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Blues pay tribute to Demitra and Korolev

FILE: Plane Carrying Russian Hockey Team Crashes

VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 27: Pavol Demitra #38 of Slovakia celebrates after scoring a goal in the second period during the ice hockey men’s bronze medal game between Finland and Slovakia on day 16 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Canada Hockey Place on February 27, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Pavol Demitra

Jamie Squire

Before tonight’s game between Chicago and St. Louis, the Blues organization paid tribute to Pavol Demitra and Igor Korolev who both lost their lives in the Lokomotiv tragedy this summer. Korolev broke into the NHL with the Blues and played his final NHL game with the Blackhawks. Demitra also broke into the NHL with the St. Louis Blues and played some of the best hockey of his career during his eight season stay with the Blues.

It was a classy ceremony from a couple of classy organizations. Check it out if you have a spare moment. Or a spare tear.