The St. Louis Blues will not take their series lead against the Winnipeg Jets for granted as they prepare for Game 3 of the Western Conference First Round at Enterprise Center on Sunday (7:30 p.m. ET; CNBC, CBC, SN, TVAS2, FS-MW).
The Blues, who won Game 1 2-1 on Wednesday and Game 2 4-3 on Friday, have numbers on their side when it comes to winning the series. Teams that win the first two games of a best-of-7 Stanley Cup Playoff series own a series record of 318-50 (86.4 percent). Of the 92 teams that won Games 1 and 2 on the road, 72 went on to win the series (78.3 percent).
"They've beaten us in our building before, so we're expecting the same type of energy game in St. Louis," Blues defenseman Joel Edmundson said. "We expect an even harder game. They're not going to back off just because they're down 2-0. They're going to play as hard as they can. We're expecting a long series. Hopefully not, but we're going to do everything we can to get Game 3 under our belts."
Jordan Binnington became the second rookie goalie in Blues history to win his first two playoff starts, joining Curtis Joseph, who won the first three games of a 1990 Smythe Division Semifinal against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Binnington is the first to win his first two starts on the road.