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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

Blues’ Success Hinges on Analytics & Matchups

As the NHL season heads into the playoffs and the St. Louis Blues prepare to take on the Winnipeg Jets in the first round, I had the opportunity to take a deep look into some advanced statistics. Overall, the Blues look favorably compared to the Jets as I discussed in a recent article. St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington makes a save on Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson (AP Photo/Bill Boyce) With that being said, there are definitely some interesting insights I found when par...
Tags: Sport, Blues, Hockey, NHL, Allen, Vladimir Tarasenko, David Perron, St Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets, Bouwmeester, Jay Bouwmeester, Carl Gunnarsson, Binnington, Jordan Binnington, Joel Edmundson, Edmundson

St. Louis Blues: Top 5 2018-19 Highlights

The St. Louis Blues’ season has been tumultuous, to say the least, although they have found their groove in the second half and have all but clinched a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Though there are plenty of lowlights throughout the season, there were some very memorable moments as well. Let’s take a look at five of the best memories from 2018-19. 5) Parayko’s OT Winner – Nov. 30, 2018 When the Blues replaced their head coach on Nov. 19, it seemed that their season might alre...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Avalanche, Blues, Hockey, NHL, Johnson, Detroit, Ducks, Tampa Bay Lightning, Anaheim Ducks, Edmonton Oilers, Maple Leafs, Chad Johnson, Ryan O Reilly

Are the St. Louis Blues for Real?

The St. Louis Blues have had a strange season. General manager Doug Armstrong made waves over the summer by acquiring star center Ryan O’Reilly on the same day he picked up quality veterans Tyler Bozak and David Perron in free agency. Expectations were high for the long-suffering Blues fanbase, but then disaster struck. Doug Armstrong (Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports) The Blues stumbled out of the gate and found themselves in last place in the Western Conference as of Jan. 3, 2019. Fo...
Tags: Usa, Uncategorized, Sport, Blues, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, Hammond, Central Division, Nashville Predators, Craig Berube, Ottawa Senators, Andrew, Colorado Avalanche, Allen

Connor McMichael – 2019 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Connor McMichael 2017-18 Team: London Knights (#11)Date of Birth: January 15, 2001Place of Birth: Ajax, OntarioHt: 6’0” Wt: 170 lbs.Position: CNHL Draft Eligibility: 2019 first-year eligible Rankings NHL Central Scouting: 28th (among North American Skaters)Future Considerations: 29thMcKeen’s Hockey: 22ndISS Hockey: 29thDobber Prospects: 27thBob McKenzie: 26thCraig Button: 33rd The major piece that the London Knights picked up in their Robert Thomas ...
Tags: London, Sport, Ajax, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Auston Matthews, OHL, McKenzie, McMichael, Coulter, London Knights, Owen Sound, NHL Entry Draft, Robert Thomas, NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Blues Lose Tarasenko: Now What?

The St. Louis Blues announced on Sunday that their superstar winger, Vladimir Tarasenko, would miss at least 10 days with an upper-body injury. It’s a devastating loss for a team that is in the middle of a playoff push, as the Russian sniper is personally responsible for over 14 percent of the Blues’ goals. It is even more troubling that the team’s top line, one of the hottest in the league, is once again missing a member, just a few games after Brayden Schenn returned. Obviously, no one can ful...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Blues, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Seattle, St Louis, Maroon, Thomas, Schwartz, Ryan O Reilly, Craig Berube, Reilly, Tarasenko, Vladimir Tarasenko

St. Louis adds to Kings’ case of the Blues in shutout

Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick deflects the puck away as St. Louis Blues left wing Alexander Steen, center, reaches for it along with Kings defenseman Alec Martinez during the first period of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) St. Louis Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz, right, moves the puck as Los Angeles Kings defenseman Sean Walker reaches in during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 7, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) ...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Kings, Blues, NHL, St Louis, Staples Center, Clifford, Los-angeles-kings, Pacific Division, Ryan O Reilly, Trevor Lewis, Allen, Tarasenko

A Comeback Win For The St. Louis Blues

from Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, For all their trials and tribulations over the first 3½ months of the season, the Blues never lost more than three consecutive games in regulation. And three in a row happened only once — against San Jose, Los Angeles and Nashville just before Thanksgiving. After losses to Carolina and Dallas this past weekend, the Blues were in jeopardy of having it happen again on Wednesday. After building a 3-1 lead, the next three goals belonged to A...
Tags: Sport, Arizona, Blues, Dallas, Nashville, NHL, Ducks, Anaheim, Honda Center, St Louis Blues, Carolina, Alex Pietrangelo, Jordan Binnington, St Louis Post Dispatch, Robert Thomas, San Jose Los Angeles

