TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 12: Johan Harju #24 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates during pre-game skate against the Carolina Hurricanes at the St. Pete Times Forum on February 12, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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
TONIGHT ON NHL NETWORK
5:00 ET: NHL Live Powered by Constellation 7:00 ET: NHL Tonight