Found December 22, 2011 on
DENVER • The six days that Blues goaltender
Brian Elliott had off before Wednesday's start in Colorado was
actually short rest. Elliott has twice sat out seven consecutive
days this season.
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ST. LOUIS St. Louis Blues 2010 first round pick (14th overall) Jaden Schwartz has been named Captain of Team Canada for the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championships. Schwartz joins Alex Pietrangelo as the second member of the Blues organization in the last three years to captain Team Canada at the World Juniors. The tournament will take place between Dec. 26, 2011 and Jan. 5, 2012 in...
Longtime equipment manager Stan Wilson was standing across the hallway from the Coyotes old locker room at the Alltel Ice Den when the media surrounded captain Keith Tkachuk just inside the doorway.
Reporters were there to gauge Tkachuks reaction to a story that painted him as a prima donna. Tkachuk knew why they were there. So did Wilson.
Before the first question was lobbed,...
from Norm Sanders of the News-Democrat, As a veteran NHL coach, there aren’t too many things that surprise Ken Hitchcock any more when it comes to hockey.
After taking over the Blues last month, one of those rare surprises presented itself in the form of 6-foot, 225-pound defenseman Roman Polak.
“Polak for me is the biggest surprise,” said Hitchcock, who has marveled at Polak’s...
Some outstanding defense has allowed the Colorado Avalanche to finally start making the most of their home-ice advantage.The St. Louis Blues' defensive-minded approach is making them a force on the road.The Avalanche try to record their first seven-game home winning streak in eight seasons Wednesday night while the Blues go for their first seven-game road point streak in more...
The St. Louis Blues will try to continue their winning ways under head coach Ken Hitchcock when they visit the Colorado Avalanche for tonight's clash at the Pepsi Center.
Tight deadlines, stiff back, icy roads, practice tomorrow … So I’ll make this quick:
– Avs (17-17-1, 35 points) have won a franchise record-tying seven straight at home. Last time was in 2003. They are 11-9 at home.
– JS Giguere is 3-0 with a 1.62 GAA and .949 save percentage in Colorado’s last three games. I asked coach Joe Sacco if there was “a good chance” Giggy...
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, In the spirit of the holiday break, we bring you a six-pack of players who have been surprises for their respective teams this season:
Brian Elliott, St. Louis Blues
Has there been a more dramatic turnaround in the league this year?
Elliott, 26, was unwanted in Ottawa last season and shipped to Colorado, where the Avalanche didn’t retain his services...
The Avalanche won for the seventh consecutive game at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday night, beating the red-hot St. Louis Blues 3-2.
Tonight against the visiting St. Louis Blues, Avalanche coach Joe Sacco will go with nearly the same lineup that produced Monday's fifth consecutive win at the Pepsi Center.
Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 37 shots and Jay McClement scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night for their seventh straight home win.
Alexander Steen scored his team-leading 12th goal and Brian Elliott made 24 saves to help the streaking St. Louis Blues beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 on Friday night. Matt D'Agostini and Jason Arnott also scored and Evgeny Grachev had a pair of assists for the Blues, who have won six of eight. St. Louis has points in 18 of its last 21 games (14-3-4) since Ken Hitchcock took over...
Alexander Steen scored his team-leading 12th goal and Brian Elliott made 24 saves to help the streaking St. Louis Blues beat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 on Friday night.