Pietrangelo is proving key to Blues' playoff success

ST. LOUIS - Alex Pietrangelo is used to playing a lot - especially this time of year. The St. Louis Blues linchpin defenseman plays with a high motor and appears to have no issues piling up the ice time.Pietrangelo is fourth overall in the playoffs averaging 30 minutes, 34 seconds, including more than 35 minutes in the Blues' overtime victory in Game 2 in Dallas on Sunday. Among...
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Pietrangelo logs heavy ice time in Blues' playoff run

ST. LOUIS (AP) Alex Pietrangelo is used to playing a lot - especially this time of year. The St. Louis Blues linchpin defenseman plays with a high motor and appears to have no issues piling up the ice time. Pietrangelo is fourth overall in the playoffs averaging 30 minutes, 34 seconds, including more than 35 minutes in the Blues' overtime victory in Game 2 in Dallas on Sunday....
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Watch Blues’ Backes score his second overtime winner of the playoffs

David Backes isn’t relied upon in St. Louis to score at the same rate as, say, Vladimir Tarasenko, but this post-season the Blues captain has come up with of the biggest goals of the year for his team. First, it was his Game 1 overtime winner against the Chicago Blackhawks, a goal which deflected in off the skate of defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk and through the legs of netminder...
Via The Hockey News
18 hours ago

Who is to Blame For Blues Blown Leads

Sunday afternoon the St. Louis Blues were able to pull off an overtime win against the Dallas Stars but only after coughing up another two goal lead. The question that’s on everyone’s mind is who’s to blame? It has often been said that closing out a game with a lead, whether it’s hockey or any other sport, is one of the hardest things to do in professional sports. It is...
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20 hours ago

Blues escape Dallas with a big win despite again packing it in with a lead

The dangerous game continued in Game 2. The Blues jumped out to a 3-1 lead and then immediately shifted into a defensive shell. That mistake, one which the team has made repeatedly, nearly cost the Blues in a game they really needed to win. Thanks to a bad penalty by the Stars, the Blues escaped Dallas with a win after a David Backes OT goal. It wasn’t a must-win game mathematically...
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Backes' OT goal lifts Blues to 4-3 win over Stars

DALLAS -- Blues captain David Backes scored off a rebound during a power play 10:58 into overtime and St. Louis beat the Dallas Stars 4-3 in Game 2 on Sunday to get even in the second-round series.St. Louis was on its second power play of overtime after Antoine Roussel was called for interference.Vladimir Tarasenko took a slap shot that defenseman Alex Goligoski blocked. But the...
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The Blues are playing a dangerous game in front of Brian Elliott

Brian Elliott needs help. The Blues dropped Game 1 to the Dallas Stars and the message again was clear – Elliott needs help in front of his crease and the Blues aren’t providing it. Elliott has been the lone constant for the Blues during the playoffs. While the majority of the roster has gone through its ups and downs, Elliott has been a rock. He stood tall against the Chicago...
Via Frozen Notes
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Video: Everyone’s favorite new hockey fan was on Good Morning America

It’s been a crazy ride for Anthony Holmes, AKA Tony X. One moment he’s discovering hockey and live Tweeting about it, and the next he’s the focus of articles in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and making an appearance on Good Morning America. WATCH: Twitter user @soIoucity goes viral for hockey live-tweets; gets surprise from @StLouisBlues, @HOFBlues16
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NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Blues vs. Stars

VitalsDallas: 50-23-9 regular season, 4-2-0 in six games played in Round 1St. Louis: 49-24-9 regular season, 4-3-0 in seven games played in Round 1Season SeriesSt. Louis won four in the five-game regular-season series, including two victories in overtime and one in the shootout.Playoff HistoryDallas and St. Louis last met in the second round of the playoffs in 2001. The Blues completed...
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Vote to place Vladimir Tarasenko on the cover of NHL 17

Once again hockey fans are being called on to select the player who will grace the cover of the upcoming NHL video game title from EA. This year a total of eight players are in the running including Vladimir Tarasenko of the Blues. It’s difficult to get excited for the vote considering EA has been criticized for having a loophole which mostly lets them choose whichever player they’d...
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St. Louis Blues Prepared to Take the Next Step

The St. Louis Blues’ win over the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks was the team’s first Game 7 win since 1999 and marks the first time St. Louis will advance to the second round in four years.  The Blues were eliminated in the first round the past three seasons by a 2-4 margin.  In 2013, the defending champion Los Angeles Kings sent them packing, while the defending champion...
Via The Sports Journal
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Blues organist trolls Blackhawks by playing ‘Chelsea Dagger’ (vid)

