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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

Return of Tarasenko, Steen boosts Blues' playoff chances

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues played it close to the vest while Vladimir Tarasenko and Alexander Steen were out with injuries. While waiting for one of the league's top goal scorers and one of the best two-way players to heal, they won a pair of tight 2-1 victories over rival Chicago. "We were forced to do it," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "Injuries forced us to change and we had...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Return of Tarasenko, Steen boosts Blues playoff chances

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Blues played it close to the vest while Vladimir Tarasenko and Alexander Steen were out with injuries. While waiting for one of the league's top goal scorers and one of the best two-way players to heal, they won a pair of tight 2-1 victories over rival Chicago. ''We were forced to do it,'' coach Ken Hitchcock said. ''Injuries forced us to change and...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Tarasenko, Steen return, Blues look playoff-ready against Wild

  Vladimir Tarasenko and Alexander Steen looked as if they're ready for the playoffs. The pair had a lot to do with the St. Louis Blues finishing the regular season strong. ''This is the team we want to take on the journey,'' coach Ken Hitchcock said after a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. ''We're healthy and we'll be 100 percent going into the playoffs, which is...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Tarasenko, Steen return, Blues top Wild 4-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) Vladimir Tarasenko and Alexander Steen returned from injuries with two points apiece, helping the St. Louis Blues finish the regular season strong with a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. Jori Lehtera scored twice and Brian Elliott was solid in net for the Central Division champions, who thwarted Minnesota's bid for an NHL-record 13th consecutive road...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Help wanted: Blues need the win and a Wild assist to clinch the Central

Having missed a prime opportunity to lock up home-ice advantage in at least the first round earlier this week, the St. Louis Blues need a victory and some help if they want to clinch the Central Division on Thursday night. Set to play again without top two scorers Vladimir Tarasenko and Alexander Steen, the Blues will try to earn their second win over the Chicago Blackhawks in five...
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April 09, 2015  |  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.
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

White-hot Blues down Blackhawks, move into first in Central

  The St. Louis Blues are primed to grind out the regular season and head into the playoffs on a high note. Olli Jokinen and David Backes scored in the second period as the Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Sunday night for their third straight win to move into first place in the Central Division. The Blues improved to 105 points, one more than idle Nashville, with three...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues brace for two crucial games against Chicago without Steen, Tarasenko

Entering last Sunday, the Chicago Blackhawks appeared unlikely to challenge for the Central Division title. By the end of this Sunday, they could be alone in first place. So could their opponent. On the strength of a four-game win streak, the Blackhawks can move up in the Central as they host the potentially short-handed St. Louis Blues in the first of two critical matchups between...
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April 04, 2015  |  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...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Elliott gets shot at redemption against Blue Jackets

Brian Elliott's last start was a bit of an embarrassment, and the same goes for his last game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. He'll get a chance to forget about both Saturday night as the St. Louis Blues begin a three-game homestand while continuing their push for the Presidents' Trophy, and Elliott will have a long-absent defenseman back to try to help contain the streaking Blue...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Steen scores winner in OT to lift Blues over Penguins

  Alexander Steen redirected Zbynek Michalek's shot from the point into the net 35 seconds into overtime, lifting the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night. St. Louis snapped a three-game losing streak. The Blues rallied from a two-goal deficit on scores from former Penguins Robert Bortuzzo and Marcel Goc. Steen got his 24th goal of the season...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Steen's winner in OT lifts Blues over Penguins 3-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) Alexander Steen redirected Zbynek Michalek's shot from the point into the net 35 seconds into overtime, lifting the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night. St. Louis snapped a three-game losing streak. The Blues rallied from a two-goal deficit on scores from former Penguins Robert Bortuzzo and Marcel Goc. Steen got his 24th goal...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Abdelkader's overtime goal lifts Red Wings over Blues

