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A Stars’ Fan Guide to the St. Louis Blues

Few analysts, reporters, or hockey fans expected that the second round of the NHL playoffs would see a matchup between the Dallas Stars and the St. Louis Blues, and yet, when the puck drops at the Enterprise Center tomorrow night, those will be the teams on the ice. With that matchup on the horizon, it felt appropriate to give Stars fans a guide to the Blues. We did the same thing for Winnipeg Jets fans before their first-round series, but each team and each fan base is different, and Dallas...
Tags: St Louis Blues, 2019 NHL Playoffs, Ben Bishop, Jordan Binnington


Schwartz Redeems Season, Saves Series for Blues

Jaden Schwartz has been the subject of a lot of conversation this season, and little of it has been positive. He was not a difference maker in the early portion of the season when his St. Louis Blues were struggling, and even later in the year, after returning from injury, he could not seem to find his game. Then the playoffs started, and it seemed that Schwartz had disappeared completely. Fans were criticizing him constantly, and as recently as Thursday, I myself suggested sitting him in ga...
Tags: Sport, Blues, Dallas, Nashville, Hockey, St Louis, Dallas Stars, Schwartz, Edmonton Oilers, St Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets, Brayden Schenn, Connor Hellebuyck, Jaden Schwartz, Tyler Bozak, Dustin Byfuglien


Blues Top Jets to Take 3-2 Series Lead – Schwartz Scores Late Winner

WINNIPEG — Jaden Schwartz scored with 15 seconds remaining in the third period, lifting the Blues to a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday and handing St. Louis a 3-2 series lead in their Western Conference quarterfinal. Ryan O’Reilly and Brayden Schenn also scored for the Blues, who host Game 6 of the best-of-seven series on Saturday. Jordan Binnington stopped 29 shots for St. Louis. Winnipeg was up 2-0 after the first period on goals by Adam Lowry and Kevin Hayes. Connor He...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, Blues, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Lowry, Schwartz, Ryan O Reilly, Winnipeg, Reilly, St Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets, Binnington, Jordan Binnington, Jacob Trouba


NHL roundup: Hurricanes top Caps in final seconds

Jaden Schwartz scored with 15 seconds remaining in the third period Thursday as the St. Louis Blues recorded the fifth straight road win in their Western Conference first-round series with a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 5. Tyler Bozak wired a centering feed from along the right-wing boards to Schwartz, who batted the puck out of the air and past Connor Hellebuyck to stun the crowd in Winnipeg. St. Louis overcame a 2-0, third-period deficit as Brayden Schenn collected a goal and an ...
Tags: News, NHL, Schwartz, Reilly, Ryan, St Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets, Brayden Schenn, Connor Hellebuyck, Jaden Schwartz, Tyler Bozak, Winnipeg St Louis


Golden Knights One Win From Advancing

The Vegas Golden Knights are on the brink of reaching the second round for the second time in their two-year history. A year after advancing all the way to the Stanley Cup Final in their inaugural season, the Golden Knights are one win away from moving past the San Jose Sharks in the post-season again as the teams head into Game 5 (10 p.m. EDT, NBCSN) on Thursday night. After losing the series opener at San Jose, Vegas has won three straight and will be looking to close it out back on the ...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Sport, San Jose, Jets, Connor, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Vegas, Raleigh, Winnipeg, Logan, Alex Ovechkin


Jets Beat Blues to Even Series on Connor OT Winner

ST. LOUIS — Kyle Connor scored 6:02 into overtime and the Winnipeg Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Tuesday night to tie their best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series at two games apiece. Mark Scheifele also scored and Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves for the Jets, who arrived in St. Louis down 2-0. It is the only first-round series in which the home team has failed to win a game. Game 5 is Thursday night back in Winnipeg. Vladimir Tarasenko scored and Jordan Binnington made ...
Tags: Sport, Blues, Jets, Connor, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, Tarasenko, Vladimir Tarasenko, David Perron, St Louis Blues, Chris Osgood, Winnipeg Jets, Binnington


