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Stewart gets 'three gorillas' off back with PP goal

Thursday, 11.10.2011 / 2:10 PM

By Louie Korac - NHL.com Correspondent / At the Rink blog

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Stewart gets 'three gorillas' off back with PP goal
ST. LOUIS -- After scoring a power-play goal Tuesday night, Blues forward Chris Stewart said it felt like getting "three gorillas" off his back, since he hadn't scored the previous 10 games.

New coach Ken Hitchcock's take on Stewart:

"We need Stewy to use his skills in confrontational areas," he said. "For me, running around and banging bodies is not what I want. Winning races to pucks, winning loose puck batttles, second and third whacks in front of the net, traffic at the front of the net ... that's his game. That's where he needs to play because there aren't many players in the league that have that size and those hands."

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