NHL Standings 2012: Blues Sit Second In Western Conference With 106 Points

Two extremely rare occurrences happened on Saturday during the Columbus Blue Jackets' 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues. For one, the NHL's worst team (Columbus) defeated what was the NHL's best team. The loss also clinched the Central Division for St. Louis for the first time since 1999-2000.

The loss to Columbus marked back-to-back games for St. Louis. It also means the Vancouver Canucks have leapfrogged the Blues in the standings by one point. Both teams have three games left. Right now, the Canucks have 107 points, the Blues have 106.

It's not going to be an easy final stretch for the Blues. The remaining schedule includes two locks for the playoffs in the Western Conference and one team squarely on the bubble. St. Louis will play the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday, followed by another home game against the Phoenix Coyotes on Friday. The Blues will finish things up on Saturday in Texas against a Dallas Stars team that couldn't be fighting for the No. 8 seed.

For more on the Blues, visit St. Louis Game Time and SB Nation St. Louis. For more on the NHL news and notes, keep it locked to SB Nation NHL hub.

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