ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues' season-opening trip to Sweden had a lot more than sightseeing, highlighted by a pair of come-from-behind victories over the Detroit Red Wings.
They'll try to build on that success stateside amid the pomp of the home opener on Thursday night against the Atlanta Thrashers. In a postgame ceremony, the Blues will unveil a statue in the likeness of Hall of Fame defenseman Al MacInnis outside the Scottrade Center.
Coach Andy Murray made certain players didn't get smug over their impressive opening in Stockholm. St. Louis rallied from two-goal deficits in 4-3 and 5-3 victories over Detroit last weekend. Murray put the team through a tough workout on Monday, the day after their return.
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