No, Thursday night's game did not go the way the fans and the team wanted to. Yes, only managing one goal (way to go, 22nd best offense in the league) and blowing that one goal lead on two soft shots is not the way Blues fans wanted to end the year.
The Blues haven't lost in Toronto since 1996. Tonight, if they win, it might just come with some scrambled forward lines:
"I think that's something we've got to have an honest look here in the next 24 hours and what we're doing offensively and see if we can get some more juice by possibly blowing some of this up," Hitchcock told the team's official website. "We're not scoring, we're not scoring five-on-five."
To be honest, something has to give. Maybe Hitch's line-blender can cook something up. Whatever it is, it may well include Patrik Berglund, finally returning from an off-season shoulder injury.
This is your morning open thread. Check back later on for some CCR and Road Music, and then later on for your GDT. While you're waiting, head to Puck Daddy's best blog for 2015, Pension Plan Puppets, and see what they have going on in their neck of the woods.