The St. Louis Blues could be a sleeping giant in the postseason.

Why? Let’s focus on Blues right winger and alternate captain Vladimir Tarasenko. Tarasenko missed the first half of the regular season due to a shoulder injury, but he has returned to on-ice action — and he has been picking up the pace at the right time.

ISt. Louis has 12 games left in the regular season: two games against Colorado, four games against Minnesota, two games against Anaheim, two games against Vegas, and one game against Los Angeles. The Blues have a tough late season stretch, but anything is possible in the coming weeks.