Blue Notes: PLAYOFFS!!!

Playoff hockey is just around the corner! (Photo: Arne Hjelle/flickr)

Playoff hockey is just around the corner! (Photo: Arne Hjelle/flickr)

• Though the Blues needed just one point last night to clinch a playoff berth, those little overachievers got two and as such, are heading to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second year in a row! (blues.nhl.com)

Jay Bouwmeester, a veteran of 762 NHL games, is headed to the postseason for the first time in his career. This is slightly a big deal. (@STLBluesWriter)

• Be sure to check out the newest “Because it’s the Cup” commercial, featuring our very own Blues! My favorite part would definitely have to be the “Let’s go Blues!” at the end.

• To nobody’s surprise, the Blues have reached a three year affiliation with the Chicago Wolves. (blues.nhl.com) I’ve already shared a few of my thoughts on this, but this post from St. Louis Game Time echoes my own concerns.

Brian Elliott will start tomorrow vs. the Calgary Flames. (@jprutherford) We all could have assumed as much.

• But here’s the real news! Jaroslav Halak will likely be activated from IR and serve as back up. (@lkorac10) Halak says that he feels back to 100%, while admitting that he did rush back last time.

• After blocking a shot in last night’s game, Barret Jackman is considered DTD. Kris Russell will take his place tomorrow. (@lkorac10)

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