If the Blues don’t beat Vancouver in this first round series, there will be a lot of reasons for it.
However, failing to convert on three seperate 5-on-3 advantages will haunt the Blues. They had a great 5-on-3 in game one in Vancouver, but were stoned by Roberto Luongo.
At the outset of game three, they were miserable for 1:26 of two man advantage time, and then failed to score on another one in the third period. Vancouver converted on theirs.
5-on-3 power plays might be the difference between winning and losing.