With three head-to-head matchups in the final eight games, this stretch is crucial for both Columbus and St. Louis. Columbus looks to solidify their playoff standing, while St. Louis is desparate to make a playoff run, currently sitting in tenth place—only one point out of eighth. Columbus is 7-1-1 in their last nine, and is coming off a 5-0 complete and utter destruction of Calgary at Nationwide on Thursday night; the Blues are hot as well, having won three straight and six of nine. And, if tonight’s game isn’t enough, these two teams turn around and play again tomorrow night at Nationwide. Familiarity breeds contempt, eh?