ST. LOUIS -- Desperate times called for desperate measures.
Searching for anything to give spark to an offense rendered listless since Jaden Schwartz's ankle injury on Dec. 9, St. Louis Blues coach Mike Yeo went with an 11/7 (11 forwards/seven defensemen) formation against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday.
The move made sense, giving the Blues insurance in case defenseman Jay Bouwmeester, who was returning from injured reserve, wasn't 100 percent.
It also paid off, thrusting fourth-liners Kyle Brodziak and Scottie Upshall into more prominent offensive roles. Brodziak and Upshall scored in the Blues' 3-2 victory over the Hurricanes. >> Read more