Blues refuse to quit in home stretch

Updated: March 25, 2009, 9:26 AM ET
By George Johnson | Special to ESPN.com

For the longest time, we merely assumed the coroner had applied the toe tag to their season. The obituaries had been written. Floral arrangements delivered.

Yet, here are the St. Louis Blues. In the homestretch. Back from the dead. Like Dracula, or vinyl, or Mickey Rourke's career.

"A lot of the 'experts' picked us for last place, if I do remember correctly," coach Andy Murray said wryly.

And, oddly enough, they are, at least in the context of the Central Division. ...

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