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A battle of Norris Division, and overall NHL, leaders tonight at JLA. DET (32-15-1) are riding a 16 game home win streak, and are winners of their last 6 games overall. STL (29-12-1) are riding a 4 game win streak and are 23-5-6 since Hitchcock took over coaching duties. The Blues last loss in regulation was December 31, a 3-0 loss to the Wings, since then they are 8-0-1. The Blues 1.94 GA/G lead the league, due in large part to netminder Brian Elliot’s obscene (and league leading) 1.68 GAA. The good news for Wing fan, Hitchcock will start Jaroslav Halak in net tonight. The bad news, Halak is riding a seven-game winning streak and is 11-0-3 in his last 14 games,
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The St. Louis Blues are having plenty of fun with their new postgame tradition. And the puns are as bad as one might think.
Similar to some teams' Hard Hat winner', the Blues have begun handing out their own award following wins: the Weenie of the game.
The prize for the toughest and most deserving player is a large hot-dog weenie hat that the winner must wear in front...
DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings had to fight to extend their franchise record home winning streak to 17 games. Literally.
But in the process of their 3-1 victory, they showed their Central Division rival, the St. Louis Blues (29-13-6), that you have to be a little choosy as to when you fight.
The Wings (33-15-1) were not upset they trailed 1-0 late in the first period, they were...
The St. Louis Blues have ascended to the top of both the Western Conference and NHL rankings, a feat more remarkable considering their struggles at the beginning of the season and during the prior two disappointing seasons. While the Blues possess a solid mix of gritty veterans and young players, their success has directly been related to a sole personnel move: the hiring of...
In Chicago, they have the championship belt. In Washington, they have the hard hat. In New York, they have the Broadway Hat.
As the St. Louis Blues have surged up the Western Conference standings since November, the team has recently decided to give out their own post-game award to the player who stands out in each of their wins.
Here's captain David "Inglourious" Backes...
2011-12 Game 49
Pittsburgh Penguins (27-17-4, 58 points) at St. Louis Blues (29-12-6, 64 points)
Nice two color patch. Backes is a terrific hockey player who is hot right now.
Why does it matter?
Rangers? Flyers? Capitals? They have nothing on the Blues. The Blues have been absolutely...
David Backes had two goals and two assists, and Jaroslav Halak made 19 saves to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 4-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.
16 straight wins at home! Wings started the game slow and it nearly cost them. Playing down to your apponent will come back to bite you at some point. (It already did against the Islanders) Still, the worst team in the NHL won't be in the Stanley Cup Finals, so that's a plus.Jump for the full recap:
The Blue Jackets were the better team in the first. Detroit had few chances...
DETROIT (AP) Valtteri Filppula scored in the fourth round of a shootout to give the Detroit Red Wings their 16th straight
home victory, 3-2 over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.
Niklas Kronwall is congratulated by teammates having scoring his 10th goal of the season. Defensemen have now accounted for 32 goals this season for the Red Wings. (Photo by Dave Regi...
In the third period against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night, Detroit Red Wings star Henrik Zetterberg put a glove on the back of defenseman Nikita Nikitin as they raced for the puck. That was enough to knock Nikitin off-balance, as he crashed awkwardly into the end boards and writhed in pain on the ice.
As a result, Zetterberg was given a major penalty for boarding and...
Valtteri Filppula scored in the fourth round of a shootout to give the Detroit Red Wings their 16th straight home victory, 3-2 over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.
Datsyuk said he doesn't anticipate missing the Montreal game nor having to pull out of Sunday's All-Star Game. "I have little problem with some part of my upper body," he said. "I can't tell you what it is. You are like KGB agent. You want to know more than you need know."
Take a trip back to May 25, 2010, when Lightning owner Jeff Vinik formally introduced Steve Yzerman as the team's next general manager. Consider all the questions Yzerman fielded that day about the time he spent in Detroit under the tutelage of Hall of Famer Jimmy Devellano and Ken Holland at what Yzerman called Red Wings University.
Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen scored in the second period, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 on Monday night for their 17th straight home win -- the NHL's longest single-season streak in 36 years.
Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen scored in the second period, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 on Monday night for their 17th straight home win — the NHL's longest single-season streak in 36 years.