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Blue Jackets At Blues Morning Open Thread: Blues Need To Strike First, Stay Strong

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Brian Elliott gave the Blues every chance to stay in the game in his last start. Will the Blues be able to stay in this one?

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You can never have too much bacon. Can the Blues have too much #roarbacon? Judging from what the guys said to Jeremy Rutherford after their 4-3 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday, yes. Yes there can be too much #roarbacon.

"We keep playing comeback hockey," Pietrangelo said. "We’ve got to find a way to get up on teams early and bury them. It’s good character we showed coming back, but it would be nice to be up once in a while. It’s tough on the road to carry that momentum for a full game."

The Blues have been playing tight hockey all season, part of which can be attributed to offensive injuries, part of that can be attributed to solid goaltending. Brian Elliott allowed two goals on 39 shots against the Blue Jackets, giving the Blues a chance to come back and win, but they were punchless that night and Elliott's last start back on November 17th went to waste. Tonight, they'll get a chance to try it again with Jake Allen in net. Will the outcome be different?

Check back later for your game preview, a Lighting the Lamp from Rick, and today's game preview. While you're waiting for the puck drop, head over to The Cannon and see what they think tonight's keys to the game are.