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NHL - US Sports: Thomas hails Blues' chemistry

Forward Robert Thomas has hailed the chemistry of the play-off-bound St. Louis Blues, who have now won eight NHL games in a row.

The Blues 18/1 to win the Stanley Cup, clinched their place in the post-season with a 6-5 overtime victory against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday.

The win improved their record to 45-20-10, which equates to 100 points and second place in the Central Division.

Thomas enjoying a hot streak

Twenty-two-year-old Thomas is on a 12-game point-streak (six goals, 17 assists) which is the second-longest currently in the NHL behind Florida's Jonathan Huberdeau.

Proving to be one of the most creative players in the NHL, Thomas has recorded 53 assists, the most for his age in the league. He is also the first Blue since Doug Weight in 2003/04 (33 years old at the time) to reach 50 assists in a season.

Thomas, a first-round (20th overall) pick of St. Louis in 2017 also has 18 goals for a total of 71 points which ranks second on the Blues.

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When the play-offs begin in May, the Blues will be appearing for the fourth consecutive time and 10th in the last 11 seasons. The franchise captured its first Stanley Cup in 2019 which was Thomas’ first in the NHL.

The dynamic centreman said to the media: "You can feel the team chemistry coming along. We're playing for each other, we're playing for the guys next to each other, and those things are really important this time of year."

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