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Blackhawks at Blues Morning Open Thread

It's like deja vu all over again...

Olli Jokinen celebrates his first goal with the Blues.
Olli Jokinen celebrates his first goal with the Blues.
Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Here we are again with the game day features for the Blues and the Blackhawks.  A good road game against the Hawks and the Blues scratched one item off the list of possibles.  Minnesota can't catch the Blues, so the wild card spot is impossible.  First, second, and third in the division are all still very much in play, though.  A not-so-good game against the Jets could have cost them, but some good luck in Colorado and Chicago leaves the Blues still in control of their destiny.  One point up on Nashville, three up on Chicago. A win tonight all but locks up the division.  A loss and Nashville can move to the top of the standings tonight.

Jake Allen gets the start again.  Allen has been on a great roll 3-1-1 in his last 5 with only 7 goals given up on 139 shots.  That's a 0.950 overall save percentage.

Alex Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko are still nursing those "lower body injuries".  Robert Bortuzzo remains on the shelf too.

Rick has another Memorabilia Memory for us later today so check back for that.

If you want to associate with Blackhawks fans, you know how to find them without my help.

Let's Go Blues!