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NHL players honor furry friends on National Dog Day

National Dog Day is upon us and man's best friend is no stranger to many an NHL player.Now, considering we're mired in the dog days of summer, perhaps it's best to toss a bone to some of the league's most loyal furry friends.St. Louis Blues captain and noted dog lover David Backes couldn't be happier in this family photo.Teammate Alex Pietrangelo believes two is better than one....
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Get pumped up for the Blues' Ice Breaker at BPV

What: Blues Ice Breaker 2015 When: Noon to 3 on Sunday, August 30 Where: Ballpark Village Why: Hockey There will be giveaways, inflatables, live music and more. Plus, David Backes, Alex Pietrangelo, Vladimir Tarasenko and Troy Brouwer will all be there! It's guaranteed to be a great time for all fans of Blues hockey. 
Via Fox Sports Midwest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Blues hit the ice face-first in informal skate

Sometimes even the best skaters are a bit rusty after a summer off the ice. Perhaps that's why a few of the St. Louis Blues -- including Alex Pietrangelo, Robby Fabbri, Petteri Lindbohm and Troy Brouwer -- looked a bit, well, out of shape as they participated in an informal skate on Monday. The video, was, of course, all in jest, but count the Columbus Blue Jackets as one of the...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Pietrangelo’s advanced stats are troubling compared to league’s best

Alex Pietrangelo contributed 46 points in 81 games for the Blues last season. Based on that statistic alone, you might be under the impression Pietrangelo was deserving of his $5.5 million he earned in 2014-15. The problem is that when you dig a bit deeper, or when you watch enough Blues games, you start to notice that Pietrangelo actually struggled to live up to his cap hit. Pietrangelo’s...
Via Frozen Notes
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues reveal most extensive promotional calendar in club history

The St. Louis Blues announced their 2015-16 regular season promotional calendar Monday, which features the largest number of promotional games in team history. To kick-off the schedule of events, the club will release single-game tickets to the public on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. on the team's website,www.stlouisblues.com. Prior to the public on-sale date, the Blues will offer...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Who should the Blues use during 3-on-3 overtime?

Ever since the NHL revealed they’d be adopting 3-on-3 overtime beginning in 2015-16, Blues fans have been quick to predict which trio the club should use for the new format. There are some obvious choices – Vladimir Tarasenko for starters – but below is an educated guess at what the Blues might do in various situation. Vladimir Tarasenko – Jaden Schwartz – Alex Pietrangelo...
Via Frozen Notes
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton's agent, Bruins expected to double down on talks at draft

According to a recent report from DJ Bean of WEEI, the Bruins are expected to spend some time at the draft working on defenseman Dougie Hamilton's contract. Hamilton's agent, J.P. Barry, will be in Florida for the draft, thus giving the Bruins and Barry a great opportunity to speak face-to-face ahead of July 1, when Hamilton can begin speaking to other teams. Hamilton would become...
Via Fox Sports
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues and the summer of change

This summer could be a critical changing point for the St. Louis Blues. After yet another early playoff exit, it was obvious change was needed for this Blues team. Critics have been arguing that this Blues team is incapable of performing in the playoffs, and their record holds some truth to that statement. The question then is “who is to blame for their performance, the players...
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Noah Juulsen

  Get to Know Noah Juulsen: Date of Birth: 2nd April, 1997 Place of Birth: Abbotsford, BC, Canada Ht: 6’1″ Wt: 180lbs Shoots: R Position: Defense Team: Everett Silvertips (WHL) It may come as some surprise to read the height and weight stats above, then learn that Juulsen is considered one of the 2015 NHL Draft’s foremost defensive prospects. However, it is no surprise to...
Via BSN Denver
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: Same story, different year

On Sunday afternoon, the St. Louis Blues found themselves in a situation they know all too well. The Minnesota Wild were able to eliminate the Blues in a series that took six games to play with a 4-1 Wild victory. This marks the third consecutive year in which the St. Louis Blues have been eliminated from playoff contention in the first round. The Blues were a favorite to win the...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues score 4 third-period goals to beat Stars

DALLAS (AP) -- Alex Pietrangelo scored the unassisted tiebreaker and the St. Louis Blues netted four third-period goals to beat the Dallas Stars 7-5 on Friday night. The game also featured an NHL-record four goals within 49 seconds. As a Blues power play was ending, Pietrangelo shot through a screen past Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen for a 6-5 lead about halfway through the period...
Via AP on Fox
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Four-goal 3rd, Schwartz hat trick power Blues to win over Stars

  Alex Pietrangelo scored the unassisted tiebreaker and the St. Louis Blues netted four third-period goals to beat the Dallas Stars 7-5 on Friday night. The game also featured an NHL-record four goals within 49 seconds. As a Blues power play was ending, Pietrangelo shot through a screen past Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen for a 6-5 lead about halfway through the period. The Stars'...
Via AP on Fox
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues score 4 third-period goals to beat Stars 7-5

