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from Mark Spector of Sportsnet, This is the story of a hockey team so hot, that if it resided in Canada we would know its roster from lines one through four, and three pairings deep.
Instead however, the St. Louis Blues reside in anonymity in the Midwest, quietly rolling along in an arena that’s on its third name, under ownership that has been trying to sell off part of the team for so long that now it might settle for selling it to itself….
Here are some fast facts to chew on:
—St. Louis is 21-3-3 at home this season, best in the NHL. (Can you even name their arena?). They’re on a 13-0-2 run at home, where they haven’t lost since Dec. 3.
—The Blues allowed a third period goal in a 4-2 win over Buffalo Saturday, (the first in 11 games). (There was one in an overtime loss to Vancouver Jan. 12.)
—St. Louis has four shutouts in its last seven games, and is 9-0-1 versus the Eastern conference this season, including wins in Philly, Pittsburgh, Washington and Florida.
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ST. LOUIS - Traveling back to Ottawa was likely the last thing goalie Brian Elliott thought he would be doing during the All-Star break when he signed a one-year contract with the St. Louis Blues last summer.
Heck, Elliott wasn't even sure he was going to make the Blues roster when training camp opened in September. Now he's headed to the All-Star Game as their only representative...
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...
You know, we always forget about the Blues. We don't know why. They've been around awhile. It probably has something to do with the fact that Missouri is just a ******* unlikely place for a hockey team. We'll say even more unlikely than Phoenix or Atlanta or SUNRISE, FLORIDA, or Tampa Bay. It just seems so antithetical to hockey and to pro sports and we don't even...
With just over a minute remaining in regulation and the teams tied 2-2 on Tuesday night, Barret Jackman of the St. Louis Blues went to play the puck in the corner. Matt Cooke of the Pittsburgh Penguins was right on his tail and delivered a check.
What happened next is a point of some controversy:
Cooke, who was given a two-minute minor on the play, made contact with Jackman'...
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...
Credit Josh Howard for this awesome 300 inspired photo. And F U Eddie
There are two things I hate in this world. Blackhawks "fans" and Blues "fans" both for the simple fact that they know absolutely nothing about the sport they claim to be real fans of. Yet they spew unintelligible nonsense about the team and city I love.Puck drops at 7:30pm on NBCSN. Eddie...
Should be a tough test for the Pens tonight.
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This guy just won't give up on the former NHL scoring threat.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Marc-Andre Fleury started 16 of the last 17 games heading into the All-Star break. No sign of fatigue from the Pittsburgh Penguins goalie.
Chris Kunitz scored the deciding goal on a backhander in the fourth round of a shootout after Fleury thwarted a handful of great chances late in regulation and in overtime, and the Penguins took a seven-game winning streak into...
Welcome everyone! Tonight the Pens will battle the St. Louis Blues in their last game before the All-Star break, which means this is our final in-game blog until next Tuesday against Toronto. Tear.
Tonight, the Pens are looking to...
Red Wings defenseman Brad Stuart hit Alex Piterangelo cleanly, but St. Louis Blues forward Chris Stewart would have none of it. The fight sparked the Wings, and Stewart’s 2-5-and-10 for instigating allowed the Wings to tie the game:
With Blues' Chris Stewart off of an instigator penalty, Pavel Datsyuk (above) scored for the Red Wings, who won their 17th straight game at home with a 3-1 win over St. Louis.
Pittsburgh Penguins (27-17-4) @ St. Louis Blues (29-13-6)
TV: ROOT, FS-MW
Scottrade Center - St. Louis, MO
The last Pittsburgh Penguins/St. Louis Blues game made us consider giving up life. Enjoy!
Oh yeah, Steve MacIntyre is back. Plan the parade.
Season Series: 0-0-1.
Last meeting that counted: November 23, 2011....
ST. LOUIS -- There would be no rollover game to launch them into the All-Star break. The Penguins knew that.
Chris Kunitz scored the deciding goal on a backhander in the fourth round of a shootout and the Pittsburgh Penguins took a seven-game winning streak into the All-Star break with a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.