Okay, so the Red Wings-Blackhawks wrap-up and the ensuing notebooks and more gabba about Petr Mrazek and Teemu Pulkkinen’s performances at the World Junior Championships gave the blog software indigestion. So here’s a separate entry regarding the Red Wings’ game against the St. Louis Blues tonight (7 PM EST, FSD/FS Midwest/WXYT) and all that follows:
I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news isn’t good—the Wings won’t face Alexander Steen because he’s got a concussion. The bad news isn’t good, either: while the Blues didn’t hold a grudge regarding Johan Franzen bumping Kris Russell (who’s out with a “hip pointer”), they’re going to have both T.J. Oshie, Vladimir Sobotka and Jamie Langenbrunner in the lineup tonight (they did not play during the Wings’ 3-2 victory on Tuesday) per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Jeremy Rutherford.
The Blues felt slighted by luck in their 2-1 shootout loss to Nashville on Friday, as noted by the Associated Press’s recap: