St. Louis Blues at Vancouver Canucks Gameday Preview

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The St. Louis Blues and Vancouver Canucks are set to resume their regular NHL schedule after taking time off for Sochi. Boy, does it feel really good to type that. It seems like an eternity since we last saw the Blues in action. In a 24/7 sports world, it kind of has been.

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St. Louis hasn’t been in action since February 8. They downed the Winnipeg Jets that day, and then sent nine Olympians to Sochi. Now various players will have to deal with different degrees of success or disappointment. For Jay Bouwmeester and Alex Pietrangelo, they’ll have to resist the urge to rub their gold medals in their teammate’s faces.

Patrik Berglund and Alexander Steen were on the receiving end of the gold medal loss, and will have to somehow find a way to be content with silver. The biggest question mark for the Blues is with the trio of American players and the lone goalie that they sent to Sochi.

Will David Backes, T.J. Oshie and Kevin Shattenkirk be able to shake off a devastatingly disappointing finish for the Americans in time for the upcoming playoff push? We’ll get our first chance to find out against a Canucks team that has struggled to do much of anything right lately.

They are owners of the longest current losing streak in the NHL, which sits at seven. Vancouver will be getting Henrik Sedin back though, which could ignite an otherwise stagnant offense. Here’s everything you need to know heading into tonight’s contest.

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