Found May 07, 2013 on Frozen Notes:
Heading into Game 4, I put up a post where numerous fans gave their opinion on the decision to play Vladimir Tarasenko over Adam Cracknell on the fourth line. Fans were in favor, hoping to see a boost in the team's attack with Frank in the mix. Most were in favor because it was believed he would start on the fourth line but then rotate to a different line as the game unfolded.  That's not what happened. Tarasenko was stuck firmly on the fourth line most of the night, making a small 5:51 cameo in last night's loss. This isn't what any Blues fan expected and it has most of us asking questions following a disappointing result. If Tarasenko was only going to receive a handful of minutes, why not keep the muscle (Cracknell) in the lineup?  My personal thoughts on this topic started out pretty positively. Team needs offense, dress another weapon and bench a guy known mostly for his physical play. Makes sense. Start him on a low line, work him around as the ga...

Blues fans weigh in on Tarasenko disrupting the 4th line

If you've been on Twitter at all since Game 3 then you're probably aware of the Vladimir Tarasenko vs. the 4th line debate. After the Blues failed to light the lamp in Game 3, it was rumored that Tarasenko would be suiting up for Game 4. The question that lingered revolved around figuring out which player would sit out in order for #91 to make his debut.  After the team...

Female St. Louis Blues fan has a poor taste in t-shirts (Picture)

For those of you that are chowing down on some late night food, I think you might not want to continue with the rest of this post. Below is an image of a St. Louis Blues fan with an interesting shirt: (Courtesy of The Big Lead)

Hitchcock to Tarasenko: "Get ready to play"

Immediately following their loss in Game 3, Ken Hitchcock headed for the St. Louis dressing room. As he did so he passed Vladimir Tarasenko, a healthy scratch for the first three games of the series. Hitchcock made a quick statement which signals we'll be seeing Tarasenko in this series very soon: "Get ready to play." There are two potential scenarios here...

Game 4 could define several St. Louis Blues

The Blues play the swing game of their best-of-seven series against the Kings tonight. If they win the game, they will take charge of the series.If they lose it, the series goes back to square one. Such a challenge defines what sort of players the Blues really have.Do they have a bunch of good players? Or does this team possess players who are ready to break out and become difference...

Blues look to continue winning ways at Scottrade in Game 5

ST. LOUIS (AP) The defending Stanley Cup champions certainly looked the part while evening their series against the St. Louis Blues, whose best move is turning the page. The Los Angeles Kings dominated the second half of Game 4, powering past a pair of deficits behind forechecking that put the Blues on their heels, and have all the momentum in a series that's tied at 2-2. The...

Game 4: Blues 3, Kings 4

Nights like tonight prove why it's so hard to be a fan of the St. Louis Blues. Leading two games to zero, the Blues dropped Game 3. Leading in Game 4 by a score of 2-0, the Blues fell 4-3. As we've seen countless times during the regular season, the Blues played a stretch of very strong hockey. Leading and looking to more or less put LA away, the Blues faded like they have...

St. Louis Blues look for 3-2 series lead over L.A. Kings

Just when you thought the St. Louis Blues had control of this series winning the first two games in St. Louis to go up 2-0, the Los Angeles Kings showed why they were defending Stanley Cup Champions and came back to win two games in Los Angeles to tie the series at two games a piece. A pivotal Game 5 lies ahead tonight at 8:00 CT in St. Louis as one team will be one win away from...

Kings rally for 4-3 win to even series with Blues

The St. Louis Blues were confident they could push the Los Angeles Kings to the brink of elimination when they took a one-goal lead into the third period. Then the defending Stanley Cup champions pushed back and this highly entertaining first-round series became all even again. Anze Kopitar tied it with 12:46 to play, Justin Williams tipped home the go-ahead goal 76 seconds later...


*THE FOLLOWING BELOW IS NOT WRITTEN BY THE ROYAL HALF, BUT RATHER PUMPERNICHOLL, OUR MASTER RECAPPER*   KINGS 4, BLUES 3 There's never a true consensus of how a fan base feels. No matter what day of the year, a small percentage will be content while the majority believes the sky is falling and all hope is lost. I, for reasons unbeknownst to me, have been confident...

St. Louis Blues and L.A. Kings ready to battle in a pivotal Game 4

The defending Stanley Cup Champions are back in the Western Conference quarterfinal series as the Los Angles Kings defeated the St. Louis Blues 1-0 back on Saturday night as Kings' goal-tender Jonathan Quick stopped 30 shots and  recorded his fifth shutout in his postseason career as the Kings took Game 3 to cut the Blues lead to 2-1. Slava Voynov scored the lone goal in Game...

Blues battle Kings in Game 4 at the Staples Center

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Three games into the Los Angeles Kings' tremendously tense playoff series with the St. Louis Blues, it's clear the scores are so low because the stakes are so high. Two elite Western Conference teams have combined for just seven goals, and nobody has led by more than one goal at any point. The highlight reels aren't getting filled up when these...


*THE FOLLOWING BELOW IS NOT WRITTEN BY THE ROYAL HALF, BUT RATHER PUMPERNICHOLL, OUR MASTER RECAPPER*   KINGS 1, BLUES 0 Heading into Game 3 against the St. Louis Blues, the Los Angeles Kings found themselves in an unfamiliar position. The team never trailed during its historic run to the Stanley Cup Final, and now were potentially going to be put on the brink of elimination...

A Brand New Series by   Jack Weber

With the Kings winning Game 3 on Saturday by a score of 1-0 to cut the St. Louis Blues’ lead in this series to 2-1, Darryl Sutter made no changes to the lineup for Game 4 today, as they looked to even this series up before heading back to St. Louis for Game 5. The [...]
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