Found March 15, 2012 on Sports Media Watch:
The St. Louis Blues set a ratings record on Fox Sports Midwest earlier this week. Meanwhile, ESPN earned record numbers in Chicago for Wednesday’s Heat/Bulls game, and the first MLS match of the season on ESPN2 suffered a double-digit decline in ratings and viewership. Blues Earn Highest Rating Ever on FS Midwest: Tuesday’s Blues/Blackhawks NHL regular season game drew a 6.3 rating on Fox Sports Midwest in the St. Louis market, the highest rating ever for a regular season Blues [...]

Will addition of Jaden Schwartz hurt Blues team chemistry?

St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock will face the challenge of integrating the freshly signed Jaden Schwartz into the Blues well oiled machine without interrupting team chemistry. - Photo courtesy of Getty Images On Monday, the St. Louis Blues announced that they had come to terms and signed their 2010 first round draft pick Jaden Schwartz to an entry level contract. The move...

Video- Hitchcock Unhappy With Ruutu Hit On McDonald

from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Blues left winger Andy McDonald suffered a right shoulder injury in the second period of Thursday’s 2-0 loss in Carolina and did not return. “He has a shoulder injury ... we’ll evaluate him tomorrow,” Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. McDonald was hit by Carolina’s Tuomu Ruutu and crashed awkwardly into boards with...

The NHL's new "Because It's the Cup" campaign features the Blues' David Backes

Puck Daddy revealed some of the premises of the NHL's new "Because It's The Cup" campaign today, and it involved a very pleasant surprise. The ad campaign, which is replacing their outstanding "History Will Be Made" one, apparently will feature all of the teams in their own commercials. Since the Blues might be the first one to clinch tonight, maybe their...

Blues’ Sale May Be Done In A Few Weeks

from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The sale to a group led by club minority owner Tom Stillman recently has made substantial progress, and the expectations are that a deal might be closed in a matter of weeks. The NHL, which seized control of the Blues from former chairman Dave Checketts, is running the sale process. In late January, league deputy commissioner...

Andy McDonald Listed As Week-To-Week

via Jeremy Rutherford tweet, Per Hitchcock, McDonald (shoulder) is being listed as week to week. Expected to be available for playoffs. If you missed the hit on McDonald last night, you can view it here.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. St. Louis Blues 03/15/12 Scoring Chances

The "first" game at the newly christened PNC Arena was a great one as the Hurricanes and Blues had themselves a good old fashioned goaltender duel between Cam Ward and Brian Elliott. Both netminders were tested plenty and played well enough to give their teams a chance to win but in the end, Carolina came out on top and Ward earned his 200th win with a 40-save shutout performance...

Blues-Lightning Preview

While losses at home have been few and far between for the Blues, they're realizing wins are harder to come by outside St. Louis. The Blues try to avoid matching a season-high third consecutive loss Saturday night when their seven-game trip continues against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Coach Ken Hitchcock's team has comfortable leads atop the Central Division and the Western...

Blues-Hurricanes Preview

(AP) -- The St. Louis Blues have climbed to the top of the NHL standings behind a tremendous penalty-killing display. Taking fewer penalties going forward, however, could make things a whole lot easier on Ken Hitchcock's team. The Blues look to regroup from a disappointing loss as they continue a seven-game road swing Thursday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. While St...
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