Hockey Hibernation

The St. Louis Blues ended the 2013-2014 season almost exactly like they had the previous two seasons. They lost in the first round again, although this time it was the Chicago Blackhawks that showed us the playoff door, instead of the Los Angeles Kings which had done so the previous two seasons.  After the Blues lost again, I must admit I kind of went into a hockey hibernation....
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

St Louis Blues Depth Chart 2014 2015

St Louis Blues C 1. Paul Stastny  2. David Backes  3. Patrik Berglund  4. Jori Lehtera  5. Maxim Lapierre  L 1. Alexander Steen  2. Jaden Schwartz  3. Steve Ott  4. Joakim Lindstrom  5. Magnus Paajarvi  6. Peter Mueller  R 1. T.J. Oshie  2. Vladimir Tarasenko ...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues Happy To Have Paul Stastny

from Louie Korac at, "You don't see him really doing the flashy things or anything like that, but playing with him at the [Winter] Olympics, he makes every part of the game so much easier on his linemates," forward T.J. Oshie said of Stastny. "... He makes the game easier, he makes it more simple and everything's more clear on the ice." ...
Via Kukla's Korner
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Steen Recap Of 2013-14 Season

Alexander Steen of the St. Louis Blues had quite a season with 34 goals, but take a look below to watch his season highlights and as he racked up all those goals. The post Alexander Steen Recap Of 2013-14 Season appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ken Hitchcock will focus on lineup pairs in 2014-15

Ken Hitchcock took over the St. Louis Blues’ Twitter account to answer questions from fans. While most of the questions he answered were fun or dealt with his previous experiences, one answer shed some light on the upcoming season and potential lines. "@nathanabert can you give us any insight into the lines? #AskHitch" Look for pairs. Oshie-Backes, Schwartz-Tarasenko...
Via Frozen Notes
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Steen here, Stastny there and Backes where? Hitchcock has plenty of fun new options

ST. LOUIS -- Doug Armstrong knows it will take some time for the Blues' new additions to mesh with the current roster and for coach Ken Hitchcock to find the right lineup combinations to make it all work. But there is no denying Armstrong's excitement about the seemingly endless possibilities for St. Louis going into the 2014-15 season. "I sort of feel like the grade...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues sign Paul Stastny to four-year deal

St. Louis Blues announced Tuesday that they have signed forward Paul Stastny to a four-year, $28 million contract. Stastny, 28, had 60 points (25 goals and 35 assists) for the Colorado Avalanche last season.  He also had 10 points (five goals, five assists) in seven postseason games. Stastny has spent his entire eight-year NHL career with the Avalanche accumulating 458 points...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues must start converting more power-play chances

CHICAGO -- Through the first three games of their Western Conference first-round playoff series, the St. Louis Blues' penalty kill has been exactly what they need it to be, killing off 13 of 14 Blackhawks power-play opportunities. Unfortunately for the Blues, Chicago's penalty kill has been just as effective -- which means their power play has fizzled. The Blues ranked eighth...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues keep focus on the positives -- not the past -- following Game 3 loss in Chicago

CHICAGO -- The St. Louis Blues don't want to hear about last year. Yes, they are well aware of the similarities between last year's first-round playoff matchup with the Los Angeles Kings and this year's first-round series against the Chicago Blackhawks. Defending Stanley Cup champions. Alexander Steen overtime winner in Game 1 at Scottrade Center. Then a Barret Jackman...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Alexander Steen, Blues beat Blackhawks in 3rd OT

Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues the 4-3 victory and a 1-0 series lead over the Chicago Blackhawks. Ryan Miller made 39 saves and shut the Blackhawks down after Patrick Kane scored on a breakaway to put Chicago up 3-2 late in the first period. “It stings right now, obviously,” said Kane, per “I think the big...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Steen gets winner as Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in third overtime

Alex Steen scored 26 seconds into the third overtime as the Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 in a marathon Game 1 of the NHL Western Conference quarterfinals Thursday at Scottrade Center. David Backes and Steve Ott assisted on the play, as Ott centered the puck to a crashing Steen. He pounded it past netminder Corey Crawford to send the crowd in a frenzy. The game became the...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Alexander Steen wins it in triple overtime

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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Alexander Steen, Blues Knock Off Blackhawks In Triple Overtime (Videos)

