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GameThread for St. Louis Blues at Columbus Blue Jackets, Nov 17, 2015

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Brian Elliott gets the start in net against Torts' Jackets.

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John Tortorella coached teams are never easy to play against, and that includes the Columbus Blue Jackets. Despite starting the season with an eight-game losing streak, the Jackets are in the process of turning things around. They've gone 6-4 under Torts, and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky has, overall, played very well in his last five games:

GAME DEC GA SA SV SV% SO PIM TOI EV GA PP GA EN GA EN GA
NOV 14 '15 ARI @ CBJ W 2 29 27 .931 0 0 60:00 2 0 0 0
NOV 13 '15 CBJ @ PIT W 1 29 28 .966 0 0 60:00 1 0 0 0
NOV 10 '15 VAN @ CBJ L 4 29 25 .862 0 0 58:32 4 0 0 1
NOV 05 '15 CBJ @ LAK W 2 33 31 .939 0 0 59:49 1 1 0 0
NOV 03 '15 CBJ @ SJS W 2 43 41 .953 0 0 60:00 2 0 0 0

Tonight Brian Elliott gets a chance back in net. He's only started two times in the last nine games; Hitch explains his reasoning as such:

"Jake didn't go in the net based on poor play (by Elliott)," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. "Jake went into the net because there was an opportunity there based on an illness and he took advantage of it. So then you run with that as far as you can."

That is hard to argue with, though if you're going to have two starters for the foreseeable future, perhaps making sure one of them isn't rusty isn't a bad thing. That's tonight for Elliott; hopefully he doesn't disappoint.

This is your GameDay Thread. Comment like you'd like that stupid cannon to shut up.

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