Jay Bouwmeester finally knows playoff feel

Jay Bouwmeester of the Blues moves the puck up the ice against the Blue Jackets during NHL action...

Jay Bouwmeester of the Blues moves the puck up the ice against the Blue Jackets during NHL action on April 5, 2013 in St. Louis. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images/AFP)

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:48 AM ET

CALGARY - Finally, Jay Bouwmeester won’t have to go through the end-of-season grilling yet again.

No longer will the former Calgary Flames defenceman, now a member of the St. Louis Blues, be asked about having gone through his career without skating in a NHL playoff game.

Outwardly, the lanky defenceman didn’t make a fuss about the impact of Tuesday’s Blues win over the Colorado Avalanche, a victory which punched his ticket — finally — to the Stanley Cup playoffs.

“It’s good, I guess,” was the first response of the blueliner who’ll face his former team Thursday.

Rest assured, he’s thankful his streak of games without making the playoffs — which will reach 764 when the regular season ends this weekend provided he skates in the final two of the year — is done and dusted and he’ll no longer have to hear about it.

It’s just Bouwmeester knows full making the playoffs is only the first step.


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