Jim Rutherford has stayed busy in his first season as Penguins general manager. Not long after a 5-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets Tuesday night, Rutherford pulled the trigger of his fourth trade since he took over with the Pens back in June. In a swap of bottom-six centermen, the Pens sent Marcel Goc to St. Louis in exchange for Max Lapierre.
In 43 games with the Penguins...
On Tuesday night, the St. Louis Blues announced that they sent veteran center Maxim Lapierre to the Pittsburgh Penguins for journeyman forward Marcel Goc. Goc, 31, has played 11 seasons in the NHL, with parts of the past two in Pittsburgh. He has played 42 games this season and has five points on the year. […]
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ST. LOUIS -- The Blues announced Tuesday night that they have acquired forward Marcel Goc from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forward Maxim Lapierre.
"We want to thank Max and his family for their dedication to the Blues organization," GM Doug Armstrong said in a press release. "Max is a true professional and was a valued member of our team. We wish him the best of luck...
On Tuesday night, the St. Louis Blues acquired forward Marcel Goc from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Maxim Lapierre. Goc, 31, as two goals and four assists in 43 games this season. Lapierre, who turns 30 at the end … Continue reading →
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ST. LOUIS -- The Blues got a scoring boost from an unlikely source to bring a positive end to their road trip over the weekend in Canada.
Steve Ott, Maxim Lapierre and Ryan Reaves have found plenty of success in their main role of providing energy and physicality as St. Louis' fourth forward line. When they can add goals to the mix, as they did in wins over Ottawa and Winnipeg, the...
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Alex Steen's second-period goal stood up as the game-winner in the St. Louis Blues' 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.
Maxim Lapierre and Vladimir Tarasenko also scored for the Blues (13-6-1), and Brian Elliott stopped 24 shots.
Ottawa got goals from Mika Zibanejad and Erik Karlsson. Robin Lehner, making his second consecutive start, stopped 30...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2014
Maxim Lapierre tries to keep the puck from Mikael Granlund.
Almost every kid knows that feeling from Elementary School, that anxious moment when out at the playground kids pick teams for football, kickball, baseball or hockey. It often goes beyond just wondering whose team you’re going to end up on, as much as you may simply hope to avoid the indignity of being picked last....
Columbus -- After one week of training camp, the players have a well-deserved day off. The normal aches, pains, bumps and bruises after six days and three hockey games will be given a day to heal, with practice resuming tomorrow. Part of the team will travel to the Scottrade Center in St. Louis for exhibition Game 4 Thursday evening.
With opening night two weeks away, decisions need...
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 ...
CHICAGO -- It was quickly approaching midnight in the Windy City and 'Chelsea Dagger' was still blaring out of the speakers at the United Center, the sound no opposing team wants to hear.
Blues goalie Ryan Miller sat quietly at his locker stall in the visiting dressing room, staring into space as his teammates dressed and the media swarmed in to ask what happened, where it all went...
Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp hammers St. Louis Blues puke Maxim Lapierre. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. There's been a lot of hard hitting in this series..
Just a few things that caught my eye:
Maxim Lapierre pulled a Matt Cooke, except Patrick Sharp wasn't hurt. But is it really any different? And should he still have been in the game late in the second when he notched the tying goal? Discuss.
Paul Martin, postseason leading scorer. WTF? Seriously -- check the list.
Is Sidney Crosby at 75 per cent an asset or...
Just a few things that caught my eye:
Lift and separate. Divide and conquer. Milan Lucic just has a way of saluting an opponent's manhood, doesn't he? And we think Maxim Lapierre, Matt Cooke and even his teammate Brad Marchand are dirty.
Pavel Datsyuk. "Datsyuked." I'm going to just leave it at that. Wow.
The window has already closed for the Tampa Bay Lightning...
It’s hard enough to score in overtime of a Stanley Cup playoff game, especially when St. Louis Blues goaltender Ryan Miller is in net.
When two players are between the pipes, it’s virtually impossible.
