BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 15: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins chats in warmups with fellow goaltender Patrick Lalime #40 of the Buffalo Sabres before their game at HSBC Arena on December 15, 2010 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)
You can be hyped all you want, but his game will speak for itself. He's obviously going to be a great player so we've got to make sure we keep an eye on him. Whether it's his first game or his 1,000th game, our job is to take care of business, shut him down.
— Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo on facing ballyhooed Oilers rookie Connor McDavid, who is making NHL debut in St. Louis
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