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Unexpected offense from Reaves, fourth line now propelling Blues

Nearly every forward and line has had their moment in the spotlight during an impressive season for the deep and balanced Blues. Ryan Reaves and the fourth line are the latest to take the lead for hockey's hottest team. They did much more than just create energy for the second straight night as St. Louis went on the road and beat Carolina 3-2 in a shootout to improve to 9-0-1 in...
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Shattenkirk's shootout goal lifts Blues past Hurricanes 3-2

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Kevin Shattenkirk scored in the shootout and the St. Louis Blues beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Friday night for their fourth straight win. Ryan Reaves and David Backes scored in regulation for the Blues, and Jake Allen made 26 saves before stopping all three Carolina shooters in the tiebreaker. Defensemen Justin Faulk and Ryan Murphy scored for Carolina, which...
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Father-son bonding: Blues take 17 proud papas on weekend road trip

ST. LOUIS -- Most of the Blues probably owe some portion of their success to parents who took them to countless practices and games as they climbed the ranks of youth hockey. This weekend, in a longtime hockey tradition, the franchise will be returning the favor by taking 17 proud fathers with the team to its games in Carolina and Washington. They watched Thursday's 5-4 shootout...
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Goodell: No specific plans for Los Angeles

PHOENIX -- The NFL hasn't yet zoned in on a specific team for a possible move to Los Angeles, and any move will be subject to the league's relocation policy, according to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The Rams, Chargers and Raiders are candidates to move to the country's second-largest city, which has been without a team since the 1994 season. A company with ties to Rams owner...
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Missouri AD Mike Alden grateful, regretful in stepping down

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- At times overcome by rare displays of emotion, Missouri athletic director Mike Alden said Friday he has reached "the perfect time" to step down after 17 years. Speaking to students, staff and fans on campus, the 56-year-old Alden said he's thought about resigning for years and made the decision after consulting his family and faith. He issued an open letter through...
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Mizzou's Wes Clark is growing up fast -- out of necessity

The transition from role player to primary creator for the offense always figured to come with a few growing pains for Missouri's Wes Clark. In a perfect world, coach Kim Anderson could have let the sophomore guard's game blossom naturally as more capable leaders carried the offense. But these young Tigers don't have that luxury, and their best chance at success rests on Clark improving...
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Billikens need to use George Mason loss as a wakeup call

ST. LOUIS -- When Saint Louis University lost five of its first six conference games, at least there appeared to be a silver lining. The teams that beat the Billikens all reside one through five in the Atlantic 10 standings. Surely, the Billikens would fare better against the lower-placed teams. Right? Well, not so fast. As SLU found out Thursday night, teams at the bottom of the...
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A Rosburg sighting! And if he keeps producing, it won't be the last

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri junior forward Ryan Rosburg did not get lost on the way to the scorekeeper's table Thursday night. The way he'd been buried on the bench lately, though, you might have wondered. Rosburg started 32 games last season and the first 11 this season but recently had been relegated to watching from the sideline with the emergence of senior center Keanau Post. In...
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Blues recall Rattie in wake of Berglund, Lehtera injuries

ST. LOUIS -- Injuries forced the Blues into another lineup change prior to Friday night's game at Carolina. Forward Ty Rattie will join the team from its American Hockey League affiliate in Chicago, where he has scored 28 points and ranks fifth in the league with 17 goals. The 21-year-old appeared in two games for St. Louis at the end of last season, averaging just over 11 minutes...
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Blues look to continue surge and scoring barrage at Carolina

The St. Louis Blues are one of the hottest teams in the NHL, and the Carolina Hurricanes already got a first-hand look at what they're capable of offensively. A change of venue could be just what Carolina needs this time. The Blues attempt to continue their surge and scoring barrage Friday night, when they try to beat the improving Hurricanes on the road for just the second time...
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Line after line after line, the Blues keep attacking with all-out effort

ST. LOUIS -- All-out effort keeps proving more valuable than finesse and skill for the red-hot Blues. A deep and balanced lineup built to wear down opponents can't always maintain its high-energy style, and a variety of factors made it even tougher than usual against Nashville on Thursday night. But St. Louis did what it needed to for long enough to win 5-4 in a shootout, thanks...
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Mizzou shows fight but not enough to dethrone No. 1 Kentucky

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- This says all you need to know about the Missouri Tigers and the Kentucky Wildcats: Two weeks after their first meeting, the Tigers improved their performance by 33 points. And the Wildcats still beat them by 16. Kentucky 69, Missouri 53. "I'm not happy losing," Missouri coach Kim Anderson said. "But we played better." "They came after us and they were not afraid...
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Shattenkirk lifts Blues past Predators in shootout

ST. LOUIS -- Kevin Shattenkirk scored the winner in the shootout to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 5-4 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night. Jaden Schwartz, T.J. Oshie, Steve Ott and Ryan Reaves all scored in regulation for the Blues (30-13-4), who improved to 8-0-1 over their last nine games. Brian Elliott made 33 saves for St. Louis. Mike Fisher scored twice and...
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No. 1 Kentucky cruises to 69-53 win over Mizzou

