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Blues knock off Wild, 4-1, even series

ST. LOUIS -- Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals in the first period and then had an empty-netter for his first career playoff hat trick, leading the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday that evened their playoff series at a game apiece. Tarasenko had an assist and no shots in a 4-2 loss in Game 1, but responded with an impressive performance more...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wild vs. Blues preview

The popular excuse for the St. Louis Blues after a defeat in Game 1 centered around a four-day layoff that may have caused them to lose a step following the season finale. The problem? The Minnesota Wild, who were the Blues' opponent in that finale, didn't seem to mind. Minnesota now looks to head home with a 2-0 series advantage as St. Louis attempts to figure out what went wrong...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

No excuses: Blues look to bounce back against Wild in Game 2

The popular excuse for the St. Louis Blues after a defeat in Game 1 centered around a four-day layoff that may have caused them to lose a step following the season finale. The problem? The Minnesota Wild, who were the Blues' opponent in that finale, didn't seem to mind. Minnesota now looks to head home with a 2-0 series advantage as St. Louis attempts to figure out what went wrong...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wild-Blues Preview

The popular excuse for the St. Louis Blues after a defeat in Game 1 centered around a four-day layoff that may have caused them to lose a step following the season finale. The problem? The Minnesota Wild, who were the Blues' opponent in that finale, didn't seem to mind. Minnesota now looks to head home with a 2-0 series advantage as St. Louis attempts to figure out what went wrong...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blues open playoffs with bland performance, 4-2 loss to Wild

ST. LOUIS -- Just like the regular season, the Minnesota Wild appeared right at home in someone else's rink. "That was a fantastic road game," goalie Devan Dubnyk said after the Wild opened the playoffs strong with a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night. "We were great with the puck," Dubnyk added, "we were fast coming up the ice on turnovers and we did a good job...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild open playoff series with win in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jason Zucker and Matt Dumba gave Minnesota a two-goal lead through two periods and the Wild kept chances to a minimum for Devan Dubnyk, opening the playoffs strong with a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night. Jaden Schwartz and Alexander Steen scored in the third period for the Central Division champion Blues, but too little and too late. Game...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: what to look for in the first round

With first place in the Central Division clinched, the St. Louis Blues look to enter a deep playoff run in which they aim to win the organization’s first Stanley Cup. This year, the Blues find themselves facing off against the Minnesota Wild in the first round. This will be the first time that the two organizations have seen each other in the playoffs, and it is bound to be an...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

FACEOFF: Blues, Red Wings ready to roll with rookie goalies

The NHL playoffs are usually as unpredictable as they are dramatic, hence that old adage about the hot goaltender determining possession of the Stanley Cup. So what's the rule about rookies in the net during the postseason? Well, the Detroit Red Wings and the St. Louis Blues will soon find out how that works. The Red Wings will rely on 23-year-old Petr Mrazek, who usurped the position...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues, Red Wings ready to roll with rookie goalies

The NHL playoffs are usually as unpredictable as they are dramatic, hence that old adage about the hot goaltender determining possession of the Stanley Cup. So what's the rule about rookies in the net during the postseason? Well, the Detroit Red Wings and the St. Louis Blues will soon find out how that works. The Red Wings will rely on 23-year-old Petr Mrazek, who usurped the position...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

While Blues' goalie was a tough call, Wild's was an obvious choice

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 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 and...
Via AP on Fox
3 days 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jake Allen the NHL’s Worst Playoff Goalie?

View image | gettyimages.com 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...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues clinch Central Division title, home ice with win over Blackhawks

  Paul Stastny scored the game-winner, Dmitrij Jaskin broke a 16-game scoreless string, and Jake Allen made 21 saves to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 2-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in a Central Division showdown on Thursday night. The Blues clinched the division title and home-ice advantage for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with their second win over Chicago in...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues clinch division title, home-ice advantage with 2-1 win over Chicago

ST. LOUIS -- Paul Stastny scored the game-winner, Dmitrij Jaskin broke a 16-game scoreless string, and Jake Allen made 21 saves to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 2-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in a Central Division showdown on Thursday night. The Blues clinched the division title and home-ice advantage for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with their second win over...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaskin, Allen lead Blues past Blackhawks 2-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) Paul Stastny scored the game-winner, Dmitrij Jaskin broke a 16-game scoreless string, and Jake Allen made 21 saves to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 2-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in a Central Division showdown on Thursday night. The Blues clinched the division title and home-ice advantage for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with their second win over...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues riding hot hand in net, Brian Elliott doesn’t sound happy

The Blues have a hot goaltender in Jake Allen and they’re calling his number again when the team hosts the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night. The media has already spun Ken Hitchcock’s decision into some sort of goaltending controversy, but in reality his decision is an obvious one for the time being. Brian Elliott isn’t saying much, but it doesn’t sound like he’s happy. Hitchcock’s...
Via Frozen Notes
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Short-handed Blues focused on maintaining health as they head into game vs. Stars

With their recent struggles behind them and a playoff spot secured, the St. Louis Blues can turn their focus to getting healthier while chasing their third division title in 28 years. The Blues will move into a tie atop the Central Division on Friday night with a third consecutive road victory over the Dallas Stars, though that might be a challenging task without their top two scorers...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues-Stars Preview

With their recent struggles behind them and a playoff spot secured, the St. Louis Blues can turn their focus to getting healthier while chasing their third division title in 28 years. The Blues will move into a tie atop the Central Division on Friday night with a third consecutive road victory over the Dallas Stars, though that might be a challenging task without their top two scorers...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues handle Flames 4-1, clinch playoff spot

ST. LOUIS (AP) Jaden Schwartz had a goal and an assist and Jake Allen got light work in net for the St. Louis Blues, who ended a three-game home losing streak and clinched a playoff spot with a 4-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night. Paul Stastny, Jori Lehtera and Patrik Berglund also scored for the Blues, who reached 100 points for the third time in four seasons...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues bracing for considerable challenge after recent woes against Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks are stumbling as they attempt to solidify their hold on an advantageous spot in the standings. The St. Louis Blues have fared even worse in their pursuit of home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs and would appear to face a considerable challenge Monday night given their recent woes against Vancouver. The Canucks (43-27-5) have dropped their past...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks-Blues Preview

The Vancouver Canucks are stumbling as they attempt to solidify their hold on an advantageous spot in the standings. The St. Louis Blues have fared even worse in their pursuit of home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs and would appear to face a considerable challenge Monday night given their recent woes against Vancouver. The Canucks (43-27-5) have dropped their past...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Hitchcock reiterates Brian Elliott is the starter

It’s that time of the year where every coaching decision is met with questions and speculation. Such was the case when Jake Allen started consecutive games to complete the Blues’ recent road trip. Is Allen the new number one? Has Ken Hitchcock lost his confidence in Brian Elliott. Simply, no and no. Hitchcock discussed the matter, as seen on STLToday: “Ells is the starter....
Via Frozen Notes
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Abdelkader Downs Blues In OT With Broken Stick Goal

Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader was posted in front of Jake Allen on the powerplay when a Marek Zidlicky shot hit his stick. The puck dropped at his feet and he began to hack away when his stick completely broke. Before dropping the stick though, Abdelkader put the puck into the net for the […] The post Justin Abdelkader Downs Blues In OT With Broken Stick Goal appeared...
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27 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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