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Brad Winchester is back in the lineup tonight
The only change to the lineup tonight is that Tyson Strachan will sit out and Brad Winchester will return. This will give the Blues a much more balanced look with 6 D-men instead of the 7 who played against the Coyotes. Carlo Colaiacovo is still out with flu.
The Blues really need to come out strong tonight – the Panthers are a fast team but they have defensive problems. The Blues need to punish this weakness and punish it fast. The Panthers beat the Stars last night in a shootout with Steve Reinprecht scoring a natural hattrick.
Let’s hope the Blues play to their strengths – don’t try for the perfect pass on the powerplay, just shoot, keep pounding the net and it’ll happen. Let’s hope that sitting a game has had an effect on Brad Winchester. He’s a big guy…he needs to use his size and start crashing the net. Eric Brewer should have shaken a bit of rust off – and the pairing with Pietrangelo looks a good one.
Come on Blues – don’t let Mike Kitchen have the last laugh…
Source: Andy Strickland