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Hitchcock to Name Starter on Wednesday

Tuesday, 04.10.2012 / 8:31 PM CT / St Louis Blues - News
By Chris Pinkert  - St. Louis Blues
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Hitchcock to Name Starter on Wednesday

Blues Head Coach Ken Hitchcock originally said he'd wait until Thursday to name a starting goalie for Game 1.

Instead, he'll announce his decision after practice on Wednesday.

"I'm going to move it up a day so you guys can write about something," Hitchcock told reporters Tuesday after practice. "I'm going to give you a little treat."

Will he select Jaroslav Halak, who captivated the hockey world when he led the eighth-seeded Montreal Canadiens to the Eastern Conference Finals two years ago with impressive series wins over No. 1 Washington and No. 4 Pittsburgh? Or will he go with Brian Elliott, who earned an NHL All-Star nomination this season and finished with a modern-era record 1.56 goals-against average and a franchise-record nine shutouts this season?

Whatever Hitchcock reveals on Wednesday, we'll have it for you right here on

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