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(KSDK Sports) -- TheBlues are not in action, tonight, but they can clinch a "berth" into the playoffs if the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Red Wings.

The Blues could have wrapped it up, last night, in Denver, but they got thumped by the team with the "worst" record in the WesternConference, the Colorado Avalanche, who won 5-4.

The Blues have won nine of their 12-games, this month. The season has been a grind but, for Blues analyst Darren Pang, it is no "excuse."

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