Found April 10, 2012 on
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St. Louis Blues
San Jose Sharks
ST. LOUIS - The Blues and San Jose Sharks will begin their Western Conference Quarterfinals matchup Thursday night at Scottrade Center. And if their four regular season meetings are any indication, the Blues should be in pretty good shape.
The Blues swept all four meetings from the Sharks and allowed just three goals, thanks in large part to stellar goaltending from both Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott. The tandem each played two games against San Jose and each had a shutout.
Defensemen Alex Pietrangelo and Kevin Shattenkirk were the lone Blues to have multiple goals against the Sharks. They had two apiece, counting for four of the 11 scored by St. Louis in the four games.
San Jose enters the series with three 30-goal scorers and one of the elite centers in the game in veteran Joe Thornton. The Sharks has plenty of playoff experience and knows what it takes to win this time of year.
The Blues can't say the same thing. Aside from a small group of veterans including Jamie La...
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ST. LOUIS Alex Pietrangelo rushed to pack a large duffle bag after a recent loss to the Phoenix Coyotes, knowing a complete defensive approach is needed to complement the St. Louis Blues' strong goaltending.
Last Friday, the Blues defenseman stood near his locker at the Scottrade Center after Brian Elliott had surrendered foul goals, a performance that added to St. Louis'...
ST. LOUIS It was during a four-day span last summer that the St. Louis Blues first envisioned their season playing out like this.
It began July 2, when the club signed defenseman Kent Huskins. Then came the signing of veteran winger Scott Nichol on July 5. The next afternoon, the Blues then announced one-year deals with Jason Arnott and Jamie Langenbrunner.
In barely 96 hours...
Courtesy: Blues Media Relations
ST. LOUIS St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has recalled goaltender Jake Allen under emergency conditions from the Blues American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen. Brian Elliott is day-to-day with an upper body injury.
Allen, 21, has played in 37 games for the Rivermen...
St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott left practice midway through a 90-minute practice Tuesday with what coach Ken Hitchcock is calling an upper-body injury and is listed as day-to-day.
The team recalled goalie Jake Allen from Peoria (Ill.) of the American Hockey League. The Blues open the playoffs at home Thursday against San Jose.
Hitchcock said he expects Elliott to be fine...
The NHL Playoffs have arrived. The CS staff is pleased to present you with a preview , a couple of keys to the series, and Sean Keenan’s prediction of the winner and MVP of each series. Our thanks go out to Kenny Krizsanitz for his help in writing this preview.
Where the hell did St. Louis come from this year? Out of nowhere they just exploded into a winning machine that has...
ST. LOUIS - Four days before his evolution as a leader continues in the playoffs, the captain stands in the St. Louis Blues locker room, strong and stern.
After a practice Monday at St. Louis Mills, David Backes looks at the crowd in front of his stall. Sweat drips from his left ear. He places both hands on his dark-blue shorts and fields questions about his team's first postseason...
There is at least one lesson the San Jose Sharks learned while losing all four regular season games against first-playoff opponent St. Louis.
Defenseman Dan Boyle says whatever the team did in those previous games is probably exactly what they don't want to do in this series.
The Sharks are looking for a complete reversal from the decidedly one-sided regular-season series in...
For years, the San Jose Sharks have entered the postseason as one of the favorites to win the Stanley Cup, only to fall short somewhere along the line.
That may be why San Jose is embracing its new role as underdog so much heading into the first-round series against the St. Louis Blues.
The Sharks had to scramble just to make the playoffs after an eight-week funk when they lost...
FOX Sports Midwest, the TV home of St. Louis Blues hockey, is scheduled to televise all seven games of the Blues first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against San Jose.
Coverage starts Thursday, April 12 with Game 1 from Scottrade Center. Each game will be preceded by the 30-minute Blues Live pregame show and followed by an extended Blues Live postgame show.
Outside Blues TV...
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Brian Elliott and the St. Louis Blues have the advantage in the first round with a solid goalie tandem and depth on the blue line.
I continue my list of all-star teams with the top sleepers by position this season. It’s fair to say that all except one player on this list were not expected to be sleepers this season. But that’s part of the fun of fantasy hockey – if you look past the name of the player and what numbers he is supposed to post, you’ll find a surprising player that turns out to be an...