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GameThread for St. Louis Blues at Los Angeles Kings, Jan 9, 2016

Will the Blues be able to maintain a lead tonight? Will they be able to acquire one to begin with?

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Stastny and Bouwmeester are out tonight, and Brian Elliott will be starting instead of Jake Allen. Is this shocking? No. Is this something we should be concerned about? Honestly, no, since the Blues sprung out to their ever-dangerous two goal lead without Stastny, Bouwmeester, and Allen, and God knows that they can't maintain a lead with or without them.

It's unfortunate that they're injured, and it's concerning, but it's not the problem with this team. In fact, a victory without them may go a long way to helping the team over the proverbial hump. Maybe this is one of those "grow from within" moments for the team.

Or else it's another two shots in the third period moment for them.

This is your GDT. Comment like you're trying to walk a fine line between alcohol and caffeine.

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