NEWARK;, NJ - SEPTEMBER 26: Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils stops a shot from Mike Pyorala #27 of the Philadelphia Flyers in the first period of a game on September 26, 2009 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/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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