The St. Louis Blues battled the Pittsburgh Penguins, and came out victorious with a 1-0 win. Brian Elliot had the shutout for the Blues, stopping all 33 shots and earning his fourth shutout of the season. David Backes had the lone goal in the third period in this playoff worthy match-up.

Neither goaltender was willing to give up a goal in the early stages of the game. After going scoreless through two periods, with the Blues managing to kill off a few key penalties, they were determined not to give the Penguins any momentum. It wasn’t until the third period that the Blues cracked the tie and put the puck past Marc Andre Fleury. Alex Steen released a slap shot from the point that deflected off of Backes and into the net.

The Blues then held off the Penguins for the remaining eight minutes of the third period. These are two of the top teams in both the Eastern and Western Conference who are both in the hunt for the President’s Cup. This game was sure to get fans fired up for the playoffs.

The St. Louis Blues clinched a playoff spot with the help of the Boston Bruins beating the Phoenix Coyotes 4-2 on Saturday night. This is the third consecutive season the Blues have reached the playoffs, and the 38th time in franchise history.

The Blues continue the hunt for the President’s Cup against the Toronto Maple Leafs at 6PM (CST) on Tuesday, March 28th.

Melissa White started playing ice hockey when she was only six years old. She spent her youth playing hockey in Seattle, Washington. She played with the boys until she was old enough to make the switch to a competitive girl's under 19 hockey team at the age of 12. Melissa played NCAA Division III college hockey in Buffalo, New York, for the Buffalo State Bengals. She was named Rookie of the Year and voted Assistant Captain during her junior season. Presently, Melissa manages and coaches a U-19 girl's team and an ACHA men's college team. Her favorite teams are the St. Louis Blues and the New Jersey Devils. She fell in love with the Devils on her sixth birthday when she received an autographed Martin Brodeur puck from her parents. Melissa is also attending Bradley University and pursuing a degree in Sports Communication.

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