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from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Their offense showed few signs of life on the trip. The club scored eight goals in four games and now is averaging just 2.5 goals per game, which ranks 18th in the NHL.
On the trip, the Blues’ top six forwards combined for just six points (two goals, four assists) and had a collective plus-minus rating of minus-11.
T.J. Oshie didn’t have a point, while Jamie Langenbrunner, Chris Stewart and David Backes had just one each.
They are key members of the Blues’ power-play unit, which continues to drag the bottom.
It was 0 for 16 on the trip and is 0 for 19 since its last goal and sits 28th in the league at one for 24 (4.2 percent) this season.
But more telling than the numbers are the opportunities that are being lost when the Blues are on the man-advantage.
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St. Louis Blues left wing David Perron skated with the team Thursday for the first time this season.
Perron has been sidelined for nearly a year with a concussion. He had been skating by himself until Thursday, when he was allowed to participate in a team drill that last 15 to 20 minutes.
"I wanted to try it out with guys moving around me," he told the St. Louis Post...
Yeah, I said it, we may have a goalie controversy in St. Louis. Jaroslav Halak, the projected savior of the twine for the Blues, has not lived up to his billing. Could so many people who know what they are talking about be wrong about his talent? I think the answer to that question is no. Halak's ability is not in question, it is just that the learning curve for an NHL...
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has activated defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo from injured reserve. Colaiacovo has missed the last five games after suffering an upper body injury in the second period of the Blues’ season opener against Nashville on October 8.
It is still early in the season, but I think it is reasonable to pick a worst player so far this season. As is the usual situation, early in the season the worst player in a name player who is off to a bad start. Since he is a well known player he is still given significant playing time despite poor results. Most likely this player will get his season on track as the season progresses...
ST. LOUIS -- Eric Staal, as much as anyone, knows what Anthony Stewart has in store for him tonight.
"Whether you show it or not, it's going to be a little emotional," Staal said.
Stewart will be in an NHL game for the first time with his younger brother, forward Chris Stewart of the St. Louis Blues. Circumstances have prevented it from happening before -- Chris was...
Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. Current St. Louis Blues forward from Mount Vernon, Washington by way of Minnesota. The St. Louis Blues drafted him 24th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Oshie hasn’t reached his full potential yet but the pivot is still just 24.
LOS ANGELES - In the wake of Andy McDonald being cleared to return to a game in which he was concussed, there...
ST. LOUIS -- The Carolina Hurricanes' winning streak is over.
Matt D'Agostini's goal with 1:02 left in overtime lifted the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 victory over the Canes Friday at Scottrade Center.
Defenseman Jay Harrison has scored his first goal of the season -- again -- and center Brandon Sutter scored early in the second as the Canes and Blues were tied 2-2 after...
When he woke up Thursday morning, David Perron wasn't scheduled
to practice with the Blues. But when he finished his prepractice
session, the winger decided it wouldn't hurt to ask to stick around
The Kings finally exploded offensively and it couldn’t have happened at a better time. Kings fans attending their home opener on Tuesday night were treated to an offensive flurry and a dominant performance over the St. Louis Blues. Here are my thoughts from last night’s game:
-Top line of Kopitar, Gagne, and Williams looks really good. Originally we were looking at Penner...
It's been nearly a year since he was able to skate with his teammates, but for the Blues' David Perron, one small step on Thursday felt like an enormous stride.
"It's definitely something that was good -- to follow the guys on the ice and ...
Brian Elliott (1-0) will be between the pipes for the Blues.
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Friday the club has activated defenseman Carlo Co...
A pair of victories over the defending Stanley Cup champions have the Hurricanes back on track. Carolina takes aim at its first four-game winning streak since last December this evening against the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center.