Blues Score Late to Beat Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Robert Thomas and Alex Pietrangelo scored 12 seconds apart late in the third period as the St. Louis Blues rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night. Thomas got his second goal of the game with 1:04 left on the rebound of a loose shot and Pietrangelo rifled a shot through traffic for the game-winner with 52 seconds remaining for his 12th goal of the season. Pietrangelo, Brayden Schenn and Ryan O’Reilly each had a goal and an assist for St. Louis, which...
Tags: California, Sport, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Terry, Ducks, Anaheim Ducks, Thomas, Ryan O Reilly, Anaheim, Reilly, Tarasenko, Vladimir Tarasenko, Gibson, St Louis Blues

Thomas, Pietrangelo score late in 3rd, Blues beat Ducks 5-4

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Robert Thomas and Alex Pietrangelo scored 12 seconds apart late in the third period as the St. Louis Blues rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night. Thomas got his second goal of the game with 1:04 left on the rebound of a loose shot and Pietrangelo […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Ducks, Anaheim Ducks, Thomas, St Louis Blues, Alex Pietrangelo, Anaheim Calif, Robert Thomas, Pietrangelo, Thomas Pietrangelo

Ducks put up a fight, but late collapse results in come-from-behind win for Blues

The Ducks’ Nick Ritchie scores on Blues goalkeeper Jordan Binnington during the first period of Wednesday’s game at Honda Center. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG) St. Louis Blues’ Alexander Steen, left, watches his shot during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds St. Louis Blues’ Sammy Blais, left, shoots under pressure...
Tags: Colorado, Germany, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, San Diego, Blues, AHL, NHL, Honda, St Louis, Ducks, Anaheim-ducks, Ryan O'Reilly, Coyotes

Senators’ Stone: Top 4 Trade Destinations

With the Ottawa Senators scratching Mark Stone just before Thursday’s matchup against the New Jersey Devils, it looks like he will be one of the pieces on his way out of Ottawa ahead on the Feb. 25 trade deadline. The team also benched Matt Duchene, who was already placed on the trade block, and Ryan Dzingel. It’s safe to say the fire sale in Ottawa is open. Related: Senators’ Duchene: Top 4 Trade Destinations Just narrowly beating arbitration in the summer, the Senators and Stone agreed t...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Canada, Finland, Jets, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Pacific, Ottawa, New Jersey Devils, Mvp, Manitoba, Patrice Bergeron, TSN, Buffalo Sabres

Blues Beat Devils – Win Streak Hits 7

ST. LOUIS — Alex Pietrangelo and Ivan Barbashev each scored twice and the St. Louis Blues won their seventh straight game, blowing out the New Jersey Devils 8-3 on Tuesday night. Jaden Schwartz, Ryan O’Reilly, Mackenzie MacEachern and Tyler Bozak also scored for the Blues, whose eight goals were a season high. St. Louis’ winning streak is its longest since Jan. 17-Feb. 5, 2015, when it also had seven consecutive victories. Rookie Jordan Binnington made 20 saves to win his sixth straight start, b...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Chicago, New Jersey, Arizona, Blues, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, St Louis, New Jersey Devils, Schwartz, Reilly, Devils, Vladimir Tarasenko, St Louis Blues

St. Louis Blues’ Turnaround Explained

New Year’s Day doesn’t feel that long ago, but for the St. Louis Blues, Jan. 1 is in the distant past. When the calendar turned to January, the Blues were at the bottom of the standings in the entire NHL. Now, just over 40 days later, they have clawed back to the first wild-card spot, and are just two points behind the Dallas Stars for third in the Central Division. That is a dramatic turnaround to occur in a month and a half, and a number of different factors have brought it about. Let’s take a...
Tags: Sport, Blues, Philadelphia, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Dallas Stars, Schwartz, Ryan O Reilly, Nashville Predators, Craig Berube, Tarasenko, Vladimir Tarasenko, St Louis Blues, Mike Yeo, Jay Bouwmeester

Blues Beat Bolts: Three Big Takeaways

The St. Louis Blues won a thriller against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night, capturing a 1-0 victory in the final minute of overtime. In so doing, they defeated the best team in the NHL and vaulted back into a playoff spot for the first time all season. There’s a lot that can be taken away from the Blues’ victory, but there are three conclusions that rise above the rest. 1) Binnington is the Real Deal The Blues’ goaltender, Jordan Binnington, proved conclusively that he is a leg...
Tags: Florida, Sport, Blues, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Tampa Bay Lightning, Craig Berube, Tarasenko, Vladimir Tarasenko, St Louis Blues, Alex Pietrangelo, Binnington, Jordan Binnington, Vasilevskiy

Blues Trade Tracker: Who’s Likely to Leave?

