DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 23: Kevin Klein #8 of the Nashville Predators controls the puck in front of Valtteri Filppula #51 of the Detroit Red Wings during the first period at Joe Louis Arena on February 23, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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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