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Andrew Harrison scored 15 points to lead a balanced Kentucky attack, and the No. 1 Wildcats pulled away in the second half for a 69-53 victory over Missouri on Thursday night. The Wildcats improved to 20-0 for the third time in school history, and closed within five wins of matching the record start achieved by Adolph Rupp's team in 1953-54. As usual, Kentucky (7...
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Billikens can't stick with George Mason, fall 68-60

FAIRFAX, Va. -- Shevon Thompson scored 19 points, hauled in 14 rebounds and led George Mason to a 68-60 win over Saint Louis on Thursday night. Corey Edwards contributed 16 points and Marquise Moore added 15 for George Mason (7-12, 2-5 Atlantic-10), which controlled the boards 32-25 and never trailed in the second half. Thompson shot 6 of 7 from the field, including the go-ahead...
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Pacers shrug off slow start, pull away from Knicks 103-82

INDIANAPOLIS -- Rodney Stuckey scored 22 points, Roy Hibbert had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers routed the New York Knicks 103-82 on Thursday night. The struggling Pacers (17-31) picked up their most lopsided home victory of the season by winning for only the second time in 10 games. Carmelo Anthony scored 18 points, 12 in the first 9 minutes for the Knicks (9...
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Mizzou AD Mike Alden to step down after 17 years

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri athletic director Mike Alden is stepping down after a 17-year tenure marked by several high-profile coaching hires and the school's move from the Big 12 Conference to the SEC. Alden plans to leave in August but will remain at Mizzou as an instructor in its education school and an administrator in a new global service-learning program. The school announced...
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There's no better time than now for Blues to close gap on Predators

ST. LOUIS -- The Blues won't get a better opportunity to catch Nashville than the next two weeks. It starts tonight at 7 p.m. on FOX Sports Midwest with the fifth and final game of the season series between the two rivals, a chance for St. Louis to avenge three one-goal losses and close to within three points of the Central Division lead. Coach Ken Hitchcock says the Predators have...
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Sights and sounds from game day: Predators at Blues

NOTE: If the images do not appear, please refresh your browser. ST. LOUIS -- FOX Sports Midwest is preparing for coverage of the Nashville Predators' visit to St. Louis on Thursday night. We talked to new forward Marcel Goc and All-Star defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, among others. For full coverage, tune in to the Blues Live pregame show at 6:30 p.m. on FOX Sports Midwest. Freshly...
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Retired Brodeur says it's 'not the plan' ever to come back as a player

ST. LOUIS -- Two months ago, the idea of Martin Brodeur retiring in St. Louis would have been unfathomable. It still felt a little weird when the longtime New Jersey goaltender stepped up to the stage at the Scottrade Center on Thursday morning to announce his retirement, which was initially reported Tuesday. Despite some rumors to the contrary, Brodeur insisted he remains on good...
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Mizzou braces for Devin (son of Melvin) Booker and the Wildcats

Top-ranked and undefeated Kentucky probably wouldn't be your first choice of opponents when you've lost five games in a row. But the Missouri Tigers had no say in the Southeastern Conference schedule that brings the Wildcats to Mizzou Arena tonight. Here are five story lines to watch: THE UNDEFEATED BANDWAGON IS BACK UP TO SPEED Kentucky looked vulnerable when it was pushed to overtime...
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Brodeur to drop the puck before Blues take on Predators

ST. LOUIS -- Jan. 29 will certainly be a day to remember for Martin Brodeur.  The NHL's all-time winningest goaltender is set to announce his retirement at a 10:30 a.m. press conference Thursday, and then will drop the puck later in the evening before the Blues take on Nashville. Obviously, fans will want to be in their seat for that. But if you aren't able to make it to the game...
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Blues to be tested right out of the gate with visit from Predators

The Nashville Predators are atop the Central Division thanks to their world-class goaltender and overwhelming home-ice advantage. Though the absence of the former hasn't cost them the latter, they'll face a significant challenge as they try to solve their road woes. Persisting without Pekka Rinne, the Predators kick off a three-game trip with their final game of the season against...
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Unfortunately for Mizzou, No. 1 UK isn't overlooking trip to Columbia

Kentucky has embarrassed plenty of schools during its perfect start, but among those from major conferences, Missouri may have suffered the worst of it. The toughest part for the Tigers is that none of John Calipari's Wildcats will be declaring for the NBA draft before Missouri has to face them again. After a 49-point thumping just over two weeks ago, the SEC foes meet again Thursday...
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Hackett reportedly no longer an option to be Rams' offensive coordinator

A person familiar with the St. Louis Rams' offensive coordinator search has told The Associated Press that Nathaniel Hackett has pulled out of the running for the job. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity on Wednesday because the Rams have not publicly discussed their plans to replace Brian Schottenheimer. After three seasons in St. Louis, Schottenheimer was hired as Georgia...
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