Feb 7, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; (Editors note: An infrared camera was used for this photo) General view of the game between the Detroit Red Wings and the St. Louis Blues during the third period at the Scottrade Center. The Red Wings defeated the Blues 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Blues Given Day to Rest After Third Straight Loss

Today an interesting thing happened in the world of the St. Louis Blues.  Coach Ken Hitchcock who seemed incredibly unhappy with his team last night has decided to give them the day off of practice.  According to Lou KoracJaroslav Halak is skating today for the second day straight and will start taking shots tomorrow, but the first chance to see him start will be on Monday as the Blues host the Los Angeles Kings.  Norm Sanders confirmed Brian Elliott will get the start tomorrow against the Ducks.

The St. Louis Blues have only 7 players on the ice while the others are having a different kind of practice.  Behind the scenes Hitch is electing to go over video with players and give them a “teaching” day.  This is an effort to pull the team out of their funk as Coach Hitch sees it as his job to get the team back on track.

Only time will tell if this works for the Blues who look to end their three game losing streak tomorrow against the Ducks in St. Louis.


-Alex Hodschayan

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