ST. LOUIS – The St Louis Blues beat Edmonton Oilers 4-2 after a 10-day hiatus on the ice.
The NHL is back in action after an extended holiday break to help combat the growing COVID numbers. Tonight’s game marks the Blues’ first game since December 19. The return is refreshing for the Blues fans in attendance.
“I was trying to keep up with everything that was going on,” Susan Perney said. “I’m just really excited [to be back]. ”
The results were worth the wait, with goals from Blues favorites Brandon Saad and Vladimir Tarasenko. Head coach Craig Berube expects his side to be full of energy in tonight’s return game.
“They took a break for a while. They will be hungry to play,” Berube said. “A lot of when you’re fired, like I said, skating and the energy is there.”
Along with the return to action, the NHL has established a new return-to-play policy for current vaccinated players, adjusting the quarantine period from 10 days to 5 days.
Fans who wish to attend future games at the Enterprise Center will not see changes to current COVID safety protocols. Fans are required to wear masks inside the building and present proof of vaccinations or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the event.
The Blues return to action on January 1, when they face the Minnesota Wild in the 2021 Winter Classics.
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