The Blues beat their rival team, the Chicago Blackhawks, 5-2 in their preseason finale. This was Jori Lehtera's first game due to his ankle surgery on Aug. 4. He made the most of it by scoring a short-handed goal and setting up Troy Brouwer with an assist.
"It was not an easy game for me," says Lehtera, "It's a good start."
Now, the team is in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for team bonding. This gives the guys some time to relax before the season starts. The boys get a sense of college hockey again, which inspires stories and memories.
Jaden Schwartz reflects, "We get to relax a little and get together before the season starts, do some things as a team."
Opening night is October 8, 7:00 p.m. at the Scottrade Center.
Preseason Lead Scorers:
1. Vladimir Tarasenko- 4 goals
2. Dmitrij Jasken- 3 goals
3. Paul Stastny- 3 goals