The St. Louis Blues are quietly climbing up the standings after three months of wildly disappointing hockey, but before the last few weeks, they were the most widely discussed team in the rumor mill. Reports surfaced that every player might be available and that the Blues would listen to any offer. It’s hard to know what the Blues will or won’t do at the trade deadline, but don’t assume that a brief hot streak will change general manager Doug Armstrong’s plans. He took aim at his core grou...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Blues, AHL, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, New York Islanders, Schwartz, Edmonton Oilers, Ryan O Reilly, Allen, Tarasenko, Vladimir Tarasenko, David Perron, St Louis Blues

Damon Key Team Argues Bad Faith Case Before Hawaii Supreme Court

    Our Damon Key team argued a bad faith case before the Hawaii Supreme Court today,  Adams v. Hawaii Medical Service Association , SCWC-15-0000396.     Pictured below: Joanna Zigler, Rafael del Castillo, Tred Eyerly and Robert Thomas. [Author: Tred Eyerly]
Tags: Insurance, Administrative, Adams, Hawaii Supreme Court, Robert Thomas, Hawaii Medical Service Association, Tred Eyerly, Damon Key, Joanna Zigler Rafael del Castillo Tred Eyerly

Blues Beat Sabres – Allen Makes 30 Saves

ST. LOUIS — Robert Thomas had a goal and an assist and Jake Allen made 30 saves to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. Jay Bouwmeester, Pat Maroon and Ryan O’Reilly scored for the Blues. Jack Eichel scored his 15th goal of the season in the second period for the Sabres. Thomas scored his third goal of the season by swatting the rebound of a shot by Vince Dunn underneath Carter Hutton, who inadvertently knocked it into his net with his elbow. Hutto...
Tags: Florida, Sport, Blues, Buffalo, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Thomas, Buffalo Sabres, Ryan O Reilly, Craig Berube, Reilly, Allen, Sabres, David Perron, St Louis Blues

Thomas, Allen lead Blues to a 4-1 victory over Sabres

Robert Thomas had a goal and an assist and Jake Allen made 30 saves to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Blues, Buffalo Sabres, Sabres, St Louis Blues, Jake Allen, Robert Thomas, Thomas Allen

Possible Destinations for Vladimir Tarasenko

In what would have been an inconceivable turn of events twelve months ago, or even six, St. Louis Blues’ star goal scorer Vladimir Tarasenko is rumored to be available for trade. It is a testament to how desperate the Blues are and how stunned they are by their performance thus far that general manager Doug Armstrong would even consider moving a player with that much talent. With that said, there isn’t a team in the league who would not be theoretically interested in a player of Tarasenko’...
Tags: Usa, Boston, Sport, Blues, Buffalo, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, St Louis, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Pacific, Wilson, Nbc Sports, Boston Bruins, Canadiens

Who Won’t the Blues Trade?

The St. Louis Blues have been the water that churns the rumor mill of late, with rumors swirling that no one is off limits in trade discussions. With players like Vladimir Tarasenko and Alex Pietrangelo potentially on the trade block, general manager Doug Armstrong is serious about making major changes to his team. And yet, the idea that everyone is available is probably misleading. There are certain players whom the Blues will not trade because of low interest/value. But there are a few o...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Blues, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Calgary Flames, Thomas, Schwartz, Edmonton Oilers, Ryan O Reilly, Vladimir Tarasenko, St Louis Blues, Alex Pietrangelo, Brayden Schenn, Friedman

Who Is Not Playing in the 2019 World Juniors

Canadian fans are usually the ones bemoaning an NHL team not releasing one of its young stars to take part in the world junior hockey championship. This year, however, some other countries will be without top-end talent at the tournament that gets underway Dec. 26. The Canadian Press looks at eligible NHL players who won’t be on the ice in Vancouver and Victoria.   RASMUS DAHLIN (SWEDEN) The No. 1 selection at the 2018 NHL draft has been a linchpin for the surprising Buffalo Sabres in his rookie...
Tags: Usa, Sweden, Sport, Canada, Finland, Vancouver, Victoria, Detroit Red Wings, Buffalo, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Detroit, Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks, Thomas

Should the Blues Loan Thomas to Team Canada?

The St. Louis Blues haven’t had a lot to be excited about in the 2018-19 season so far. But, they have a very special young player in Robert Thomas, the 19-year-old center who was their top prospect entering the season. Thomas has had his bright spots and his struggles in his first season in the NHL, but overall, he’s beginning to show exactly why he received so much hype for his performance in the Ontario Hockey League. Having already passed his first major test, surviving his nine game N...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Blues, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Thomas, Vancouver Canucks, St Louis Blues, Rutherford, Team Canada, Jacob Markstrom, Tyler Bozak, Robby Fabbri, WJC, Jeremy Rutherford

Will the Blues See Kostin This Season?

