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This Central Division rivalry is coming back to life as one of the best in hockey once again.
Chicago and St. Louis both each won their first two games, and in completely different fashion.
Chicago used its offense to knock off both of last year's Western Conference finalists on the road, beating the Kings 5-2 in Los Angeles and the Coyotes 6-4 in Phoenix. Despite the defense and goalie issues that seemed to have carried over based on the Phoenix game, the offense is scoring enough to make up for any miscues.
St. Louis, on the other hand, used its terrific defense and goaltending to blow out the Red Wings and hold off the Predators in a shootout. Rookie Vladimir Tarasenko exploded in his first two NHL games, and he could finally be the answer on offense for a defense-based Blues team.
The big question for the game is what will be stronger: Chicago's ability to score goals or St. Louis' ability to prevent goals?