This weekend, the Power will hit the road one last time this season to face the St. Louis Jr. Blues. The Jr. Blues visited Milwaukee back in September to kick off the season, and the Power swept the two-game series. The two teams went head-to-head once more in October; this time, the series was split, with St. Louis taking a 2-1 win on Friday and Milwaukee taking a 3-1 win on Saturday. Although both teams are out of the playoffs, they have four games left this season, and each of them are against each other.
Last season, the Jr. Blues clinched a playoff spot and placed third in the Central Division standings. This season, however, has been a quite unfortunate run for them. Out of 43 games played, 34 of them have been losses. St. Louis hasn’t been able to pick up a win since the Showcase, when they won 7-1 against the Louisiana Drillers. This past weekend, they recorded two more losses against the Oregon Tradesmen, who have already guaranteed themselves a playoff spot.
Milwaukee didn’t have an easy start to their season, but still managed to get in the race for the postseason. Unfortunately, that dream was cut short due to two losses this weekend against the Wausau Cyclones. Despite a 3-0 shutout against the Cyclones Friday night, they fell short 4-5 the following night. Milwaukee needed to win on Sunday in order to have a chance for a playoff spot, but Wausau took the upper hand and pulled out a victory in overtime. Although the Power couldn’t make it to the postseason, they sit over 15 points ahead of St. Louis and have a strong chance to sweep them this weekend,
The first game of this series begins on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 2:30 p.m. and the second on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. Both of these games will be held in St. Louis, but don’t worry Power fans: Hockey TV will be streaming them live! The season is coming to an end, so join us in cheering on your Milwaukee Power!
Story by Julia Woodcock