Originally written on STLtoday.com  |  Last updated 10/19/14

TORONTO - OCTOBER 13: Roman Polak #46 of the St.Louis Blues moves for the puck against Nik Antropov #80 of the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre on October 13, 2008 in Toronto, Ontario.(Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, Tenn • One of the remarkable factors in the Blues' surge under coach Ken Hitchcock has been the emergence of the backline pairing of Roman Polak and Kris Russell.
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