Raise your hand if you're ready to get as far away from the city of St Louis as you can.
We've got a late substitution as JJ was added to the "Unable to Write" list. He'll be missing today's action as he attends to the birth of his daughter, Baby Girl From Kansas, who was born very early this morning. When he does return and you see a bunch of garbled sentences and misspelled words, you'll know it's due to his lack of sleep and not because he's just not very smart.
Two games on the schedule today in a true doubleheader. Unless you're way too exhausted from staying up last last night watching the Rangers and Capitals go into triple OT, it might be worth it to stay awake tonight, especially if the games go the way we want them to.
Philadelphia Flyers (5) vs New Jersey Devils (6) - 7:30 NBCSN: The Devils earned a split in the City of Brotherly Love after scoring 4 third period goals in Game 2. They head back to Jersey where the only rat they need to worry about wear 48 in orange. Ilya Bryzgalov is going to try to be strong so the Flyers can regain home ice advantage and put a bear hug on this series.
St Louis Blues (2) vs Los Angeles Kings (8) - 10:00 NBCSN: The Kings have won 3 straight playoff games overall, are 5-0 on the road, and head home with a 2-0 lead on the Bloosers after dominating them in the first period of Game 2 before coasting to victory. Alex Pietrangelo will be back in the Blues lineup after missing Game 2 from a lower body injury due to a DJ King hit, meaning that we get to see whether a rookie defenseman really is the difference for a Blues team trying to squeak by the eight seed.