Posted February 09, 2013 on AP on Fox
St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock is wondering where the team effort that helped his club get off to a solid start has gone in the last few games. Looking back on their recent home matchups with the Anaheim Ducks may provide some inspiration. St. Louis looks to end a three-game losing streak Saturday night by earning a sixth straight home victory over Anaheim, which is coming off its first regulation road loss. The Blues (6-4-0) won six of their first seven games, though Hitchcock said his team has fallen into "individual agendas" before storming out of his postgame press conference after Thursday's 5-1 loss to Detroit. St. Louis' skid began with a 5-3 defeat at Detroit on Feb. 1 before it fell 6-1 at home to Nashville on Tuesday. Only one of the Blues' goals during their skid has come at even strength. "We're cheating all over the ice. We're cheating each other, we're cheating the game and we're paying the price for it," Hitch...
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