The St. Louis Blues finally broke out of the first-round slump that has been plaguing the organization for years courtesy of a thrilling 3-2 Game 7 victory in front of its hometown fans in Scottrade Center. To help celebrate the moment — not to mention rub some salt in the wounds of the eliminated Blackhawks — the organist at the arena briefly played The Fratellis’ “Chelsea...
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St. Louis Blues: Defense needs to step up in Game Seven

After four games in the first round of the NHL playoffs, the St. Louis Blues found themselves up three game to one over the defending Stanley Cup champions in the Chicago Blackhawks. Two games later, we are headed to a Game Seven which will be at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis tonight. In Game Five the Blues lost in double overtime after coming back from a 3-1 deficit. Game Six...
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Ken Hitchcock on Tarasenko’s ice time beef: 'I love it'

Vladimir Tarasenko was not a happy camper following Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock’s inexplicable decision to play him less than 17 minutes in St. Louis’ Game 6 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. Hitchcock is apparently good with his star scorer’s anger, telling Craig Custance of he’s a big fan of Tarasenko’s rage. “That’s what happens when you’ve got a guy...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The St. Louis Blues need a hero for Game 7

The St. Louis Blues get to play Game 7 in their own stomping grounds, which sometimes can make a huge difference. However, against the Chicago Blackhawks, who have made the Western Conference finals three years in a row and swiped all of the momentum in this series, there should be no such thing as overconfidence in St. Louis. St. Louis had a 3-1 lead after winning twice in Chicago...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 7: Blues' last chance to shake first-round monkey off their backs

The St. Louis Blues had no Game 7 predictions late Saturday night. They were too busy fending off questions about their impending collapse.While the Chicago Blackhawks are doing what they always seem to do, the Blues are suddenly facing a familiar first-round flop, one they will try to avoid when they head back to St. Louis for Monday night's series finale."It's going to be fun here...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Power outage knocks out ending of Blackhawks-Blues in St. Louis

The St. Louis Blues were hoping to celebrate a series-clinching win Saturday night as the team was in Chicago for Game 6 of their Western Conference Quarterfinal series against the Blackhawks up 3-2. And things were looking good in the first period as the Blues jumped out to a 3-1 lead, but things went quickly downhill as Chicago scored five goals in the last two periods forcing...
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WATCH: Ken Hitchcock gets earful from Vladimir Tarasenko

Vladimir Tarasenko is one of the best forwards in the NHL and he makes it known almost every time he steps on the ice. With the Blues preparing to choke up another big series lead, you’d think Tarasenko would receive plenty of ice time. That hasn’t been the case and he appears to be pretty fed up with head coach Ken Hitchcock. At end of 2nd period looks like Blues' Vladimir...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Shaw suspended one game, fined $5,000 by NHL

The NHL has acted quickly regarding Andrew Shaw’s behavior on Tuesday night, fining the Blackhawks forward $5,000 and suspending him for Chicago’s Game 5 matchup with the St. Louis Blues on Thursday. Blackhawks’ Andrew Shaw suspended one game, fined $5,000. — NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 20, 2016 During Game...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: Have they broken through?

The St. Louis Blues have had a history of falling apart early in the playoffs. It is perhaps one of the main culprits to their inability to win the Stanley Cup over the past 50 years. So it would not have been an astounding surprise to see the Chicago Blackhawks take control the series. Even though the Blues were more successful during the regular season, it is still extraordinary...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis coffee drinkers, Blues fans unwillingly supporting Chicago Blackhawks

The St. Louis Blues currently lead the Chicago Blackhawks 1-0 in their best-of-seven first-round NHL Playoffs series. But despite the Blues’ early advantage, some St. Louis fans are unwillingly supporting the Blackhawks while drinking their coffee. KMOV in St. Louis reported Thursday that a local Dunkin’ Donuts chain in Kirkwood, Missouri, about 13 miles from downtown St...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL postseason opening round quick hits: Blackhawks vs. Blues

VitalsChicago: (47-26-9) 3rd in Central DivisionSt. Louis: (49-24-9) 2nd in Central DivisionSeason SeriesAll three of St. Louis’ wins in the five-game season series came in overtime. Vladimir Tarasenko scored the game-winner in two of those games.Looking at the MatchupThis is easily one of the most intriguing duels in the first round. The Blues battled a plethora of injuries throughout...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

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