Connor scores in OT as Jets beat Blues 2-1 to even series

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kyle Connor scored 6:02 into overtime and the Winnipeg Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Tuesday night to tie their best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series at two games apiece. Mark Scheifele also scored and Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves for the Jets, who arrived in St. Louis down 2-0. […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Blues, Jets, Connor, St Louis, St Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets, Connor Hellebuyck, Mark Scheifele, Kyle Connor


The Winnipeg Jets Are Back In Their Series With The St. Louis Blues

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet, It had to be done, and you’ve got to give the Winnipeg Jets credit: Not only did they take care of business Sunday night in St. Louis, they looked very much like they can win again on Tuesday. The Jets put on a tour de force in Game 3, beating the Blues 6-3 in a game that wasn’t nearly as close as the score would suggest. They are right back in this Western Conference Round 1 series, trailing 2-1, with a chance to re-gain home ice advantage Tuesday nigh...
Tags: Sport, Jets, St Louis, Patrik Laine, St Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets, Connor Hellebuyck, Kevin Hayes, Dustin Byfuglien, Mark Spector, Brandon Tanev


Credit To Doug Armstrong

from Ben Frederickson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, While the Blues toiled with the Jets in a Friday night thriller that tilted for good on another dominant third period that sent the Blues home from Winnipeg up 2-0 in this best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinal, Armstrong offered a quick nod as he cruised by. No need for comment. His decisions are saying everything for him. Ryan O’Reilly, his eye blackened by a scrum, shared between wins in Winnipeg that this is the ...
Tags: Sport, Blues, Jets, Ryan O Reilly, Winnipeg, Craig Berube, Reilly, Alex Pietrangelo, Mike Yeo, Jan, Armstrong, Connor Hellebuyck, St Louis Post, Doug Armstrong, Berube, Vezina Trophy


Five Storylines From Jets’ First Two Playoff Games

The Winnipeg Jets’ first two Round 1 Stanley Cup Playoff games — a pair of one-goal losses to the St. Louis Blues that has them down 2-0 in the series — has created a number of storylines. While there are always dozens upon dozens of things to scrutinize in any given game — even more so at this time of the year when teams are chasing the Stanley Cup — here are just five of the many Jets’ storylines that played out at Bell MTS Place in Games 1 and 2. 5: Jets Have Been Physical — Sometimes ...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Reddit, Blues, Jets, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Lowry, Manitoba, TSN, Ryan O Reilly, Winnipeg, Reilly, McIntyre, David Perron


Blues, Bozak & Binnington Beat Jets in Game 1

WINNIPEG — Tyler Bozak scored with 2:05 left in the third period to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday in Game 1 of their Western Conference opening-round playoff series. Blues forward Pat Maroon sent a backhand pass from behind the net out to Bozak in the slot, whose quick shot went by Winnipeg goalie Connor Hellebuyck. “I had a lot of chances tonight so I knew the puck was kind of following me around a bit,” said Bozak. “It’s always fun when that h...
Tags: Sport, Blues, Jets, Hockey, St Louis, Vegas, Central Division, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, Vladimir Tarasenko, David Perron, St Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets, Western Conference, Binnington, Jordan Binnington


Maroon believes grandfather with him in Blues 2-1 win over Jets in Game 1

WINNIPEG — Pat Maroon figures his grandfather was watching him from heaven when set up Tyler Bozak's winning goal in the St. Louis Blues' 2-1 playoff victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday.Maroon battled for the puck in the corner and then sent a backhand pass from behind the net out to Bozak in the high slot, whose quick shot went by Winnipeg goalie Connor Hellebuyck with 2:05 left in the third period."He was watching above so obviously that was for him," Maroon said of his 95-ye...
Tags: Florida, News, Blues, Jets, St Louis, Vegas, Maroon, Central Division, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, Vladimir Tarasenko, David Perron, St Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets, Western Conference, Binnington


