Tonight the Blues will take on the Calgary Flames at 7 p.m. The Flames have been struggling as of late, and their captain Jerome Iginla has not been able to shake his season long slump. He has 6 goals and 4 assists on the season but is a pretty terrible -11. Tonight Mikka Kiprusoff gets the start in net for the Flames. He is 19-4-2 against the Blues, with a 1.90 GAA. I figure Kipper gets the start tonight after the Blues embarrassed Henrik Karlsson in their first meeting this season 5-2. However the Blues lost their next meeting 3-1.
Keys to this game for the Blues
- Captain David Backes; needs to keep this team motivated. Flames have a tendency of frustrating the Blues
- Petro and Cole need to continue to shut down the top forwards
- Jackman needs to keep on rolling and forget about the game against the Kings
- Hitchcock needs to keep up with the match ups on lines
- The Stewberg Dagger line needs to provide some scoring punch
No goalie has been anounced yet but I would assume it will be Halak in net. Games on Fox Sports Midwest in St louis tonight and RSW in Calgary.