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The Stars are sitting on a great record thus far (11-6-6), while the offense-starved Blues have been unable to get to a winning record at the quartermark of the season (8-9-4)
After beating Phoenix in overtime on Thursday, the Blues had to prove that they could finally string a couple of wins together on home ice. They did just that in a solid, 4-1 win over the Islanders on Saturday night. New York actually scored first – Josh Bailey snapped a quick wrister past Mason five [...]
Blues star-forward David Perron nets his first career hat trick in a 6-1 blowout against the Canucks.
Check the wrap-up on the Blues official site, but it was a fairly straight up, 2-1 loss in overtime. (Celine) Dion Phaneuf scored the OT winner on a shot from the the point that deflected off a couple Blues players. In retrospect, the Blues were lucky just to drag a point out of this contest. [...]
The Blues currently sit in last place in the Central Division, after only managing five wins out of their first month of the season. How can the Blues turn it around?
The struggling Panthers (3-7-1) head to St.Louis to take on the Blues (5-5-1) tonight at the Scottrade Center.
The Phoenix Coyotes are absolutely surprising; they’re off to their best start since 2000 (7-4-0), and they’ve already served the Blues a loss already this season. They’re a youthful and fast-paced team that’s stacked with offensive talent (Doan, Lang, Upshall, Hanzal), and the Blues will have to play the same kind of puck-possession game that [...]
Game over! 5-2 Blues, as David Perron scores an ENG to seal the deal.
Dallas beat St.Louis at Scottrade 4-1 on Saturday – the Blues were clearly underperforming and didn’t deserve to win the game at all. Two notable pieces of news came out of Saturday’s contest; Blues prospect Alex Peirtangelo scored his first NHL goal, and Steve Ott was suspended for two games for this hit.
David Perron recorded his first goal of the season as the Blues defeated the Wild at home 3-1. A solid home win for the Note – but another strange injury has shelved a starter for St.Louis. This morning, T.J Oshie had an emergency appendectomy, and will be out of the lineup indefinitely (according to the [...]
Not to take anything away from the Penguins – they played a dominant game and very much deserved to win – but the Blues looked like the tired team at the end of a three-game away trip. Again, we got a world-class effort from Mason, but the supporting cast did not put forward a sufficient effort to support him, and end up on the bad side of a very lopsided win.
The Blues head back home to take on Minnesota on the 23rd. Go Blues.
The Blues broke out of their three-game losing streak by pummeling the Ducks 5-0 last saturday. Ty Conklin had a surprisingly dominant performance – he registered his first shutout of the year, stopping all 26 shots. Andy Mcdonald scored two goals against his former team, while the Blues special teams got back on track – [...]
The Blues (2-3-0) travel to Anaheim to take on the Ducks (3-2-1). The Blues are trying to break a three-game losing streak – while Anaheim plays the second of a six-game home series. The Ducks dominated the Blues last season, winning three out of the four regular season contests. Jonas Hiller will likely get the [...]
Blues fans, you can be upset about the manner in which Thursday’s game ended – but it isn’t really that important. Ed Jovanovski scored the game winner, 3:37 into overtime off a weird bounce in front of the net. The play was reviewed, and the goal stood – I’m not going to debate either way [...]
The Blues (2-2-0) are in Phoenix tonight to take on the Coyotes (3-2-0). Don’t underestimate Phoenix – they’re coming off a shootout win against the offensively stacked San Jose Sharks, and have managed to play smart, defensive-style hockey so far this season. The Blues have lost two straight, and they’ll have to start off strong [...]
Not content with just knocking the Cardinals out of the NLDS, Los Angeles poured salt in the wound by dispatching the Blues as well. The Kings beat the Blues on Saturday night, with goals coming from Ryan Smyth and Handzus. Jonathan Quick stopped 29 of 30 Blues shots – and his stellar play in net [...]
The Blues lost their home opener against the Atlanta Thrashers 4-2, with goals coming from Tkachuk and Polak for St.Louis, while Kovalchuk scored two goals for the Thrashers. Not to take anything away from the Thrashers, (Kovalchuk’s PPG in the 1st period was highlight-reel worthy) but if you’re a Blues fan, this loss followed a [...]
How cool is this? http://blues.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?catid=782&id=48207 Jon Hamm, Award-winning actor of ‘Mad Men’ fame – is apparently a diehard Blues fan. Awesome video from the Blues website above. Check back in later for a preview of the home opener against the Thrashers.
The Blues and Red Wings open their regular season schedule today in Sweden at 2PM on Versus; they’ll play a two-game set, with the second game at 2PM central tomorrow. Both games should be highly competitive – the Blues are stacked with young talent, and unlike last season, they’re getting key players back from injury [...]
St.Louis wins a meaningless exhibition game against Linkopings H.C, shutting them out 6-0. All three Blues goaltenders (Mason, Conklin and Bishop) all saw time and combined for a perfect game, while Paul Kariya scored two goals in the second period. The Swedes for the Blues (Steen, Berglund) both scored one goal each. I think I [...]