Winnipeg Jets Need to Rebound After Rough Finish to Season

WINNIPEG — Patrik Laine views the playoffs as a fresh start for himself. He’s not the only Jets player with that approach. Winnipeg isn’t exactly rolling as it heads into its first-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues, going 4-5-1 in its final 10 regular-season games. The Blues, on the other hand, nearly ran the table, finishing 8-1-1. Laine admitted his confidence was low following an inconsistent regular season, but he’s optimistic going into Wednesday’s Game 1 at home. “B...
Tags: Sport, Arizona, Jets, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Vegas, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, St Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets, Alex Pietrangelo, Western Conference, Binnington, Jordan Binnington, Jacob Trouba


Goalie Jordan Binnington Is the One to Watch When Blues Play the Jets

Jordan Binnington is about to get a crash course in what Connor Hellebuyck faced last season. The St. Louis Blues’ rookie goaltender will make his playoff debut against Hellebuyck and the high-powered Jets in Game 1 of their first-round series Wednesday night in Winnipeg. If Binnington can match what Hellebuyck did last year in his first taste of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Blues could continue their surprising run after going from last in the NHL in January all the way to the post-season. ...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Blues, Philadelphia, Jets, Buffalo, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Morrissey, Chad Johnson, Central Division, Ryan O Reilly, Winnipeg, Craig Berube, Anaheim


Flames Face Uphill Battle in Tough Western Conference Playoffs

The Calgary Flames are the new players in the Western Conference playoffs, a field stacked with Stanley Cup-contending teams such as the San Jose Sharks, Nashville Predators, Winnipeg Jets and Vegas Golden Knights. It doesn’t appear to be safe to count any of the eight teams out. Predators general manager David Poile knows the NHL as well as anyone on the planet, with three-plus decades of experience leading teams. And he would not wager a dollar on this post-season . “I can’t see bet...
Tags: Colorado, Washington, Atlanta, Sport, Blues, Nashville, San Jose, Jets, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Sharks, Calgary, Vegas, Ottawa, Dallas Stars


First Look at the First round of the NHL Playoffs

With the NHL playoffs set to begin Wednesday, The Canadian Press takes a look at all eight first-round series. Eastern Conference Atlantic Division (1) Tampa Bay Lightning versus (WC2) Columbus Blue Jackets The class of the NHL during the regular season, the Lightning tied a league record with 62 wins. Led by NHL scoring ace Nikita Kucherov, captain Steven Stamkos, star defenceman Victor Hedman and Vezina Trophy candidate Andrei Vasilevskiy in goal, the battle-tested Presidents’ ...
Tags: New York, Colorado, Washington, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Blues, Dallas, Nashville, San Jose, Jets, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Calgary Flames


Jets Beat Coyotes – Earn Home-Ice in 1st Round

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Mark Scheifele and Kyle Connor each had a goal and an assist and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-2 Saturday night to earn home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Jacob Trouba and Nikolaj Ehlers also scored, and Blake Wheeler had his 71st assist for Winnipeg, which won just two of its last seven games (2-4-1) to give up a four-point lead in the Central Division. Nashville won earlier Saturday night to take its second straight division title, edging...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, Arizona, Jets, Connor, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, St Louis, Ross, Winnipeg, Coyotes, Tampa Bay, Arizona Coyotes, Richardson, Winnipeg Jets


Avalanche Down Jets in OT to Earn Playoff Spot

DENVER — Erik Johnson scored 1:49 into overtime, Philipp Grubauer made 34 saves and the Colorado Avalanche clinched a playoff berth by rallying from a two-goal deficit to beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Thursday night. Johnson took a feed from Nathan MacKinnon and knocked it past Connor Hellebuyck for the winner. Colorado players actually celebrated on the bench as soon as the clock ran out in regulation since the team needed only a point to earn a spot. The Avalanche went 8-0-2 down the str...
Tags: Colorado, Sport, Arizona, Dallas, Nashville, San Jose, Jets, Hockey, NHL, Johnson, St Louis, Denver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Colorado Avalanche, Nikita Zadorov


