Obviously the Blues could’ve played better during game one. Shot after shot was fired at Jake Allen with little help from the rest of the team, leading to a game one overtime victory that just as easily could’ve been a game one regulation loss.
Mike Yeo is making some adjustments for tonight to spark the offense. Robert Bortuzzo, who missed several games at the close of last season due to an upper body injury, returns to the lineup. This brings veteran defensive stability - Jordan Schmaltz was used for only a few seconds on Wednesday evening during the overtime period.
Zach Stanford is also in tonight, but it’s unclear what forward he’s replacing. Perhaps he can be a solid replacement for the blazing speed of Jori Lehtera.
Jaden Schwartz - Ivan Barbashev - Vladimir Tarasenko
Magnus Paajarvi - Patrik Berglund - David Perron
Vladimir Sobotka - Jori Lehtera - Alexander Steen
Scottie Upshall - Kyle Brodziak - Ryan Reaves
ADD: Zach Sanford
Jay Bouwmeester - Alex Pietrangelo
Joel Edmundson - Colton Parayko
Carl Gunnarsson - Robert Bortuzzo