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No line-up changes are expected from Friday night's win. Why would there be?

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Tonight's game lines will start off exactly the same as they did Friday night. Why tinker with something that worked?

I mean, a reason other than "because I'm Ken Hitchcock," of course.

With all seriousness, here're tonight's lines:

Forwards

Jaden Schwartz - Paul Stastny - Alexander Steen

Robby Fabbri - Jori Lehtera - Vladimir Tarasenko

Dmitrij Jaskin - Patrik Berglund - David Perron

Scottie Upshall - Kyle Brodziak - Ryan Reaves

Defense

Jay Bouwmeester - Alex Pietrangelo

Brad Hunt - Kevin Shattenkirk

Joel Edmundson - Colton Parayko

Goalie

Jake Allen

Brad Hunt will be playing in his second game with the Blues, as Carl Gunnarsson is still out with injury.

Much of tonight's success will rest on the shoulders of the goaltender. Either Devan Dubnyk or Jake Allen are capable of stealing a game. Dubnyk leads the league with a .946 SV%, while Jake Allen has gone 9-1-0 over his last ten starts with a .922 save percentage during that span. One of my fantasy teams thanks you, sir. The Wild are a team that play the Blues well, and vice versa. No small amount of this is because of their goaltenders.

Tonight's Mike Yeo's first trip back to the Xcel Energy Center since he was fired as the coach of the Wild. I'm sure they'll give him a happy homecoming with a tribute video. Let's give him a happier homecoming with a win.