Johnson scores in OT, Avs beat Jets 3-2 to earn playoff spot

DENVER (AP) — Erik Johnson scored 1:49 into overtime, Philipp Grubauer made 34 saves and the Colorado Avalanche clinched a playoff berth by rallying from a two-goal deficit to beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Thursday night. Johnson took a feed from Nathan MacKinnon and knocked it past Connor Hellebuyck for the winner. Colorado players […]
Tags: News, Colorado, Sports, Jets, Johnson, Colorado Avalanche, Winnipeg Jets, Philipp Grubauer, Connor Hellebuyck, Nathan MacKinnon, Erik Johnson, DENVER AP, OT Avs


Jets Beat Blackhawks on Hayes’ OT Winner

CHICAGO — Kevin Hayes scored at 3:38 of overtime and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Monday night to snap a three-game slide and move into sole possession of first place in the Central Division. Hayes cut to the net off the right side, got past Dylan Strome and tucked a shot past Corey Crawford. Winnipeg improved to 96 points, two ahead of St. Louis and Nashville atop the crowded division race. Strome scored his second goal of the game with 2:20 left in the third perio...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Chicago, Arizona, Nashville, Jets, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Lowry, Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, Phoenix, Winnipeg, St Louis Blues


Manitoba Moose March in Review

On Christmas Day, the Manitoba Moose were last in the AHL with a 12-16-2-0 record. Three months later, they’re two points out of a playoff spot and fifth in the Central Division with two games in-hand on the fourth-place Texas Stars. While at Christmas, the playoffs seemed a distant dream, the Moose have shown tremendous mettle in flipping the script and putting a berth within the realm of reality. In March, the unlikely underdogs posted an 8-3-2-0 record and interjected themselves further in...
Tags: Usa, Texas, Colorado, Sport, Jets, AHL, Hockey, North America, Moose, Minnesota Wild, New Jersey Devils, Central Division, Nashville Predators, Winnipeg, Belleville, ECHL


Jets Get Big Boost With Byfuglien’s Return

The Winnipeg Jets have missed their biggest— both figuratively and literally — blue line presence for all but five games between late December and Saturday; the man whose unique skillset boosts nearly every aspect of their game. The Jets’ big man on the blue line is back in action, and his return couldn’t have come at a more critical moment. (Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports) However, the man they call “Big Buff” is back in action, and it couldn’t have come at a better time, with the Sta...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Canada, Wheeler, Jets, Hockey, NHL, New York Islanders, Minnesota Wild, Buff, Canadiens, Patrik Laine, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Star, Colorado Avalanche, Sabres


Canadiens Beat Jets to Remain in Playoff Hunt

WINNIPEG — The Montreal Canadiens remained in the thick of a fight for a playoff spot after a 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday. Joel Armia, Jeff Petry and Jordan Weal scored for Montreal (42-29-8) and Carey Price made 23 saves. The Canadiens desperately needed a win to stay close with the Carolina Hurricanes and Columbus Blue Jackets in the race for the final two playoff spots in the Eastern Conference. Montreal was coming off a 6-2 loss in Columbus on Thursday Mathieu Per...
Tags: Sport, Nashville, Jets, Hockey, Montreal, Columbus, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens, Central Division, Winnipeg, Carolina Hurricanes, Tampa Bay, Jordan Weal, Columbus Blue Jackets, Winnipeg Jets, Dmitry Kulikov


Canadiens Face Jets to Begin Daunting Playoff Push

WINNIPEG — Carey Price knows the Montreal Canadiens have a daunting task ahead of them to earn a playoff spot, but he believes the team can rise to the challenge. “We’ve overcome obstacles and odds all season long so we’ve always been able to respond well,” the veteran netminder said after practising Friday for Saturday’s game in Winnipeg against the Central Division-leading Jets. Related: Canadiens Have New King of the Crease as Price Passes Plante “We have a lot of character in this r...
Tags: Florida, Usa, Washington, Toronto, Sport, Nashville, Jets, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, Columbus, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens, Winnipeg


