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Coyotes at Blues Preview: Ready for Reverse Retro?

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They’re here.

Arizona Coyotes v St Louis Blues Photo by Scott Rovak/NHLI via Getty Images

Here’s the Blues’ Reverse Retro jersey, quite possibly one of the most divisive jersey designs in Blues history:

And then the Arizona Coyotes went “hold my beer:”

Do you remember how, when you were a kid (if you’re an old, like me at least), your parents told you not to leave your Nintendo on pause for too long with the TV on because the pause screen could get “burnt” into the CRT TV? I don’t know if that was true, but if there ever was a broadcast that could burn an image into a 4K TV, it’s going to be tonight’s, and then it’s going to happen again on the 13th.

While you’re busy trying to avert your eyes from the color clash of bright red on bright white ice, the Coyotes will be busy trying to avert their mind from Tuesday night’s loss. Arizona showed some solid play at moments, outshooting the Blues 35-29. In the third period, which started to show signs of a Coyotes comeback, the Blues were outshot 15-6.

The margin of victory could’ve been bigger for the Blues had they capitalized on their power play. It went 0/5, with part of a four minute major being negated around 35 seconds by a penalty from David Perron.

The Blues offense came from a surprising place on Tuesday - their defense. Namely, Justin Faulk, and Vince Dunn. This is either responding well to constructive criticism (or whatever fans give these two) or someone’s found their game, but both players have stepped it up. Dunn has rebounded particularly well to his benching against Las Vegas.

Sadly, Brayden Schenn’s point streak ended Tuesday night, but that just means that he can start a new one tonight. Jordan Kyrou’s incredible start to the season has continued. The forward added two assists to his point total for the year and is leading the team with 12 points overall.

A Blues win tonight would be their fifth win in a row, and would lift them to 8-2-1 on the season. As of this afternoon, they are tied with the Colorado Avalanche at 15 points each, and, if you look at the calendar, you may notice who the Blues’ next opponent is. The Avalanche’s game tonight against the Minnesota Wild has been postponed, so at the conclusion of tonight’s Blues game, both teams will have played 11 games.