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And we found Louie!

The Blues face-plant in Calgary
The Blues face-plant in Calgary
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BLUES NEWS:

KNOW YOUR ENEMY--THE EDMONTON OILERS:

  • The Blues take on another terrible Alberta team tonight. [Copper & Blue]

HOCKEY NEWS:

  • The Washington Capitals have won 50 out of 69 games and with 105 points have secured the first playoff spot. [CBS Eye on Hockey]
  • Jaromir Jagr got his 1,111th assist last night. [TSN]
  • Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom made a save against the Jets with his barehand after losing his stick and blocker pad. [Puck Daddy]
  • At the annual GM meeting in Boca Raton, it has been decided that goalie equipment will be smaller and more streamlined. [Puck Daddy]

OTHER STUFF:

  • Royals manager Ned Yost broke through some bricks and scraped up his hands during a motivational speaker's presentation. [Deadspin]
  • Golden State Warriors player Andrew Bogut hit his first 3-pointer in years, but missed his free throws. [Deadspin]
  • A player in the French Rugby League nearly had something in a very sensitive area ripped off during a tackle...he kept playing until the half, then received 11 stitches.  [Deadspin]

VIDEO:

Kung-Fu Praying Mantis vs. a Jumping Spider. The end is a metaphor for the Blues recent play:

They think they're hot stuff and then bam you're not.

Donut King returns Saturday.