Montreal Canadiens remain in playoff hunt with win over Winnipeg Jets

WINNIPEG — Shea Weber knows the Montreal Canadiens have a lot of fight left in them.They showed that Saturday night by beating the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 to remain relevant in the race for a playoff spot."We’ve talked about this the whole time. We're not giving up," Weber, the Canadiens captain, said. "We're not out yet. Six more points available for us. We’ll take the next game here and try to win that one and see what happens.”Joel Armia, Jeff Petry and Jordan Weal scored for Montreal (42...
Tags: News, Wheeler, Nashville, Jets, Penguins, NHL, Montreal, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens, Weber, Buffalo Sabres, Central Division, Winnipeg, Carolina Hurricanes


Stars Down Jets – Seguin & Faska Score Twice

WINNIPEG — Tyler Seguin and Radek Faska each scored twice as the Dallas Stars ended a two-game losing skid with a 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday. Esa Lindell also had a goal and Alexander Radulov contributed a pair of assists for the Stars (39-31-6), who continue to hold the first wild-card spot in the Western Conference. Ben Bishop stopped 21 shots for Dallas to record the 200th win of his career. Kyle Connor had a goal and one assist and Patrik Laine ended a 12-game scor...
Tags: Sport, Dallas, Nashville, Connor, Hockey, Calgary, Dallas Stars, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, Tyler Seguin, Lindell, Ben Bishop, Winnipeg Jets, Esa Lindell, Connor Hellebuyck, Hellebuyck


Week Twenty-Five Newsletter

We kick off the Newsletter with a tie-breaking situation, where we had four players finish the week with 8 points, but two were goalies and it only really came down to two forwards, where Kyle Connor of the Jets took the title home, defeating Steven Stamkos of the Lightning by a 5-4 margin in the weekly goal total.  The two goalies in question, Connor Hellebuyck of the Jets and Carey Price [Author: opiatedsherpa]
Tags: Wild, Newsletter, Sport, Avalanche, Rangers, Injury, Hockey, Ducks, Flyers, Steven Stamkos, Connor Hellebuyck, Carey Price, Kyle Connor, Pim Pool, Week Twenty Five Newsletter, Rookie Pool


Jets Blank Predators – Connor Nets Hat Trick

WINNIPEG — Kyle Connor had a hat trick and one assist and Connor Hellebuyck made 33 saves as the Winnipeg Jets clinched a playoff spot with a 5-0 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Centre Kevin Hayes had a goal and three assists and Andrew Copp also scored for the Jets (45-26-4). The win marked Hellebuyck’s second shutout of the season and 14th of his career. Pekka Rinne stopped 38 shots for the Predators (42-28-6), who are in second place in the Central Division, four point...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, Dallas, Nashville, Jets, Connor, Hockey, NHL, Patrik Laine, Nashville Predators, Winnipeg, Rinne, Winnipeg Jets, Hayes, Connor Hellebuyck, Blake Wheeler


Connor’s hat trick helps Jets top Preds, clinch playoff spot

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Kyle Connor had his first NHL hat trick and added an assist, Connor Hellebuyck made 33 saves for his second shutout of the season and the Winnipeg Jets clinched a playoff spot with a 5-0 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night. Kevin Hayes had a goal and three assists, […]
Tags: News, Sports, Connor, NHL, Nashville Predators, Winnipeg, Winnipeg Jets, Manitoba AP, Connor Hellebuyck, Kevin Hayes, Kyle Connor


Jets Should Rest Hellebuyck Regardless of His Backup

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck started just one of three games on the team’s west coast swing this week, and that was by design. It was a decision to ease Hellebuyck’s burden in preparation for the start of what the Jets are hoping will be a long playoff run in a couple of weeks. However, despite not being scheduled to see any action Thursday night as the team took on the Vegas Golden Knights, Hellebuyck was thrust back into the crease in the mid-second after Laurent Brossoit pul...
Tags: Jets Goaltending, Connor Hellebuyck, Eric Comrie, Laurent Brossoit