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The St. Louis Blues could have Alex Pietrangelo (lower-body) back in the lineup for Thursday's Game 3 against the Los Angeles Kings. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the defenseman himself will decide if he's able to go. "He feels OK," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said after Pietrangelo took part in full practice Wednesday. "If he feels OK (Thursday), and wants to give it a go, we'll let him go. But it's nice to see him out there." "He lasted the whole practice," Hitchcock added. "It was a hard practice. He participated in everything, so we'll see." Down two games to none in the second round, the Blues could certainly use their top defenseman back in action. The former first-round, fourth overall pick, from the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Pietrangelo showed the hockey world he has the ability to be among the elite offensive-minded defenseman in the National Hockey League, finishing fifth best at his position with 51 points in the...
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from Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, So this is my wish for Game 3 tonight in LA: I hope the Blues show up, and play with tenacity and purpose. I hope the Blues are stronger mentally, which will cut down on the foolish mistakes that hurt them so terribly in the first two games.
I hope the Blues are more committed physically against a big LA team, and start winning...
LA KINGS 40-27-1595 pts, 8th in Western Conference, 13th in NHLvsST. LOUIS BLUES49-22-11109 pts, 2nd in Western Conference, 3rd in NHL
Kings Won Regular Season Series 3-1
Kings Lead Playoff Series 2-0
7:00pm, Staples CenterLos Angeles, CANBC SN
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After a strong first round performance by the St. Louis Blues, resulting in four straight wins in five competitive games, expectations were high for a rollover into the semifinals.
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Since the November coaching change very few teams have been as consistent as the boys in blue. Their stature in the final standings as evidence. Inexperienced? How...
from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail, Talk to an NHL general manager about what it takes to win the Stanley Cup and the mantra is depth, depth, depth.
The Stanley Cup playoffs are a war of attrition. The teams that can best replace their fallen or ineffective players will thrive. Look how the Philadelphia Flyers are struggling because their big star, centre Claude Giroux, appears...
David Backes was grateful the St. Louis Blues were out of their homes and comfort zones Wednesday, practicing in an opponent's practice rink just a few slap shots from the Pacific Ocean.
Still reeling from the shock of two home playoff losses, the St. Louis captain realizes that a strong road trip is the only way to save his team's season.
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Like I've said all along - this was the series I wanted.
I know. I'm a broken record.
I don't want to hear from Blues fans whining about how "If Halak was here, it would be a different story." Guess what, folks. The Kings nearly beat San Jose last year WITHOUT Kopitar. We didn't.
Now it's OUR year.
Brian Elliott hadn't started 5 games...
The Los Angeles Kings playing their first home game of the series, defeated the St. Louis Blues 4-2.
The Kings now lead the Blues 3-0 in the series which forces the Blues to win the next four games. The two teams play again on Sunday at 3:00pm ET.
Will the next game be the last one for the Blues?