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Preview: Wild at Blues

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues are riding the hot hand in goal into the playoffs. There was never a doubt who'd be minding the nets for the Minnesota Wild. Blues coach Ken Hitchcock ended the intrigue on Wednesday, a day ahead of the opener of the best-of-seven series, choosing rookie Jake Allen over veteran Brian Elliott. "It was a week ago I said one guy's had a great season...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues Put Last Year in the Past, Ride Tarasenko and Schwartz to the Stanley Cup

Kris Russell #4 of the Calgary Flames looks to check Vladimir Tarasenko #91 of the St Louis Blues during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 17, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images) The St. Louis Blues have high expectations riding into the 2015 NHL playoffs. The Central Division champs experienced two first round exits in their previous...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blues to start Allen in goal to open playoffs against Wild

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Blues are going with the hot hand in goal to start the playoffs, choosing rookie Jake Allen over veteran Brian Elliott. The 24-year-old Allen was 5-1-1 with 1.32 goals against average and .950 save percentage in his last eight games. Coach Ken Hitchcock informed Allen before practice Wednesday that he'd be playing Thursday in Game 1 of the Blues' opening...
Via AP on Fox
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No Coast Bias Stanley Cup Playoffs 2015 Preview: St. Louis Blues (1) vs. Minnesota Wild (4)

Season Recap: St. Louis Blues (51-24-7, 109 Points) The Blues came into the season looking to bolster an improving offense with the addition of Paul Stastny and did so admirably, now sporting one of the best center cores with Stastny, David Backes, Jori Lehtera, and a personal favorite, Marcel Goc. The Blues have been “primed [&hellip (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) The...
Via No Coast Bias
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Blues’ three keys to success vs. Minnesota

After a roller coaster ride of an 82 game schedule, we have finally arrived at the Stanley Cup playoffs. The St. Louis Blues caught fire in April to win the Central Division and will square off in a first round series against budding rival Minnesota Wild. As we have seen in the regular season, you […] The post Blues’ three keys to success vs. Minnesota appeared first on Along the Boards.
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jake Allen the NHL’s Worst Playoff Goalie?

View image | The NHL playoffs begin this week.  I figured it’d be a good idea for TopSportsReport to have rankings to help fans understand the playoffs better, make their predictions better, and also, simply increase discussion surrounding this year’s playoffs. The goalie is one of the most important players on the ice, if not the most important.  Taking...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues G Brian Elliott Robs Jason Pominville With Slick Stick Save

The NHL regular season wrapped up on Saturday and though the St. Louis Blues were safety in the postseason, that didn’t stop Brian Elliott from bringing his A-game against Minnesota. This was sheer larceny on Jason Pominville and Pominville looked almost dumbfounded that the puck didn’t go in the net. [@cjzero] The post Blues G Brian Elliott Robs Jason Pominville With Slick Stick...
Via Diehardsport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ratings Roundup: NHL on NBC, St. Louis Blues, Chicago Blackhawks

Both NBC and NBCSN had big increases for NHL coverage last Sunday. In other news, the Blues have set multiple ratings records on FS Midweset, and Blackhawks ratings held steady on CSN Chicago. Big Gains For NHL on NBC, NBCSN, Last Sunday Last Sunday’s Penguins/Flyers NHL regular season game drew a 0.9 final rating and [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
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T.J. Oshie and Zach Parise show off some crazy moves with GoPro

It’s common knowledge that T.J. Oshie and Zach Parise have some nifty moves and some of the best hands in the NHL. However, it’s difficult to appreciate just how good the two players are until you’re down at their level. The latest video from GoPro highlights some insane trickery from the two players, including some slick passes and nasty shootout goals. Watch at the 2:20...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues clinch Central, have chance to clinch Western Conference

All the playoff spots have been clinched in the Western Conference heading into the last game day of the 2014-2015 NHL regular season. However, the playoff bracket is still undetermined. These last games on Saturday could drastically change the Western Conference playoff picture. After beating the Blackhawks on Thursday, the St. Louis Blues clinched the Central Division and have...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues may add Robby Fabbri and Ivan Barbashev to playoff roster

The St. Louis Blues may add some young talent to their roster during the playoffs. A report from the Post-Dispatch suggests that the team may call on both Robby Fabbri and Ivan Barbashev to join the NHL roster once their respective seasons are complete. Fabbri is currently skating in the OHL playoffs while Barbashev is skating in the QMJHL playoffs. When their teams are eliminated...
Via Frozen Notes
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kevin Shattenkirk sarcastically applauds the officials

