St. Louis (KSDK) - Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock is pumped up for the playoffs.
With a slight smile on his face Monday morning he said, "This is why I coach."
He added that he is good at this time of the year, but he did not say who would be his starting goalie for the playoffs.
Most believe it will be Jaroslav Halak because, he has post-season experience.
The Blues open their first round series against the Sharks on Thursday night.
Click the video player above to listen to everything Hitchcock had to say.