St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock got what he needed of his best players, and that was more than enough on the opening night.
Vladimir Tarasenko had two goals and an assist, and the Blues have started the season with a solid 5-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks Jersey on Wednesday.
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"The guys who have been around have made a number of today," said Hitchcock. "The guys who have been here before and I know what it's like to play in this building, I know what it's like to play against Chicago, they played very well today."
Kevin Shattenkirk and Paul Stastny each had a goal and two assists for the Blues, who theBlackhawks eliminated in seven games in the first round of the playoffs in April. Jake Allen had 17 saves in his first game since the goaltending job lead with Brian Elliott June trade Calgary was delivered.