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How The Blues Defeated The Hawks

In an epic playoff battle featuring two division rivals, the St. Louis Blues defeated the Chicago Blackhawks, ruining their chance to become the first back-to-back Stanley Cup Champions in 18 years. The Blues took a commanding 3-1 series lead before the Hawks won two consecutive contests to force a Game 7 in St. Louis. This series featured two talented teams that were almost evenly...
Via The Sports Quotient
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lineup Changes Ahead for Stars?

Could lineup changes lie ahead for the Dallas Stars? After dispatching the Minnesota Wild in an uncomfortably close six-game Stanley Cup playoff series, the Stars now face a much tougher second round opponent in the St. Louis Blues. Embed from Getty Images The challenge now faced by the Stars is twofold: Not only are the Blues more skilled than the Wild, but they’re also...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Blues knock off the defending champ Blackhawks in Game 7 thriller

ST. LOUIS -- Troy Brouwer tapped in his own rebound to snap a third-period tie and the St. Louis Blues advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in four seasons, eliminating the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in Game 7 of their Western Conference quarterfinals series Monday night.Brouwer, who played for the Blackhawks' Cup winner in 2010...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Finally! Blues advance to West semis with 3-2 win over Blackhawks

ST. LOUIS -- Troy Brouwer tapped in his own rebound to snap a third-period tie and the St. Louis Blues advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in four seasons, eliminating the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in Game 7 of their Western Conference quarterfinals series Monday night.Brouwer, who played for the Blackhawks' Cup winner in 2010...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Is It Time For The NHL To Do Away With The Coach’s Challenge

photo courtesy of thestar.com Is the NHL’s coach’s challenge doing more harm to the game than good? The events that took place Friday night when the St. Louis Blues played the Chicago Blackhawks brought to a boil what has been quietly simmering for the entire season. Is the NHL’s coach’s challenge doing more to hurt the game of hockey than it is to help it. To begin with...
Via STLSportsMinute
12 days ago

Blues must overcome Game 2 adversity as series moves to Chicago

Ken Hitchcock believes the officiating went Chicago's way in Game 2 because the Blackhawks are the reigning Stanley Cup champions, and that's just the way things go.Video review clearly proved, though, that Jori Lehtera was offside before St. Louis scored what would've been the go-ahead goal in the third period. It was a bit more questionable when Hitchcock argued Andrew Shaw interfered...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Beat Blues After Controversial Coach’s Challenge Wipes Out Goal In Game 2

The St. Louis Blues looked poised to take a 2-0 first-round playoff series lead over the rival Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night when Vladimir Tarasenko scored a go-ahead goal with less than eight minutes remaining in regulation. But that’s where the controversy began. Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville used his coach’s challenge to review the play. He argued Blues forward...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Allen wins fifth straight; Blues beat Ducks 5-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) Vladimir Tarasenko had two goals and an assist, Jake Allen got his fifth straight win and the St. Louis Blues beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 on Friday night. Jori Lehtera and Patrik Berglund sparked St. Louis with third-period goals 64 seconds apart for a 3-1 lead. Paul Stastny also scored for the Blues. Allen made 26 saves and improved to 4-0-0 career against the Ducks...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Blues rekindle offense in 4-2 victory over Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Jori Lehtera scored in his return to the lineup and the St. Louis Blues held on to beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Sunday night.Ryan Reaves, Patrik Berglund and Robby Fabbri also scored for St. Louis, which won its third straight. The Blues have victories in seven of their past eight road games.St. Louis, playing its first game since an 11-round shootout win Tuesday...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Suter, Dumba score but Wild rally falls short against Blues

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Jori Lehtera scored in his return to the lineup and the St. Louis Blues held on to beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Sunday night.Ryan Reaves, Patrik Berglund and Robby Fabbri also scored for St. Louis, which won its third straight. The Blues have victories in seven of their past eight road games.St. Louis, playing its first game since an 11-round shootout win Tuesday...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Lehtera helps Blues defeat Wild 4-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Jori Lehtera scored in his return to the lineup and the St. Louis Blues held on to beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Sunday night. Ryan Reaves, Patrik Berglund and Robby Fabbri also scored for St. Louis, which won its third straight. The Blues have victories in seven of their past eight road games. St. Louis remained two points back of Chicago and Dallas in the...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Preview: Wild vs. Blues

While the St. Louis Blues try to keep the pressure on in the race for Western Conference supremacy, the Minnesota Wild would like to extend their new wild-card lead.Jori Lehtera played a major role in evening this season series last month. Now he's hoping to return as the Blues look to come away with the decisive fifth meeting.Vladimir Tarasenko attempts to torment the hosts again...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Blues visit Minnesota seeking third consecutive win

While the St. Louis Blues try to keep the pressure on in the race for Western Conference supremacy, the Minnesota Wild would like to extend their new wild-card lead.Jori Lehtera played a major role in evening this season series last month. Now he's hoping to return as the Blues look to come away with the decisive fifth meeting.Vladimir Tarasenko attempts to torment the hosts again...
Via Fox Sports
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Tarasenko, Steen and Lehtera named to World Cup teams

