The second period Blues were back Sunday night, but the outcome was different. Instead of allowing goals, the Blues' Jori Lehtera blasted a laser past Martin Jones. Still, the effort wasn't there - fans could see it, broadcasters commented on it, and the team discussed it after the game.
One guy who did show maximum effort all night was David Backes. To be frank, he's showed maximum effort all playoffs. There won't be any questions about leadership when all is said and done this post-season. The man has been on a tear.
This is your morning open thread. Check back later on for a Lighting The Lamp, your preview, and your GDT, along with whatever other goodies we can get up here. Happy game two, everyone - while you're waiting, head over to our friends at Fear The Fin and see if they think Brent Burns will commit any more helpful turnovers tonight.