Bruising power forward Keith Tkachuk was at his best with the Blues while playing with playmaker Pavol Demitra.
So when the team held a memorial for Demitra and another former Blue killed in the Yaroslavl Lokomotiv team jet crash, Igor Korolev, Tkachuk paid tribute to his linemate and friend.
Tkachuk recited Demitra's many attributes on the ice during Tuesday night's pre-game ceremony.
“Above all, Pavol was just a good man,” he said. “The laughs, the good times, our success all were made because of the person Pavol Demitra was."