DETROIT -- Justin Abdelkader's power-play goal 24 seconds into overtime lifted the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday. The teams reignited their old Western Conference rivalry, accumulating 36 penalty minutes in a third period that included multiple skirmishes on the ice. The Red Wings had a man advantage for the final 1:21 of regulation and the opening...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Travelin' Blues ready to put out Flames' home streak

The Calgary Flames' playoff push could take a major step forward on a five-game homestand, and they should be riding plenty of confidence in their own building. The problem is it begins Tuesday night against the St. Louis Blues, who have been even better on the road lately than the Flames have been at home. Calgary (38-26-5) is 8-3-1 at home dating to Jan. 27, and the 17 points that...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

6 different Blues score goals in rout of Maple Leafs

  Six different St. Louis Blues players scored goals in a 6-1 rout of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. Jori Lehtera and Alexander Steen each had three assists for the Blues (41-19-5), who snapped a two-game skid and moved to within two points of the Central Division-leading Nashville Predators. The loss was the Leafs' 28th in their past 35 games. Toronto goaltender Jonathan...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Steen scores winner in SO to lift Blues past Jets

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Alexander Steen got the winning goal in the shootout to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night. Vladimir Tarasenko also scored in the tiebreaker for the Blues. Patrik Berglund had St. Louis' score in regulation, and Brian Elliott finished with 30 saves through overtime. Mark Scheifele had the tying goal in the third...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the St. Louis Blues Now the Best Team in the NHL?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Vladamir...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

David Krejci Injury Gives Ryan Spooner Opportunity To Impress Bruins

Boston Bruins center David Krejci suffered another injury setback Friday night when he collided with St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen. The result was a partially torn MCL in Krejci’s left knee that will keep him out of the B’s lineup for four to six weeks. It’s a substantial loss for a Bruins offense that ranks 21st in goals scored, but if there’s one silver lining...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Center David Krejci Out 4 To 6 Weeks With Partially Torn MCL

The Boston Bruins announced Monday that top-six center David Krejci will miss the next four to six weeks with a partially torn MCL in his left knee. The injury occurred in a collision with St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen during the second period of Friday night’s game. Four weeks from now is March 20 and six weeks is April 11, which means Krejci likely would return to the...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Steen helps Hitchcock reach milestone as Blues' top Lightning

  Alexander Steen had a goal and two assists to help St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock move into sole possession of fourth place on the NHL wins list in the Blues' 6-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night. Hitchcock's 693rd regular-season win broke a tie with Dick Irvin. The Blues coach only trails Joel Quenneville (739), Al Arbour (782) and Scotty Bowman (1,244),...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Steen shines in Blues' 6-3 win over Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. -- Alexander Steen had a goal and two assists to help St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock move into sole possession of fourth place on the NHL wins list in the Blues' 6-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night. Hitchcock's 693rd regular-season win broke a tie with Dick Irvin. The Blues coach only trails Joel Quenneville (739), Al Arbour (782) and Scotty Bowman...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning fall behind early, can't climb back against Blues

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Alexander Steen had a goal and two assists to help St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock move into sole possession of fourth place on the NHL wins list in the Blues' 6-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night. Hitchcock's 693rd regular-season win broke a tie with Dick Irvin. The Blues coach only trails Joel Quenneville (739), Al Arbour (782) and Scotty...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Jaskin comes up big again, boosts Blues past Coyotes

  Dmitrij Jaskin got the go-ahead goal for the second time in four games, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Arizona Coyotes 2-1 on Tuesday night. Alexander Steen also scored and goalie Jake Allen got a light workload until late for the Blues, who avoided their first three-game losing streak of the season. St. Louis was penalty-free until defenseman Jay Bouwmeester was whistled for...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes stay close but fall again to Blues

ST. LOUIS -- Dmitrij Jaskin got the go-ahead goal for the second time in four games, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Arizona Coyotes 2-1 on Tuesday night. Alexander Steen also scored and goalie Jake Allen got a light workload until late for the Blues, who avoided their first three-game losing streak of the season. St. Louis was penalty-free until defenseman Jay Bouwmeester was whistled...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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