From the Blues’ official site, here’re tonight’s projected lines. Nail Yakupov sits in favor of Ryan Reaves, which I am absolutely certain will boost the team’s lagging goal production.
Alexander Steen - Patrik Berglund - David Perron
Jaden Schwartz - Jori Lehtera - Vladimir Tarasenko
Robby Fabbri - Paul Stastny - Dmitrij Jaskin
Scottie Upshall - Kyle Brodziak - Ryan Reaves
Jay Bouwmeester - Alex Pietrangelo
Carl Gunnarsson - Kevin Shattenkirk
Joel Edmundson - Colton Parayko
I’m not sure how refusing to have Paul Stastny center Vladimir Tarasenko continues to be a thing. What explains these lines? According to Ken Hitchcock, as quoted in this morning’s Bluenotes, he saw something he liked... for 25 minutes of Thursday’s game.
“I saw some stuff I liked,” coach Ken Hitchcock said Friday. “There’s a lot of things I liked, but we’ve got to continue to get more and more minutes on it. You can’t win in this league when you’re getting 25 minutes. We need a little more. A lot of things I liked for 25 minutes. A lot.”