feel totally at home playing for the Cup in Boston on Wednesday night.
It was a time for us to get to know each other better, center Ryan OReilly said. We got out and got away, got the chance to go to the rink together every day, eat together every day. It just kind of brought us together.
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