Good morning Blues fans! Our home team is back in their homes, beds, kitchens and back on their home ice as well. They’ll try to open up this homestand with a win over Calgary tonight.
The St. Louis Blues are in a pretty good position after six games. They have nine points overall and currently lead the NHL Central Division.
What is even better is that the Blues could, and some might argue should, have all 12 points. It’s always a tough ask to figure any team could go undefeated for six games out of the gate, but if not for the Blues stubbing their own toes, it could have been.
Still, there is reason to be happy. Despite some early injury issues, the team pressed on and battled through it.
St. Louis does need to stay healthy because the goals will be tougher to find if the lineup has to be made over like it was for a couple games last week. As long as the team is only missing a piece here or there or at least not key centers, then the Blues should be good.
Heading into today’s game against Calgary, the Blues are looking for a repeat performance after scoring six goals just last Saturday. They will likely be facing the same goaltender as well.
Calgary is coming off a solid shootout win in Chicago. Brian Elliott played, turning aside 31 shots and seven in the shootout, but that means he is unlikely to play against the Blues tonight.
I would like to think it was not done on purpose, but it will be a little disappointing if the Blues do not get to face him at all this season. If Moose does not play tonight, the only other chance to face him would be when the Flames come to St. Louis on March 25.
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But, that is all just for the fans. The team needs to win no matter who is in net against them. Keep a clean game going and the Blues should do just that.
Tonight’s game against Calgary kicks off a three game home stand. It will also be only the third home game of the season so far.
Here are your St. Louis Blues Morning Links to get your day started right.
For all the particulars of tonight’s game, including the Blues’ starting goaltender, JR of the Post has you covered. (STLToday)
The Flames ended up going 2/5 on the powerplay against Chicago. Before that success it was a very bleak looking unit. So much so that there have already been calls to axe new assistant coach Dave Cameron. (Flame for Thought)
David Perron was pointless until unleashing on the Flames last week. He was just fine with that, proving he has matured and also he is loving his new responsibilities. (STLToday)
There’s nothing funny about the story behind this story, since St. Louisans will likely lose jobs, but Scottrade is going to be bought out. That is going to lead to a different name, again, for the Blues’ arena. (Arch Authority)
There has been no official confirmation on changed to the arena, but you can bet they’ll want to get the Scottrade name off as soon as possible. Frozen Faceoff took the time to guess what the changes might look like. (Frozen Faceoff)
Vladimir Tarasenko was becoming the man for the Blues even before some recent big-name departures. Now, he may be becoming the man in St. Louis earning a local award. (NHL)
Former Blues coach Jacques Demers has been going through some health problems of late. He returned home over the weekend after a brief hospital stay. (ESPN)
Have a great day Blues fans! Let’s hope we are discussing a win tomorrow.