Found April 28, 2013 on Fox Sports Midwest:
ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis earned home-ice advantage for the first round of the NHL playoffs by beating the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 on Saturday as the regular season ended for all but two teams. Brian Elliott made 22 saves and Jaden Schwartz had his first two-goal game as the Blues secured fourth place in the Western Conference and set up a clash with defending champion Los Angeles in the first round of the playoffs. In other key games, Washington beat Boston in overtime to knock the Bruins off the top of the Northeast Division, replaced by Montreal which beat Toronto, while Phoenix defeated playoff-bound Anaheim. Los Angeles beat San Jose to ensure those sides finished fifth and sixth respectively in the Western Conference, Pittsburgh put eight past Carolina and Detroit beat Dallas to ensure it returns to the playoffs for the 22nd straight year. St. Louis was aided by meeting a Chicago lineup that rested many regular players, having already secured the Presidents' Trophy and h...

St. Louis' scoring title dulled by frustrating season

TAMPA, Fla. This season has long been lost for the Tampa Bay Lightning, from a strong start (6-1) wasted in February, to a coaching change (Guy Boucher to Jon Cooper) in March to an end Saturday night that signifies how much of a contradiction these 48 games became. Fourteen-year veteran winger Martin St. Louis, who finished with 60 points after a goal and an assist in a 5-3 loss...

Blues' enforcer Reaves has reigned in needless fisticuffs

ST. LOUIS Ryan Reaves clenched his fists and skated backward toward the middle of the ice. Here, at center stage, he would give them what they are always asking for, what they say he avoids too often. The opponent was Paul Bissonnette. A shove from the Phoenix Coyote left wing had turned into trash talk, which turned into discarded hockey sticks, thrown gloves and pushed-up jersey...

Disappointed Lightning miss playoffs again

Martin St. Louis had a remarkable year, leading the NHL in scoring at age 37. Still, the Tampa Bay Lightning forward would give up it all up to play in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Tampa Bay failed to make the postseason for the second straight season despite having the league's top two scorers in St. Louis and Steven Stamkos. ''The summer's long when you don't...

T.J. Oshie is healthy, will be ready for Game 1 of the playoffs

According to a report from the St. Louis Blues, T.J. Oshie is healthy and should be in the lineup for the first game of the playoffs. The team's official site states that Oshie could play in the team's final regular season game against the Chicago Blackhawks, but the team has elected to play it safe and hold him out until the playoffs.  Ken Hitchcock said that he doesn...

St. Louis Blues Recall Defenseman Taylor Chorney

The St. Louis Blues recalled defenseman Taylor Chorney. The defenseman who has played in only 61 NHL contests looks to bring defensive depth to the parent club. The post St. Louis Blues Recall Defenseman Taylor Chorney appeared first on FFLockerRoom | NFL - MLB News | Fantasy Sports Advice | Sports Talk.

History! Marty oldest to win point title

Martin St. Louis made history. The 37-year old Lightning center became the oldest player to win the league scoring title, finishing with a goal and an assist in Tampa Bay's 5-3 loss to the Florida Panthers in the season finale for two non-playoff teams on Saturday night. St. Louis won the Art Ross Trophy with 60 points, three more than teammate Steven Stamkos. ''I...

St. Louis Blues Recall Defenseman Jeff Woywitka

The St. Louis Blues have recalled defenseman Jeff Woywitka from the AHL. Woywitka has 11 points in 34 minor league games this year and provides depth for the parent club. The post St. Louis Blues Recall Defenseman Jeff Woywitka appeared first on FFLockerRoom | NFL - MLB News | Fantasy Sports Advice | Sports Talk.

Schwartz has 2 goals and Blues beat Blackhawks 3-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock wants any advantage his team can get as it heads into the playoffs. Goalie Brian Elliott and rookie Jaden Schwartz did their part for the cause Saturday night. Elliott made 22 saves and Schwartz had his first two-goal game to help the Blues capture fourth place in the Western Conference by defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1....

Jay Bouwmeester ends playoff drought after 764 games

Jay Bouwmeester will be skating in the NHL playoffs for the first time in his career when the Blues take on the Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the 2013 NHL Playoffs. When he appears in Game 1 on Tuesday, Bouwmeester will officially end his playoff drought which has lasted an unbelievable 764 regular season games.  The 29-year-old defenseman spent the bulk of his time...

St. Louis Blues: 4 keys to beating Kings in re-match of last year's second round sweep

Time to throw away the razors and start growing the playoff beards!  The NHL playoffs will begin in St. Louis on Tuesday as the St. Louis Blues take on the defending Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings.  Being as it takes 4 wins to complete a series victory, below are 4 keys to help the Blues win the series against the Kings. GOALTENDING - Brian Elliott has had his shares of...

Playoff Preview: Kings Versus Blues by   Jack Weber

Here we go, folks. The 2012-2013 NHL regular season is finished, and the Stanley Cup playoffs are about to get going. With the first round about to start, let’s take a look at the Kings’ opponent in the Western Conference quarter finals, the St. Louis Blues. The Blues finished with the fourth seed in the [...]

St. Louis Blues: 4 keys to beating Blackhawks to secure home-ice

Tonight marks the last game of the regular season for the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, and there is plenty to look forward to as far as playoff scenarios, especially for the Blues. As for the Blues, if they get two points tonight they clinch the number four seed and secure home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs and they will be playing the winner of San...

St. Louis Blues look to ruin the Los Angeles King's chances of repeating as Stanley Cup Champions

The Stanley Cup Playoffs officially begin tomorrow night, and the St. Louis Blues will face off against the Los Angeles Kings in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals, in a rematch of last years Western Conference semifinals, in which the Kings swept the Blues and went on to win the Stanley Cup. The Blues (29-17-2) are the fourth seed and the Kings (27-16-5) are the fifth...

Kings-Blues Preview

This time around, the St. Louis Blues are determined not to be a mere speed bump for the Los Angeles Kings. Coach Ken Hitchcock likes his team's chances of making a deep playoff run, but scoffed away a suggestion that the Blues and Kings have a lot of similarities. After sweeping the Blues in the second round last spring en route to the franchise's first Stanley Cup, Los...

Kings Knock Off Sharks, Punch Their Tickets Back to St. Louis by   Jack Weber

With the St. Louis Blues defeating the Chicago Blackhawks tonight, the Kings’ hopes of getting the fourth seed in the Western Conference and home-ice advantage in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs evaporated. The Kings hosted the San Jose Sharks in their regular-season finale tonight, and it was simple — the winner would [...]
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