Found February 10, 2013 on
On the Duck Pond:
St. Louis Blues
You could describe the game between the St. Louis Blues and the Anaheim Ducks with a lot of phrases and words. Wild. Unpredictable. Back and forth. High scoring. Error filled. Wacky. The ones the coaches would use would be more colorful.
The most important description? Ducks win 6-5 in a shootout.
From the way it began, you would not have guessed that was how it would end up.
St. Louis continued to dominate with their deadly power play. They have a 36.6% success rate thus far - scoring more than one in three attempts. Against the Ducks, they were two for two.
Their first opportunity with the extra man got them on the board with Alexander Steen slipping his shot through Viktor Fasth's five-hole at 6:21.
Anaheim, who spent the first half of the period playing in their own end, finally leveled a shot on goal at Brian Elliot at 11:09. The puck went in the net and Bobby Ryan had tied up the game.
David Backes helped St. Louis take back the l...
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St. Louis Blues' fans are suddenly asking themselves, "Is Jaroslav Halak truly that good?" Well, since his injury, the St. Louis Blues have encountered a four game losing streak.
It is hard to say what exactly the cause is. It could be the fact that Brian Elliot has not played to the level that he did last year. Or it could be that the Blues' defense is...
ST. LOUIS St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced the club activated goaltender Jaroslav Halak from injured reserve today. In addition, the Blues assigned goaltender Jake Allen to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, Peoria Rivermen.
Halak, 27, has appeared in five games this season posting a 3-0-0 record including a 2.10 goals...
The St. Louis Blues have activated goalie Jaroslav Halak from injured reserve, a signal that struggling Brian Elliott is headed for some time on the bench.
Halak is 3-0 with a 2.10 goals-against average and two shutouts this season. He had been sidelined by a groin strain.
Coach Ken Hitchcock said Saturday that if Halak wasn't ready in time for Monday night's game against...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Viktor Fasth stopped three of six shootout attempts to become the first NHL goalie in eight years to win his first five starts, and Bobby Ryan had two goals and two assists as the Anaheim Ducks beat the struggling St. Louis Blues 6-5 on Saturday night.
Fasth, who began the game first in the NHL with a 1.06 goals-against average and a .957 save percentage, allowed...
Ken Hitchcock and the St. Louis Blues, hot off of their stellar 2011-2012 season, thundered out of the gate in the shortened 2013 (2012-2013) campaign, posting a 6-1-0 record. However, during the past four games, they’ve posted a 0-3-1 mark, the last three games of which have been at the once-friendly confines of Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Ken Hitchcock has seen this before...
You cannot win them all. But you should at least give every game your best effort. The Ducks failed to give their best effort against the Dallas Stars and it cost them in the 3-1 defeat.
They did not play their best in Colorado, either, but Viktor Fasth was able to shut out the Avalanche and Anaheim was still able to pull off a win. Against Dallas, the second game of...
St. Louis native Joe Buck is a big fan of the St. Louis Blues. In fact, he's a season ticket holder. During the team's 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings, Buck visited the broadcast booth to talk to St. Louis announcers John Kelly and Darren Pang.
Pang and Kelly insisted Buck try his hand at doing play-by-play for some hockey and the results were ... interesting.
Check out this fat cat sitting on a sofa contently watching hockey until his pesky caretaker comes along with a camera. The cat looks totally chill — watching the NHL game on TV — until the guy asks his furry bud if he likes the Ducks.
The feline's stare says it all.
Of course he likes the Ducks. He's a cat and cats like birds. He likes the Penguins too. And he...