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GameThread for St. Louis Blues at Anaheim Ducks, Jan 15, 2017

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The Blues hope to build on their shutout of the Sharks. Will they?

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Last night's 4-0 shutout of the San Jose Sharks was a pleasant turn of events for a team that has been maddeningly inconsistent and a backup who isn't having the best of seasons.

Returning home from California with a 2-1 record would be an even bigger surprise, especially considering that they haven't won a game in Anaheim since 2009-2010.

These trips don't seem to ever really go well for the Blues, but a win tonight could go a long way into leading the team into a busy stretch of play with some momentum. The Blues play every other night through the 21st; their game against Pittsburgh on the 24th is the only one that will come with two days rest.

Carter Hutton gets the start tonight again - no controversy, just a reward from Hitch for his shutout. Still, it's a message sent to Allen: you need to tighten up and play better. Allen's the goalie of tomorrow, today. The team would benefit from him playing like that.

This is your Game Day Thread. Comment like you're tired of staying up late.

Let's do this. Let's Go Blues.