I guess I saw a different game than some of you guys. I didn't think the team played terrible.
They scored on the PP. They had the puck in the Calgary zone for long cycles. I thought the transition had more speed and flow to it (most effectively on McDonald's goal....started by a good pass by Weaver and a fantastic spin-pass by Boyes).
Calgary is a pretty desperate team right now, too. This was a great hockey game to watch...plenty physical, lots of talent on the ice. Even though they played their back-up goalie, I think he played very well. This was a hard-fought must-win game for the Blues against an almost equally desperate Calgary team. (Last night the guy on NHL Network did his Power Rankings and had Calgary 4th....which I thought was a bit high, but you get the point. A quality opponent.)
The key for me is whether the Blues can continue to bring effort like this night after night. Lately, they seem to be able to gut out a big win, then lay an egg next game. Tonight's game will be a big challenge, but I want to see some desire and belief.