Lessons learned from the last week of play in the NHL:
St. Louis Blues hit tipping point
The struggling Blues left goaltender Jake Allen home when they played at Winnipeg on Saturday and gave minor leaguer Pheonix Copley his first NHL start. Copley wasn’t bad but the Blues allowed the Jets to score three power-play goals in a 5-3 defeat. The Blues have lost three straight games in regulation for the first time this season and have dropped out of the top three in the Central Division.
General Manager Doug Armstrong told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch last week leaving Allen at home “is not a huge story, he’s going to take a day to get a reset with his...