The Blues subtracted their team captain, only No. 1 overall draft pick and arguably best defensive forward in 12 hours. The next day two new young guys show up at 2 p.m. By 9:30 they played key roles in a 9-3 whipping of Aneheim.
Let's be clear, this was a win for the decade, two decades even. The last time the Blues scored nine goals, the place was Ottawa, the time: 1994. Bill Clinton was still president and hadn't even been impeached yet. The Blues were still playing in the Arena, that's how long ago that was.
So Chris Stewart, that might be a good acquisition. Two goals, No.1 star of the game. Both of his goals came in close in front of the net. Nice hands. Give Brad Fucking Winchester some tips, won't you, sir? Alex Pietrangelo in a statement game with three assists, asserting himself on the power play, trying his hardest to make people forget about those other defensemen that were taking his precious ice time.
Link guy Brad shared a photo with Gallagher of one of the first No. 25 Stewart jerseys in the house. First of many, people. Get on board now.
Here's the most important thing to take away from tonight. This was one of the most fun games of the season. There was an energy that Stewart talked about on the interview of the game on the telecast. An aggressive front office and an exciting, young and energetic young team makes for a fun night at the rink. Tonight the standings don't matter. The playoff race doesn't matter. Let's just celebrate.
After the jump, the Blues' scoring orgy. A scorgy.
And then there was Carlo Colaiacovo
How about Andy McDonald again
David Backes scored.
Hey, T.J. Oshie scored two, too!
Chris Stewart was in St. Louis less than seven hours and scored his first goal for the Blues.
What a day for Stewart. Just think if he scored twice...wait, he did.
And finally, Alex Steen finished off the scorgy. Great googly moogly, save some for Monday!