Found February 19, 2013 on STLSportsMinute:
After the St. Louis Blues beat the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night in overtime, the team was expecting to return home on Monday to prepare for a rematch of last year's first round playoff matchup with the San Jose Sharks. Unfortunately, the Blues were grounded in Vancouver for a full extra day due to some technical issues and appeared to look weary from travel as the Blues lost 2-1 in regulation to the Sharks at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.  The Blues did not look lethargic to begin the game, getting on the board first on a goal by center Patrik Berglund. The Blues dominated play not only in the first period, but also in the second, outshooting the Sharks 21-16 in the first two periods.  But the Sharks were able to get a second period goal from Joe Thornton on a rebound off the pads of rookie goalie Jake Allen.  Then in the third, Allen allowed a soft goal on a shot from the boards by Tim Kennedy, which proved to be the game winner.  Allen received his fou...

Blues’ Vladimir Tarasenko’s Eyes Roll, Mouth Bleeds After Huge Hit by Mark Olver (Video)

Many NHL players have been able to skate to the bench and laugh about their “welcome to the NHL” moment, but Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko wasn’t laughing when he received his. On Wednesday night, Tarasenko was upended by Colorado’s Mark Olver during the third period of the Avalanche-Blues game. The hit was clean (some argue a tad late), but it sent the 21-year-old Russian...

Is Ken Hitchcock's leash too short when it comes to Jaden Schwartz?

The St. Louis Blues came away with a huge victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday evening in part because of the play made by forward Vladimir Sobotka in the third period. Sobotka had chased down a puck in the corner and fired it towards the net, off the backside of center Patrik Berglund, and in to the net to give the Blues what was then a 3-2 lead. Sobotka did not get credit...

Video: Blues forward Ryan Reaves fights Aaron Volpatti of Vancouver

St. Louis Blues' forward Ryan Reaves has shown that he is more than just a fighter with his play during the past two seasons. Reaves has been a big reason why the Blues' fourth line is likely the best fourth line in the league and a line that head coach Ken Hitchcock trusts in nearly any situation. While Reaves is certainly more than just a fighter, he can, and will, oblige...

St. Louis Blues still celebrate the Erik Johnson trade

Tonight long-frustrated Colorado Avalanche fans got to relive the disastrous Erik Johnson trade tonight as the St. Louis Blues visited Denver.That was the deal that helped propel the Blues toward perennial contention while keeping the once-mighty Avalanche back in the Western Conference pack.Back on Feb, 19, 2011, the Blues sent Johnson, checking center Jay McClement and a first...

Blues assign goaltender Jake Allen to Peoria

Courtesy: Blues Media Relations ST. LOUIS St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced the club assigned goaltender Jake Allen to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, Peoria Rivermen today. Allen, 22, has appeared in five games posting a 3-1-0 record including a 2.62 goals against average and a .895 save percentage with the Blues...

Video: Jake Allen robs Alex Burrows with glove save

On Friday night, Jake Allen made national headlines for the miraculous stick save he made in the St. Louis Blues 5-2 victory over the Calgary Flames. Allen's save against the Flames is likely the save of the season thus far in the NHL. Allen started for the third night in the row between the pipe for head coach Ken Hitchcock and was at it against on Sunday night against the...

Vladimir Tarasenko In Some Pain After Hit By Mark Olver

In the first video, NHL Tonight says Tarasenko was blindsided by the hit. In the 2nd video below, John Forslund and Brian Engblom with their call and opinion of the hit. What do you think and there was no penalty on the play.     Continue reading "Vladimir Tarasenko In Some Pain After Hit By Mark Olver"

Vladimir Tarasenko will learn to keep his head up

Or else he won't last long in the NHL. Consider this a lesson learned.

Predators acquire Scott Ford from Blues…

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 19, 2013) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Scott Ford from the St. Louis Blues for forward Jani Lajunen. Ford will report to the Predators primary developmental affiliate, the American Hockey League’s Milwaukee Admirals, where he played from 2008-12...

Roberto Luongo mocks his own slow reaction against St. Louis

The St. Louis Blues bested the Vancouver Canucks in a shootout on Sunday night thanks to an outstanding performance by rookie goaltender Jake Allen and shootout goals from T.J. Oshie and Andy McDonald. Oshie's shootout goal was a brilliant shot through the legs of Luongo, freezing the Vancouver goaltender in place. The goal was one of the most bizarre we've seen in a shootout...

Predators re-acquire Scott Ford

In a minor league deal with the St. Louis Blues, the Nashville Predators re-acquired defenseman Scott Ford in exchange for forward Jani Lajunen.Ford will report to the Milwaukee Admirals where he served as team captain last season. He played in 279 games with the Ads over the last four seasons and was always a fan favorite.The 33 year-old, 6'3", 218 pound D-man has been...

Mark Olver steam rolls Vladimir Tarasenko

What a hit by former Northern Michigan Wildcat and current Avalanche forward Mark Olver on Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko. From the looks of it, it appears that Tarasenko is knocked a little woozy. There was no penalty called on the play.

St. Louis vs Vancouver: Jake Allen comes up huge as Blues win in shootouts

After winning the first two games of their current road trip, the St. Louis Blues headed to Vancouver to take on the Canucks with hopes of sweeping the three-game road trip. Thanks to a gritty second period effort and another miraculous save in overtime by rookie goalie Jake Allen, the Blues were able to beat the Canucks 4-3 in shootouts.  The Blues fell behind early as Canucks...
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