The Blues proved that point in the first overtime of Thursday night’s thriller against Chicago Blackhawks in the opening game of their Western Conference quarterfinal series...
ST. LOUIS -- The Blues needed this.
Oh, without a doubt, they needed this.
The Blues' late-season collapse unfolded over a few weeks in reality, but it seemed like it took longer. It was like the s-l-o-w m-o-t-i-o-n demise of one of the best seasons in franchise history, falling into pieces gradually because of fatigue or injuries or some cruel voodoo black magic from a witch doctor...
During the first overtime of Thursday night’s Game 1 of the Blackhawks vs. Blues series, Maxim Lapierre saved the game for St. Louis when Ryan Miller was down and out. Lapierre, who got pushed into the crease by Brandon Saad, happened to be in position when Kris Versteeg fired a shot on the Notes’ empty net. Acting like Ryan Miller, he made the save like a warrior.
This is playoff...
The Chicago Blackhawks start their Stanley Cup Championship defense against America’s Sweethearts: the St. Louis Blues. The drive down I-55 is enough to hate this match-up, but the (lack of) respect shown by the Blues for opponents is unmatched in the NHL, and Chicago is aware of that.
Patrick Kane was injured in a 4-0 win over the Bloos (that’s spelled correctly) in March...
ST. LOUIS -- Is it time to be worried yet?
The fans that stayed away from the Blues' game against the visiting Sabres on Thursday night probably got off lucky.
Maybe it was the threat of severe storms rolling through the bi-state area or maybe a few thousand locals just really wanted to stay home and watch the American Idol results show. Whatever the case, they can consider themselves...
ST. LOUIS -- Brian Elliott stopped 24 shots, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Thursday night for their franchise-record 52nd victory.
Maxim Lapierre and Brenden Morrow scored as St. Louis improved to 14-2-0 in their last 16 games against Buffalo. The previous record for wins in a season belonged to the 1999-2000 Blues, who won 51 games on its way to its last...
In 46 wins, the Penguins have scored 44 power-play goals. In 24 losses, just 15 power-play goals. (Source: espn.com)
The Blues are good, but the Penguins had a ton of chances. In the end, the story of this game, and the story for all Penguins games for the remained of the season and into the playoffs, is the power play and the PK. The Pens will live and die by it. There is no question...
The St. Louis Blues activated forward Maxim Lapierre from the injured list after he missed five games because of a lower-body injury.
Lapierre, injured late in the Jan. 10 game against the Vancouver Canucks, was in the lineup on Thursday night when the Blues visited the New York Rangers. To make room on the roster, forward Adam Cracknell was sent down to Chicago of the AHL.
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2014
The St. Louis Blues have activated defenseman Roman Polak from the injured list and placed forward Maxim Lapierre on the list with a lower-body injury.
The Blues also recalled forward Dmitrij Jaskin from Chicago of the AHL in time for Tuesday night's game against Phoenix.
Polak missed 10 games with a lower-body injury. In 34 games, he has three goals, four assists and 24 penalty...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2014
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues made three roster moves Tuesday in advance of their game against the visiting Phoenix Coyotes.
The Blues activated defenseman Roman Polak from injured reserve, placed center Maxim Lapierre on injured reserve and recalled forward Dmitrij Jaskin.
Polak had missed the past 10 games with an ankle injury and Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said following Monday...
Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and an assist, and the St. Louis Blues won their season-high sixth straight game by beating the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Tuesday night.
Chris Stewart, Maxim Lapierre, David Backes and Patrick Berglund also scored for the Blues (30-7-5), who are 11-1-2 in their last 14 games. They are two points behind the Central Division-leading Chicago Blackhawks.
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2014
EDMONTON, Alberta -- Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and an assist, and the St. Louis Blues won their season-high sixth straight game by beating the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Tuesday night.
Chris Stewart, Maxim Lapierre, David Backes and Patrick Berglund also scored for the Blues (30-7-5), who are 11-1-2 in their last 14 games. They are two points behind the Central Division-leading Chicago...