Former Jr Blues McKenna gets the start for Devils

John MacLean saw an opportunity to give his team an emotional lift.

So the Devils coach took the bold step of naming St. Louis native Mike McKenna his starting goalie in Saturday night's game against the Blues.

"Mike is going to play tonight," MacLean said. "Mike's from here. I've seen him play some big games and we'll give him an opportunity tonight and see if he can give us a spark."