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ST. LOUIS Playing in his first career playoff game, Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk played 33:06, had a team-high 11 shots on goal, blocked four shots and assisted on the game-tying goal early in the third period.
But following a tough 3-2 double overtime loss to the San Jose Sharks at Scottrade Center Thursday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals, the 23-year-old was left to talk about a failed clearing attempt that led to San Jose's winning goal.
"I had my stick on it and it's just a play that has to be made," Shattenkirk said. "It has to be a harder play. I have to get it past him and get the puck out of the zone there.
"That's what these games boil down to, games like that, and that's kind of my first reality check, I guess, and first real taste of the playoffs and how one mistake can really come back to bite you."
A stunned capacity crowd at Scottrade Center went home in silence Thursday after the Blues, who se...
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ST. LOUIS The question was common this week, and goalie Jaroslav Halak turned to the crowd after practice to explain how the St. Louis Blues have faith in their chance to advance despite playoff inexperience.
The past doesnt matter, he said without emotion to the cameras and microphones nearby. Hockey can be an unforgiving game, but it rewards teams that stay true to an approach...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jaroslav Halak will start in goal for the St. Louis Blues in their playoff opener against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.
Coach Ken Hitchcock announced his decision Wednesday. Goaltender Brian Elliott is nursing an unspecified upper-body injury and he didn't practice.
Elliott led the NHL with a 1.56 goals-against average and nine shutouts.
ST. LOUIS Their screams began behind closed doors, deep in the Scottrade Center after a crucial road victory. Not far away, a stunned crowd filed to the exits, silenced after winger Martin Havlat gave the San Jose Sharks reason to celebrate a statement triumph in their cramped locker room.
Before their 3-2 double-overtime victory Thursday, not much had gone right for the Sharks...
Much like the Vancouver-Los Angeles series, the #2 vs. #7 matchup between the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues looks to be a lot closer than the team's seedings indicate. In one corner, we have the Blues who have quietly assembled a great foundation over the last few years and are now seeing it pay off as they are sitting pretty at #2 in the Western Conference. In the other...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Martin Havlat scored his second goal of the game 3:34 into the second overtime, giving the San Jose Sharks a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of their playoff series Thursday night.
Andrew Desjardins tied it for San Jose with 5:16 in regulation, banging in a one-timer from the slot from Tommy Wingels, and Dan Boyle had two assists. Antti Niemmi made...
I continue my analysis of the 1st round Stanley Cup playoff series by analyzing the playoff series between the St. Louis Blues and the San Jose Sharks.
The St. Louis Blues became the surprise team of the regular season, particularly after they hired Ken Hitchcock after a 6-7-0 start and catapulted themselves to the one of the top records in the National Hockey League (NHL). Hitchcock’s...
Ken Hitchcock's big decision decided itself.
It was no surprise when the St. Louis Blues coach announced Jaroslav Halak would start in goal in the playoff opener against the San Jose Sharks. After all, his other option, Brian Elliott, didn't practice because of an unspecified upper-body injury sustained about a week ago.
''Oh yeah, it's a big decision before...
We have one quick hitter today on Pick The Winner: The Playoff Edition.
San Jose Sharks @ St Louis Blues - UNDER 5 GOALS (-110) (Note: I'm risking 1.10 units to win 1 unit)
These two teams have met 4 times this season in the regular season with St Louis winning 3 of the 4 meetings. Total scores in their meetings have included 4...