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GameThread for Chicago Blackhawks at St. Louis Blues, Oct 25, 2014

This is the first time that the Blues have seen the Blackhawks since the playoffs, but this time it just has regular season consequences.

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How many people on the Blues are going to be sick tonight? Can someone just lick all of the Blackhawks' water bottles and get the two teams on even footing?

Hey, man, whatever works.

Dmitrij Jaskin will be in tonight, on a line with Patrik Berglund and Joakim Lindstrom, which is a line that potentially has potential. Magnus Paajarvi, as predicted, is in the press box tonight, but Steve Ott is not on the first line with David Backes and T.J. Oshie. This time it's Jaden Schwartz; Ott is back on the fourth.

With Schwartz on the top line, Alexander Steen will be on a line with Jori Lehetra and Vladimir Tarasenko, who had four goals against the Hawks in the playoffs last season.

The last time the Blues played the Blackhawks with Antti Raanta, they won 6-5 in a come from behind shootout victory. They haven't scored with Brian Elliott in net since the Calgary game. Something's gotta give at some point.

This is your game thread. Grab your cold frosty brews and maybe something a little stronger, just in case.

Let's do this. Let's Go Blues.