St. Louis baseball and hockey fans hope to win Friday game night


ST. LOUIS — Downtown St. Louis is buzzing with excitement among sports fans Friday night.

The Enterprise Center hosts a must-see playoff game for the St. Louis Blues while the St. Louis Cardinals host the Milwaukee Brewers just blocks away at Busch Stadium.

It may be a chilly night, but fans will see their blood pumping, “bleeding blue” as the Note attempt to win a Game 6 in the second round of the NHL playoffs.

Will there be a repeat of what our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch called the “mile-high miracle” that was Colorado’s Game 5 win? I hope so.

Sportscaster Chris Kerber called it “the bailout at Ball Arena” when the Blues won in overtime, forcing a Game 6 at St. Louis.

“Pretty big game the other night,” said Blues fan Bryan Bauer. “They came from behind right and scored four goals, and in what? A few minutes or whatever.

The Cardinals host the Milwaukee Brewers in first place. Ballpark Village provided shuttle service to the Blues game and showed the hockey game on the big screen.

St. Louis sports fans James and Cindy Bragg decided to divide and conquer on Friday night.

“I’m going to the Blues game and she’s going to the Cardinals game,” James said. “I hope to be back in the Cardinals game by the 8th inning.”

St. Louis sports fan Mark Lewis was downtown and excited for the Blues game as he headed to the baseball game. He said another reason to celebrate is the success of St. Louis native Jayson Tatum, who played in an NBA playoff game on Friday night.

“I mean it’s as good as it gets,” Lewis said.

Eric Peoples is a St. Louis native who was back in town for Friday night games. He was impressed by the atmosphere of downtown St. Louis.

“The city has changed a lot since I grew up here,” Peoples said. “I like a lot of the changes I see.”


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