The St. Louis Blues have been more successful on the road than at home in the Stanley Cup Playoffs this season. So how are they going to approach Game 7 of the Western Conference Second Round against the Dallas Stars at Enterprise Center on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVAS)?
"Treat it like a road game as much as we can," coach Craig Berube said Monday. "Play a simple brand of hockey and get to our game as quickly as possible. Just keep the noise out and focus on playing.
"Just put the noise behind us and play."
It's not hard to see why they would take that approach.
They are 2-4 on home ice during the playoffs, including a 2-1 loss to Dallas in Game 5 when they had 15 giveaways. They have allowed 18 goals and been outscored 8-6 in the third period.
They are 5-1 away from St. Louis, allowing 10 goals while outscoring opponents 11-2 in the third. In their 4-1 win in Game 6 at Dallas on Sunday, they gave away the puck 10 times.
They say it's all about keeping the game simple, minimizing the distractions and getting off to a quick start, an approach they will look to follow for Game 7.