Apparently the guys heard my criticism (and the criticism of everyone else in the free world), because they played one of their best and most entertaining games of the season last night.The highlight was Chris Stewart taking down Derek Dorsett with some super hard punches (not breaking his hand, too) and then as he skated off to the penalty box did the Kovalchuk v. McCabe crowd pump thing. Cam Janssen then fought Jared Boll yet again in one of the longest fights ever.
The real highlight was the shootout. Not only because the Blues won, but because Steve Mason showed that he is the heir apparent to the nickname “Mr. Fivehole.” All but one of the goals scored in the shootout went right between his legs. Watch out, Marty Turco – he’s coming for you! A discussion of Mason on Twitter prompted this from my friend @heatonrob:
If that looks familiar to Blues fans, it’s because we once had this guy on our team:
Sorry Chicago – he’s your problem now.