The St. Louis Blues are in a strange position. After reloading their forward group in the offseason, they are unexpectedly near the bottom of the league, only a few points out of last place in the NHL. The problems are myriad, and their decision to fire head coach Mike Yeo a month ago did not result in the drastic and immediate turnaround that many hoped for. Now, unless they can improve very quickly, the Blues are looking at their second consecutive season without a playoff berth and with a ver...
Tags: Usa, Russia, Sport, Canada, Blues, AHL, Hockey, NHL, North America, San Antonio, Dynamo Moscow, Jerome Miron, CHL, Pittsburgh Penguins, St Louis Blues, American Hockey League

Blues Unexpectedly Call Up Binnington

The St. Louis Blues gave fans an unexpected jolt on Saturday afternoon when they called up American Hockey League (AHL) goaltender Jordan Binnington. The move came immediately on the heels of an embarrassing 6-1 drubbing at the hands of the Vancouver Canucks (the eighth time this season they’ve allowed five or more goals.) Binnington has been putting up great numbers on a struggling San Antonio Rampage team, and has even usurped the starting role from Ville Husso, a prospect that the Blues ...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Blues, Vancouver, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Johnson, St Louis, San Antonio, Florida Panthers, Howard, Chad Johnson, Craig Berube, Vancouver Canucks, Terry Wilson

Red Wings & Blues: Striking a Jimmy Howard Deal

It’s rare for the Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues to be involved in a trade these days. But according to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the two teams may be soon discussing a deal centered around goaltender Jimmy Howard. During last week’s Insider Trading segment, Dreger noted that the Blues have been scouting Howard as of late and are in need of goaltending to turn their abysmal season around. So far, Jake Allen and Chad Johnson have not been reliable in net, while Howard has been Detroit’s backbon...
Tags: Sport, Blues, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Johnson, St Louis, Detroit, Thomas, Howard, TSN, Chad Johnson, Red Wings, St Louis Blues, Petr Mrazek, Jake Allen

McDavid’s Silky Shootout Goal Lifts Oilers Over Blues

ST. LOUIS — Connor McDavid scored in the shootout after Oscar Klefbom tied it late in the third period, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Wednesday night. Klefbom scored with 55.2 seconds remaining to tie the game at 2, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and McDavid scored in the shootout. Nugent-Hopkins also scored in the second period, and Edmonton won for the fourth time in five games. Cam Talbot made 28 saves, plus two more in the shootout to win for the first time in seven tries ...
Tags: Sport, Blues, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Edmonton, Thomas, Joseph, Edmonton Oilers, Ryan Nugent Hopkins, Oilers, Winnipeg, Nugent Hopkins, Connor McDavid, Cam Talbot, Talbot

Injury Bug Bites Blues Hard

The St. Louis Blues’ season has been an absolute disaster in every way imaginable. But in the last few games, they’ve found a new way to break fans’ hearts: injuries. With three players already on the shelf, the last two games have seen three more injuries, all of them to significant players and with potentially significant absences. The injuries are devastating to any hopes St. Louis had of becoming relevant again this season, but they might  offer a strange positive to the Blues: opportu...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Blues, Jordan, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Johnson, St Louis, San Antonio, NICK, Finn, Thomas, Schwartz, Craig Berube, Coyotes

The Trade Talk Of Jimmy Howard To The St. Louis Blues

from Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Blues were represented at Little Caesars for Monday’s Red Wings game against Columbus and seemed to be paying a lot of attention to Howard. Dreger said it would take a lot for the Red Wings to part with Howard and mentioned Blues rookie Robert Thomas and Blues prospect Jordan Kyrou as possibilities. That seems like a lot to ask considering Howard would be a rental — his contract expires after this se...
Tags: Sport, Blues, Detroit, Columbus, Howard, TSN, Red Wings, Allen, St Louis Blues, St Louis Post, Jimmy Howard, Doug Armstrong, Darren Dreger, Robert Thomas, Jordan Kyrou, Little Caesars

NHL Rumors: Blues, Flyers, Nylander, Alzner, More

In today’s rumor rundown, the St. Louis Blues are looking around the NHL for a better option in goal but stopped in Detroit along the way, the Montreal Canadiens are going to have to get creative if they hope to move out Karl Alzner’s contract, and while no one needs reminding that the Toronto Maple Leafs have less than three days to sign William Nylander, things look like they are going to go down to the wire. Blues Looking for Options In Goal TSN’s Darren Dreger reported the St. Louis Blues ...
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