The Dallas Stars are coming off a 2-1 shootout victory against the Phoenix Coyotes while the St. Louis Blues are coming off a 5-2 victory against the Calgary Flames. Kari Lehtonen, who had a phenomenal game against the Phoenix Coyotes, will get the start in the net while Jaroslav Halak will be in the net for the St. Louis Blues. Both goalies will look for a solid early season victory.
Both teams have injuries to report as St. Louis defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo (concussion-like-symptoms), Right Wing B.J. Crombeen (Fractured left shoulder) and Left Wing David Perron (Concussion-like symptoms) are out while Stars Defenseman Nicklas Grossman (Groin) and Adam Pardy (Ribs) are questionable for the game.
The puck drops at 730 CT as one team will continue with their hot streak and one will hit an early season roadbump, in this first meeting between both teams. I am expecting to see a much bigger crowd than the last game against the Coyotes, as Monday’s game was plagued with a horrible start time and playoff baseball starting at the same time. This will also be the game when both Jamie Langenbrunner and Jason Arnott will be playing against the Stars as team members and members as the St. Louis Blues. Langenbrunner of course was traded back to Dallas last season, but was not too successful in his return. This will be all the first game for Eric Nystrom who was acquired from the Minnesota Wild to help relieve cap space for the Dallas Stars. Word is that while he is rushing, he should be in Dallas in time to skate with the team tomorrow.
The game will be on Fox Sports Southwest and on the radio with 1310 the Ticket as usual.
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Topics: Adam Pardy, B.J. Crombeen, Calgary Flames, Carlo Colaiacovo, Dallas Stars, David Perron, Eric Nystrom, Jamie Langenbrunner, Jaroslav Halak, Jason Arnott, Kari Lehtonen, Minnesota Wild, Nicklas Grossman, Phoenix Coyotes, St. Louis Blues