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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 destroyed just about everyone they have come across. This playoff series could be good based on the play of both teams orr based on the fan matchup ( the meat-headedness of the piggish St. Louisians? And the idiocy of a fan base that chants “lets go Sha-arks!” (seriously! Its only one syllable!)).
In 2011-2012 the Blues went 4-0 against the Sharks shutting them out at home TWICE and winning on the other two on the road. This gives them the clear advantage when they have to play on the road.
As it plays for the Blues lunging into 2nd place after a great season, standing at 49-22-11 with 109 points. When you...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
ST. LOUIS The question was common this week, and goalie Jaroslav Halak turned to the crowd after practice to explain how the St. Louis Blues have faith in their chance to advance despite playoff inexperience.
The past doesnt matter, he said without emotion to the cameras and microphones nearby. Hockey can be an unforgiving game, but it rewards teams that stay true to an approach...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The NHL playoffs are upon us, and that means we are about to enter into 2 1/2 months of exciting bliss. There is no better sport that has 7 game series than hockey. Unlike the NBA, upsets always have, and the 8th place team has a legit shot at winning the Stanley Cup. All it takes is a goaltender to get hot for a few weeks, and an unsung hero to come out of nowhere to have...
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...
Ken Hitchcock's big decision decided itself.
It was no surprise when the St. Louis Blues coach announced Jaroslav Halak would start in goal in the playoff opener against the San Jose Sharks. After all, his other option, Brian Elliott, didn't practice because of an unspecified upper-body injury sustained about a week ago.
''Oh yeah, it's a big decision before...