DALLAS (AP) Alex Pietrangelo scored the unassisted tiebreaker and the St. Louis Blues netted four third-period goals to beat the Dallas Stars 7-5 on Friday night. The game also featured an NHL-record four goals within 49 seconds. As a Blues power play was ending, Pietrangelo shot through a screen past Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen for a 6-5 lead about halfway through the period. The...
Via AP on Fox
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues use four-goal third period to top Stars, tie Preds atop Central

DALLAS -- Alex Pietrangelo scored the unassisted tiebreaker and the St. Louis Blues netted four third-period goals to beat the Dallas Stars 7-5 on Friday night. The game also featured an NHL-record four goals within 49 seconds. As a Blues power play was ending, Pietrangelo shot through a screen past Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen for a 6-5 lead about halfway through the period. The...
Via AP on Fox
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

For slumping Blues, long road trip offers chance to hit reset button

ST. LOUIS --The Blues locker room didn't feel much like one that belongs to the team with the third-best record in the Western Conference on Tuesday night. A few minutes before, a smattering of boos rained down from what was left of a sellout crowd as St. Louis trudged off the ice following a 5-2 loss to Montreal. It marked the first time they've lost back-to-back home games since...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Quick spurt propels Blues to 5-1 win over Bruins

ST. LOUIS -- The top gear of the Blues' explosive offense might be enough to make that elusive consistency mostly irrelevant. Three goals in less than five minutes made up for any deficiencies and then some in a 5-1 route of Boston on Friday night, sending the Bruins to their sixth straight loss. St. Louis scored on its first three shots of the second period to send rookie Malcolm...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues ride big second period, beat Bruins; Tarasenko scores 2

  Vladimir Tarasenko became the youngest St. Louis player to score 30 goals in 23 years, getting the last two scores in the Blues' 5-1 win over the sagging Boston Bruins on Friday night. Petteri Lindbohm, Alex Pietrangelo and T.J. Oshie scored on the Blues' first three shots of the second to chase rookie goalie Malcolm Subban and cancel Tuukku Rask's scheduled night off. Rask, who...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues ride big second period, beat Bruins 5-1

ST. LOUIS -- Vladimir Tarasenko became the youngest St. Louis player to score 30 goals in 23 years, getting the last two scores in the Blues' 5-1 win over the sagging Boston Bruins on Friday night. Petteri Lindbohm, Alex Pietrangelo and T.J. Oshie scored on the Blues' first three shots of the second to chase rookie goalie Malcolm Subban and cancel Tuukku Rask's scheduled night off...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

With tough road ahead, Blues realize there's simply no time for complacency

ST. LOUIS -- The Blues took some critical steps during a two-day break to ensure inconsistent play and a humbling home loss doesn't turn into a full-blown slump. After following a hard practice Wednesday with a day of rest, center Jori Lehtera says the team spent longer than usual in its morning meetings to prepare for back-to-back home games against Eastern Conference playoff contenders...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Airing of Grievances: St. Louis Blues edition

It’s Festivus, which means it’s time to gather around the aluminium pole and air some grievances. Granted, you could make the very accurate case that I do that regularly here on this blog, but Festivus allows for a more formal collection of complaints. I got a lot of problems with this team! And now you’re gonna hear about it! Protecting Late Leads Does it seem like the...
Via Frozen Notes
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues are still struggling to close games out

The Blues are 7-2-1 over their last 10 games and they’ve rattled off four consecutive victories. A lot of things are going well for the Blues, but it’s easy for a winning streak to cover up some of the areas the team needs to improve on. One of those areas involves closing games out and putting a game out of reach. The Blues demonstrated once again when they narrowly defeated...
Via Frozen Notes
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Oshie gives Blues 3-2 win over Avalanche in OT

DENVER -- T.J. Oshie scored from the slot at 1:03 of overtime and the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Saturday night. Kevin Shattenkirk had a goal and an assist and defenseman Alex Pietrangelo also scored for the Blues, who have won four straight and gave Paul Stastny a win in his return to Denver. Stastny was back for the first time since signing a four-year deal...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Pietrangelo apparently leads the NHL in average puck touches per game

The NHL is apparently tracking some statistics they aren’t sharing publicly on their website. In the era of advanced statistics, the league is aware that more and more fans want more and more ways to track and evaluate their teams and players. With that in mind, the league has been slowly rolling out some interesting and unique stats into their NHL Network broadcast. One of these...
Via Frozen Notes
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues ready to hit home ice with momentum on their side

The St. Louis Blues return home with momentum on their side after closing their road trip with back-to-back victories. One of those wins came at the expense of the Ottawa Senators. The Blues try to beat the Senators for the second time in four days when these teams meet at Scottrade Center on Tuesday night. St. Louis (14-6-1) got by Ottawa 3-2 on Saturday before closing a 2-2 road...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Scoring a problem, but Blues must clean up defensive zone, too

Ken Hitchcock has watched his St. Louis Blues struggle to score to begin their road trip, but he's more concerned with their lackluster play in their own zone. The Blues look to get both aspects of their game corrected while avoiding a third consecutive defeat Saturday against the Ottawa Senators. St. Louis (12-6-1) had won 10 of 11 and scored 14 goals while winning three straight...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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