They have their own goalie storm with the St. Louis Blues as Jaroslav Halak tries to play the role of Roberto Luongo - as much as anyone can in an American city.

Not surprisingly this one has a Vancouver connection now that Rollie Melanson is the goaltender coach with the Canucks, because ever since Halak left Montreal where Melanson was for 11 years, he's not been quite the same goalie.

The Slovak was so keen to see his old coach, the guy he's been working with off and on since he was 17 years old, that he missed the Blues bus back to the hotel after Wednesday's pre-game skate, telling them to go without him.