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Blues rethinking strategy before win or go home Game 6

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By Eric Lorenz By Eric Lorenz
By Scott Bierman By Scott Bierman

(HockeyStL) -- Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock has said multiple times this series he doesn't like changing things up in the middle of a series.  He likes to go with what got him to this point.
 
Well, after seeing how the Kings have used their forwards through the first five games, it appears he just might have to alter what he wants to do.
 
"(Kings head coach) Darryl (Sutter's) cheating.  He goes down and plays three lines and forces our hand a little bit.  I've got a different way to play that tonight so we'll see if we can get an advantage.  He gets down and plays nine forwards pretty quickly and it forces our hand into some situations where we're going to have to rethink it for a game like tonight."
 
The fourth line of the Blues consists of Adam Cracknell, Chris Porter and Ryan Reaves (based on the first letter of their last names it has been nicknamed the "CPR" line).  How much ice time they receive tonight because the Kings have been using mainly their top nine forwards remains to be seen.

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