St. Louis Blues
The St. Louis Blues only just managed to creep into fourth place in the division, granting themselves a playoff spot. Despite a few excellent performances from some individuals, the Blues had one man to thank in particular – Vladimir Tarasenko.
Not only did Tarasenko have an incredible season, but he also demolished the rest of the league in points scoring, finishing with a stunning 96 points, including 52 goals and 44 assists. For these outstanding totals, he claimed a variety of post-season trophies including the Art Ross Trophy, the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, and the Maurice Richard trophy.
Other standouts included Alex Steen and David Backes who grabbed 61 and 60 points respectively, while Alex Pietrangelo had an excellent season in defense with 7 goals and 42 assists.
Brian Elliott had a fairly average season at best, and the same went for 24-year old Jake Allen, but ultimately it didn’t matter, as St. Louis’ offensive firepower carried them through to the Stanley Cup Finals.