After an outstanding game Thursday night in which Brian Elliott fought off 30 of the Jets' 31 shots, earning second star of the game, the Blues' goaltender is back in net against the Edmonton Oilers tonight. The Oilers, of course, while being consistently awful over the past heaven knows how many seasons now - they bleed together, don't they? - have the power to drag teams down to their level. The Blues have beaten Edmonton twice already this season, but it hasn't been as easy as you would think.
The Oilers have the same number of wins than the Blues have losses. They have scored just a goal or fewer in four of their last six home games. This should not be a challenge tonight - the Blackhawks lost last night and the Predators are in Detroit. This could be a good shot for padding and to gain some ground.
Tonight is Jay Bouwmeester's 900th NHL game, which seems amazing because he is younger than I am. It feels like he should be so much older, but hey, there's nothing wrong with being old before your time, right DK?
This is your morning open thread. Check back for some Road Music, and while you're waiting on the puck to drop, head over to The Copper & Blue and see how far a team's fanbase can throw their hands in the air.