St Louis Blues: Top 30 Goaltenders in Franchise History

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Nov 3, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; Los Angeles Kings center Trevor Lewis (not pictured) scores an empty net goal against the St Louis Blues during the third period at Scottrade Center. The Los Angeles Kings defeat the St Louis Blues 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

20. Phil Myre

1977-79; 83 games, 20-47-16 record, 3.96 GAA, 2 shutouts

With all due respect to Myre, he was arguably the least effective long-term starting goalie that the franchise has had in its 48-season history. With that said, he had the odds stacked against him to an extent, as he played on two of the eight teams in Blues history that failed to make the postseason.

If anything, Myre remained durable during a difficult time period, seeing action in 44 games in 1977-78, by far the most games played among the five goaltenders that played for the St Louis Blues during that season.

Though he had an unimpressive 11-25-8 record, Myre had a solid if unspectacular 3.64 GAA and a shutout during that season. The following season, he split the starting duties with Ed Staniowski for the worst team in franchise history, one that finished with a 18-50-12 record.

Over 39 games, Myre had a 9-22-8 record with a 4.33 GAA and another shutout. He was traded to Philadelphia following the season, and whether it was coincidence or not, the Blues began a streak of 25 straight playoff appearances the next year as Mike Liut took over in net.

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