Tonight’s lines are... well, they’re the same as they were the last time these two teams met on Monday.
Monday’s performance was the best the Blues have looked against Arizona since the first time that they met on February 2nd save for that last second goal. And besides, the Blues have tonight, Saturday, and Monday to play the Coyotes. They can adjust then if they need to.
There’s a new wrinkle tonight: the Blues and Yotes are the last two West teams standing until tomorrow night, but Arizona has a new addition to the COVID-protocol list:
The Coyotes' John Hayden has been added to the NHL's list of players unavailable to practice, travel or play in games due to COVID protocols.— Craig Morgan (@CraigSMorgan) February 12, 2021
Hayden is the first Coyote on the list since Lawson Crouse was on it just before the season opener (Crouse played on opening night).
The last time this happened, the NHL allowed a game to be played between the Blues and Vegas Golden Knights. The Blues dodged a bullet after that. Hopefully they’ll be able to dodge a couple more tonight.
This is your GameDay Thread. Comment like you’d like some variety. Let’s do this. Let’s Go Blues.