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In their quest to send center Robert Thomas to his first NHL All-Star Game, the St. Louis Blues have formed an alliance with some friendly faces around the league.

The Blues teamed up with the Calgary Flames and Ottawa Senators to cast the maximum amount of ballots per day for Thomas, as well as Ottawa's Brady Tkachuk and Calgary's Matthew Tkachuk.

All three forwards are eligible for the "Last Men In" vote for the 2022 All-Star Game in Las Vegas.

"Teamwork makes the dream work," the Blues tweeted, linking to the NHL's online ballot for fans to cast their votes.

For the sixth consecutive season, the All-Star Game will consist of a single-elimination 3-on-3 tournament featuring four teams that represent each of the NHL's divisions. Since Thomas and the Tkachuk brothers all play in separate divisions, the alliance works for everyone.

Blues fans get the opportunity to support Thomas, a Stanley Cup champion who leads the team with 24 assists, as well as the sons of former Blues winger Keith Tkachuk, who played parts of nine seasons for the Note.

It also adds another chapter in the story of Thomas and the Tkachuk family. As junior hockey players, Thomas and Matthew Tkachuk played together on the 2015-16 London Knights in the Ontario Hockey League and won the Memorial Cup.

The Blues took Thomas with the No. 20 overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. The following summer, the Tkachuks welcomed a 19-year-old Thomas into their home at Matthew's insistence. He was the fourth Blue the Tkachuks had hosted; David Backes, Lee Stempniak and Phil McRae also lived with the family to start their pro careers.

Thomas was expected to dress in his 200th NHL game Saturday vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Fellow Blues forward Jordan Kyrou was selected to the Central Division's All-Star team Thursday. Kyrou leads the Blues with 37 points this season, tied for 15th most in the league.

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Kyrou on Thomas: 'We're always together on the ice and off the ice'

Blues forward David Perron chimed in on Twitter, expressing hope Thomas and Kyrou could meet up in Vegas: "Do your thing, Blues fans...They would put on a show together."

The NHL All-Star Game is set for Saturday, Feb. 5, at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, home of the Vegas Golden Knights.

Fans can vote here up to 10 times per day. Voting is open through Monday, Jan. 17.

Top photo of Robert Thomas, Matthew Tkachuk and Brady Tkachuk via St. Louis Blues.