I obviously love both the Thrashers and Blues. I've been going to Thrashers games since the very first game, and hold season tickets. But there's one time a year where I wear a different jersey to Philips, and there's another time a year where I invade a gameday thread and talk smack about Atlanta.
Today is that day.
Me on every game day like this.
The Blues need to win tonight (along with a Chicago and Detroit loss) to be in 1st in the Central. Atlanta needs to win tonight (along with a Tampa Bay and Washington loss) to be 1st in the Southeast. Both teams are on winning streaks, with the Thrashers having beaten the Rangers and Sabres, and the Blues have beaten the Blackhawks, Penguins, and Predators - and those last two wins have been Jaroslav Halak shutouts of epic proportions. The Blues don't allow a lot of SOG, and they don't have a lot of goals against, either...Pavelec better be prepared to spend a lot of time stopping shots. Wait - that's the usual night for a Thrashers goaltender? Duh, my bad. It's funny how the last two games they've allowed less than 30 shots on goal and have won. I wish that they'd connect the dots more.
Make no mistake about it, I'm a Blues fan first off and formost, but nothing'd make me happier than a big old 1-0 shootout win for the Blues. At the very least, for both teams to get a point would be perfection. It is a shame though that Colaiacovo might not be in tonight for STL, that Polak's still out, and that Bryan Little is out with a nasty facial laceration. Time to test those team depths!