The Lightning (13-10-1) head to Scottrade to face off against the Blues (13-7-3), and Tampa will be without goal-machine Steven Stamkos who suffered a lateral meniscus tear in November. The Bolts have lost their last 3 games straight, and are 3-4 since the Stamkos injury.
St.Louis has won 6 out of their last 7, and are currently sitting at second place in the hotly contested Central Division, trailing the Chicago Blackhawks by four points in the standings. Thanks to Fabbri and Perron, mostly, we haven’t had to endure as many scoreless periods lately, but Tampa plays a tight defensive game, and offense could be hard to come by.
Let’s ask the important questions here, though. Which third jersey is worst?
Granted, the Blues’ never actually wore this tirefire of a jersey (allegedly because of Mike Keenan’s objections, which is literally the only decent decision Iron Mike ever made in St.Louis), but it is widely considered to be the worst alternate uniform of all time.
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