If you want to see why hockey fans believe the officiating in the NHL is the worst in any of the major sports, go back and watch the Blues’ 1-0 loss to the Jets. There’s the penalty on Paul Stastny which wiped out a goal. There’s the phantom high-stick by T.J. Oshie. There’s the missed high-stick on David Backes. That list just keeps on going. After a horrible night of officiating...
Via Frozen Notes
8 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: Possible first-round playoff matchups

St. Louis Blues Captain David Backes As the St. Louis Blues finish up the regular season, they find themselves holding first place of the Central Division by one point after a win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night. This win put the Nashville Predators in second place and the Blackhawks in third place. Holding the wild card spots of the Western Conference, are the dangerous...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

A weeklong roller coaster ride for the Blues

It’s been quite a roller coaster this week for the St. Louis Blues. At this time last week, the Blues were in second place in the Central and had just dropped a half-hearted effort against the Vancouver Canucks. Today they sit in first place by a point looking to wrap up the Central Division title […] The post A weeklong roller coaster ride for the Blues appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Ty Rattie fit into the Blues’ future?

With prospect Ty Rattie being called up recently from the Chicago Wolves due to injuries to Alexander Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko, I felt this was a good time to examine him as a player and whether he fits into the Blues’ long term plans. Rattie was a second round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry […] The post Does Ty Rattie fit into the Blues’ future? appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues forward Ryan Reaves removes own tooth (Video)

St. Louis Blues forward Ryan Reaves casually removed his own tooth on the bench after being checked hard into the boards during Sunday night's game against Chicago.Reaves had his face smashed into the glass by Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook, which apparently made it loose enough for Reaves to pull out once his shift was finished, then he kept on playing as if nothing had happened...
Via Holdout Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Reaves takes tooth out on bench after hard hit (Video)

Ryan Reaves of the St. Louis Blues ended Sunday’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks with one less tooth in his mouth than he started with. Reaves took a big hit along the boards from Brent Seabrook that resulted in the winger’s head getting smashed against the glass. It also loosened one of Reaves’ teeth. While...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blues' Ryan Reaves extracts own tooth on bench

St. Louis Blues forward Ryan Reaves had a rough night at the office on Sunday. Reaves smacked his face on the glass after taking a big hit from Chicago’s Brent Seabrook, loosening up some chiclets in his mouth.After his shift, Reaves played dentist on himself and removed a tooth while catching a breather on the Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Once again, Vladimir Sobotka isn’t coming back this season

The Vladimir Sobotka rumor has once again found new life. Each time a current Blues skater goes down with an injury, media outlets jump on the chance to discuss the club bringing Sobotka back for the playoffs. This topic has been beaten to death, but let’s say it one more time – Sobotka isn’t coming back this season. One more time for good measure – Sobotka is NOT coming...
Via Frozen Notes
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues to wear customized Cardinals warmup jerseys (Photos)

The St. Louis Blues will be celebrating the start of the new MLB season by wearing customized St. Louis Cardinals hockey jerseys during warmups prior to their final home game on April 11th.Center Paul Stastny modeled his jersey for the media:@PhilHecken The @StLouisBlues are wearing these jerseys for warm-ups on April 11 to celebrate the return of baseball.—...
Via Holdout Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues are in a race for first place

At a critical point in the season, the St. Louis Blues find themselves in a Central Division race for first place. After a loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night, in which the Blues failed to clinch a spot in the playoffs, St. Louis finds themselves three points out from the first-place Nashville Predators and one point ahead of the Chicago Blackhawks. As the regular season...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Finally Poised To Make Stanley Cup Run

View image | It has been a great season for the St. Louis Blues. They currently sit second in the Central Division with 99 points, just three points behind Nashville, and are basically a lock to make it to the playoffs for a fourth season in-a-row. The last three have not lived up to the hype, with the Blues getting swept in the Conference Semifinals by the Stanley...
Via Beyond The Benches
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Is 3-on-3 overtime a good choice for the NHL?

It's an old-school versus new-school debate on how to handle overtimes in the NHL. 3-on-3 or the tie game? You decide while we ponder. The post The NHL Goes Back To The Pond: How Do We Feel About 3-On-3? appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: It took two different reviews to overturn a Blues goal

There was a rather odd moment in the first period between the Wild and Blues. Jay Bouwmeester tossed the puck at the net and Patrik Berglund deflected the shot at the net. The twine moved and the horn sounded and everyone thought the Blues scored. Toronto reviewed the play and the officials signaled that yes, it was a goal. The horn sounded again and the official scorers were announced...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

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