This is going to so odd, but Blues fans may actually miss the old Minnesota Wild. You remember them, right? Defense forward, stifling hockey that always resulted in a scintillating 2-1 game?
Yeah, that’s not this Wild.
They have six 20 goal scorers, with one, Ryan Hartman, sure to crack 30 by the end of this season. Star forward Kirill Kaprizov leads the team in goals with 40, is second in assists with 47, and leads the team in points with 87. That’s 15 more goals than Blues’ team leader Vladimir Tarasenko, three more assists than Robert Thomas, and 24 more points than Robert Thomas.
To say that he needs to be stifled is an understatement. Here’s hoping tonight’s lineup (from stlblues.com) is up to the challenge.
Saad - O’Reilly - Perron
Buchnevich - Thomas - Tarasenko
Barbashev - Schenn - Toropchenko
MacEachern - Brown - Walker
Scandella - Parayko
Leddy - Faulk
Mikkola - Bortuzzo
Kyrou is going to have to wait to add any more points to his team lead; he’s out with illness again tonight.
This is your GameDay Thread. Comment like second place is within reach.
Let’s do this. Let’s Go Blues.