Yes, the Blues lost to the San Jose Sharks pretty badly the last time that they played each other, a 6-2 drubbing back on October 15th. That should add some spring to their step tonight, as revenge is always a great motivator (unless you're the Colorado Avalanche, apparently).
Oh, but the Sharks have a reason to be upset as well. They remember this, as well I'm sure all of you do. The hit that launched a stretcher and a thousand outcries of various and sundry intensities. Maxime Lapierre's hit on Dan Boyle.
Maxim Lapierre Hit From Behind on Dan Boyle (10/15/13) (via SomeHockeyVideos)
Boyle's back, scoring a goal and an assist Wednesday night. He's fine, but I'm pretty sure there's still a hint of animosity there for them to work with and for the Blues to exploit.
This is your morning open thread. Wake up, make a turkey sammich, and check back a little later on for a game preview, a VERY early GDT (3 PM puck drop, people!), and a game recap from RBR.