Blues win 4-0, on a 27 shot shutout by Husso, who played excellently. He was always square to the shooter, and also came up with several very good reflex saves in The 3rd when the game was on the line and The Caps were dominating play.
Dunn, Kostin, Thomas, Thompson, Schmaltz, and Husso played very well. Megan looked good, too. It was nice to see Schmaltz play a physical game, knocking several Caps around. Walman didn't have so great a game. He and Dunn are just about even. I'd put Dunn ahead because he played very well all year long in The AHL last season, and Walman needs to learn the pro game.
This should be Hutton's last year with The Blues.
You and I saw completely different games from Schmaltz. He lost way too many one-on-one battles in his own end requiring forwards or the other D to come across and help to get the puck back.