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GameThread for Tampa Bay Lightning at St.Louis Blues, December 1st, 2016

We ain’t afraid of no lightning.

NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at St. Louis Blues Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Blues haven’t lost a regular season game against Tampa Bay since 2014. Maybe I’ve just jinxed them by mentioning this. Maybe you’re too superstitious so get over it already.

St.Louis stumbled backwards into their last two wins, to put it delicately, giving up two separate goals late in the final periods of both games, gifting a point in the standings to Dallas and Minnesota. The Central Division devours the weak, and the Blues are trying to stabilize their game with timely offense that doesn’t cough up leads.

St.Louis has worked their way out of the goal-scoring doldrums, and that’s a very good sign. Shot totals are back up, and they’re starting to put three or four goals into the net a game. Special teams are still among the best in the League - 3rd overall on the kill and 7th overall on the power play - and great googly moogly have they needed to be good on the penalty kill this season.

This is your Gameday thread. Get in here, bring your best gifs, and don’t break anything, dammit.