Just in case the Blues do face the revamped and resurgent Nashville Predators at some point in the playoffs, it would be nice to get a regulation win during the regular season. You know, considering they don't have a shootout in the playoffs (thank you Lord).
The only victory for the Blues this year was a danged old shootout. Otherwise it's been four victories for the men in mustard yellow. The funny part about this statement is that the fans of the men in mustard yellow don't actually think the yellow on their uniforms is of the mustard family. If' it's not mustard, oh people of the Grand Ole Opry, what kind of yellow is it? Last time the Blues played the Predators I compared it to yellow snow. That's still not quite right. Cheap tequila gone bad? A flat Corona? Urine sample yellow?
Last game day thread, I suggested it would be awesome when Alexander Steen came back from concussion. And then poof, he was activated that afternoon making me look less than observant. But the joke ended up being on Steen. Well at least his teeth. He got hit in the mouth and lost three teeth. Guy can't catch a break. First a concussion then a smack in the mouth and chicklets go flying. Why couldn't he take a puck to the nose instead? Then maybe they could grind down that shark fin on his face.
So that Ken Hitchcock, he's a man of his word. Goaltender gets a shutout, he starts next game. Shutout Thursday, Brian Elliott starts Sunday. Shutout Sunday, Elliott starts Tuesday. Shutout tonight, and Jaroslav Halak has been guaranteed the start for Thursday in Chicago. I mean, he's still the starter, right? Right? There are worse problems to have.
My buddy once had a bad case of the Pekka Rinne. He took some penicillin, it cleared right up. I've made that joke before. I like it every time. At least I haven't called Nashville the Sexual Predators tonight.
This is your game day thread. Comment like Chris Hanson is watching.