Preliminary World Cup of Hockey rosters were announced and at least three members of the St. Louis Blues will be competing. Alexander Steen was named to team Sweden, Jori Lehtera was named to team Finland and Vladimir Tarasenko will compete for Russia. Only 16 roster spots were named for each competing team, meaning that it’s possible other Blues skaters may end up making the cut...
Via Frozen Notes
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Blues emerge from trade deadline with same cast to face Senators

St. Louis general manager Doug Armstrong offered a very reasonable defense for his inactivity at the trade deadline: The eventual returns of multiple injured players will add more than enough depth than the Blues could have acquired without giving up someone off the current roster.The same went for Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray, who made a significant deal in early February and...
Via AP on Fox
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Blues display some puzzling logic at the trade deadline

Predictably, the Blues were quiet on deadline day. The day in itself was pretty uneventful, as contenders loaded up on talent in the days heading into the actual final day of trades. The Blues stood where they were, their lone trade involving Anders Nilsson occurring days earlier. If the Blues’ lack of action was frustrating, the quotes from GM Doug Armstrong after the deadline...
Via Frozen Notes
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Injury-depleted Blues soldier on to Nashville

Three straight first-round playoff exits and a season full of injuries could force St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong to make an upgrade before Monday's trade deadline, but he insists he won't make any rash decisions.That's because despite numerous setbacks, the Blues are still very much in contention for the Central Division title and believe they're equipped - when...
Via Fox Sports
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Blues-Predators Preview

Three straight first-round playoff exits and a season full of injuries could force St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong to make an upgrade before Monday's trade deadline, but he insists he won't make any rash decisions. That's because despite numerous setbacks, the Blues are still very much in contention for the Central Division title and believe they're equipped - when...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Blues Power Play Lifts St Louis Past Minnesota 4-1

After an eight game scoreless stretch with a man advantage, it was the Blues power play that attributed for 3 out of the 4 goals tonight as the home team firmly handled the struggling Minnesota Wild. Brian Elliott was once again stellar in goal. Turning away 38 of 39 shots, 24 of which came in the second period. After a much criticized lack of production by most of the Blues top...
Via STLSportsMinute
February 07, 2016  |  Discuss

What offensive slump? Blues freeze Wild 4-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jori Lehtera had a goal and an assist, and Brian Elliott made 38 saves as the St. Louis Blues beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Saturday night.Vladimir Tarasenko, Paul Stastny and Troy Brouwer also scored for the Blues, who got their first regulation win in four tries against the Wild and improved to 8-3-1 in their last 12 at home.Matt Dumba scored late in the second...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Lehtera, Elliott lead Blues past Wild 4-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) Jori Lehtera had a goal and an assist, and Brian Elliott made 38 saves as the St. Louis Blues beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Saturday night. Vladimir Tarasenko, Paul Stastny and Troy Brouwer also scored for the Blues, who got their first regulation win in four tries against the Wild and improved to 8-3-1 in their last 12 at home. Matt Dumba scored late in the second...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Wild allow three power-play goals in 4-1 loss

ST. LOUIS -- Jori Lehtera had a goal and an assist, and Brian Elliott made 38 saves as the St. Louis Blues beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Saturday night.Vladimir Tarasenko, Paul Stastny and Troy Brouwer also scored for the Blues, who got their first regulation win in four tries against the Wild and improved to 8-3-1 in their last 12 at home.Matt Dumba scored late in the second for...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

St Louis Blues Mid-Season Report

Well Blues fans it’s finally here, the All-Star break. A time when we all take a break from the daily grind of hockey (unless you count the ASG but I don’t because that’s not really hockey). It’s a time when we step back, hit the reset button, and get ready for the big push towards the playoffs and hopefully past that. It’s been a wild year so far. A far cry from the consistent...
Via STLSportsMinute
January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Elliott makes career-high 46 saves, Blues beat Canadiens in OT

ST. LOUIS — Jori Lehtera scored 2:04 into overtime, Brian Elliott made a career-high 46 saves and the St. Louis Blues beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 on Saturday night.Ty Rattie tied it with 5:25 left for St. Louis, and Robby Fabbri and Paul Stastny also scored. The Blues have won three of four after enduring a five-game losing streak.P.K. Subban, Max Pacioretty and Tomas Plekanec...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Lehtera scores in OT, Blues beat Canadiens 4-3

ST. LOUIS (AP) Jori Lehtera scored 2:04 into overtime, Brian Elliott made a career-high 46 saves and the St. Louis Blues beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 on Saturday night. Ty Rattie tied the game with 5:25 left for St. Louis, and Robby Fabbri and Paul Stastny also scored. The Blues have won three of four after enduring a five-game losing streak. P.K. Subban, Max Pacioretty and...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss
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