Many called the Western Conference quarterfinal series between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks the marquee matchup of the Stanley Cup playoffs so far. Through one game, that prediction is looking pretty accurate. The Central Division rivals needed more than 100 minutes of hockey to decide their playoff opener Thursday night — one of three postseason games already that...
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Steen scores game-winner to lift Blues over Blackhawks in triple overtime (VIDEO)

It took the St. Louis Blues five overtime periods, and then some, to take advantage of the defending Stanley Cup champions.Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to cap the longest playoff game in franchise history and give the Blues a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday night.Steen beat Corey Crawford...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alexander Steen scores goal in triple-OT for Blues win

getty images Alexander Steen of the St. Louis Blues scored a game winning goal in the third overtime of Thursday’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks. The game was tired 3-3 after regulation and featured numerous scoring attempts prior to Steen’s goal. Relive Steen’s goal below: Game 2 of the series will be on Saturday at 3:00 pm ET on NBC.
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Worth the wait: Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in three OTs

ST. LOUIS -- Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night. Steen beat Corey Crawford off a pair of short passes from Steve Ott and David Backes to cap the longest overtime game in franchise history. Ryan Miller blanked the Blackhawks after Patrick Kane...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Alexander Steen Wins Game 1 For The St. Louis Blues In Triple Overtime (VIDEO)

Alexander Steen gave the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks, twenty-six seconds into triple overtime.  Steen’s goal gives the blues a 1-0 series lead on the defending Stanley Cup Champions.  The play started with the puck getting dumped in on the Blackhawks goalie, Corey Crawford.  Crawford played the bouncing puck in behind the net, but David Backes...
Via Total Sports Blog
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Alexander Steen returns, but same sad tune for the Blues

The return of Alexander Steen to the St. Louis Blues lineup on Tuesday night was supposed to be a boon to their stagnant offense - but instead the left winger recorded just two shots on goal in his 18:41 in ice time as the Blues dropped their their season-high third straight game.Steen, the Blues leading scorer, had missed the previous three games for the Blues since suffering...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

There's still time for Blues to kick funk -- but they better hurry

ST. LOUIS -- Alexander Steen tried his best to search for positives. The Blues' leading goal-scorer was one himself on Tuesday with his return after three games out of the lineup because of a mysterious upper-body ailment. But Steen also considered himself one of reasons that St. Louis lost again on Tuesday night, 4-1 to the visiting Washington Capitals at Scottrade Center,...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Hitchcock says Steen will return to Blues' lineup tonight

ST. LOUIS -- Alexander Steen is expected to be back in the lineup for the Blues tonight against visiting Washington after missing the last three games. A couple minutes after Steen told reporters he didn't know if he was playing, Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said his leading goal scorer was. "He'll play," Hitchcock said following the morning skate Tuesday. "He...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues' Alexander Steen ruled out for Sunday's game

The St. Louis Blues will be without their starting left wingman in their game against the Chicago Blackhawks.                                             Alexander Steen has been ruled out of Sunday's game as per Jeremey Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.The Blues' leading scorer, an Olympic silver medalist, and a recent Masterton Trophy nominee...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Alexander Steen nominated for Masterton Trophy

Alexander Steen has been nominated for the Masterton Trophy by the St. Louis Chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association. What’s the Masterton all about, you ask? The Blues have the answer:  The Masterton Trophy is awarded annually to a player that exemplifies "perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey." #stlblues — St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues' Steen, Jackman out; McCabe debuts for Sabres

The St. Louis Blues and Buffalo Sabres will each be dealing with new lineups Thursday when they face each other at Scottrade Center. The Blues, already without forward Vladimir Tarasenko (thumb), will be missing forward Alexander Steen and defenseman Barret Jackman. Each has been ruled out for the game and are listed as day-to-day, according to coach Ken Hitchcock. "Steen...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Steen, Jackman to miss game against Sabres, but Leopold finally is back

ST. LOUIS -- Blues coach Ken Hitchcock announced following the team's morning skate Thursday that both Alexander Steen and Barret Jackman will miss Thursday's game against the visiting Sabres. "Unless a guy is out for the season, these guys are day-to-day with injuries," Hitchcock said. "Steen is upper body. Jackman is lower body. Both won't play tonight...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Tops in the West, Blues are still on a mission to find consistency

The St. Louis Blues are in the thick of the competition for the NHL's top record, but coach Ken Hitchcock isn't entirely pleased with his team's performance of late. They'll try to put forth a more complete effort Tuesday night when they host the Philadelphia Flyers, who continue a particularly challenging portion of their schedule. St. Louis (50-17-7) is atop the...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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