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Video: Vladimir Tarasenko scored another nifty goal

Vladimir Tarasenko didn’t weave through a sea of defensemen or stop time while faking a goaltender out of his pads, but he did score another nifty goal. Here Tarasenko swats the puck out of the air and past Carey Price for his 11th of the year.
Via Bloguin Best
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blues’ Talented ‘STL’ Line Difficult Challenge For Bruins Defensemen

BOSTON — The Bruins’ blue line will face its toughest challenge of the season Tuesday night when the St. Louis Blues deploy the Vladimir Tarasenko, Jaden Schwartz and Jori Lehtera trio to the TD Garden ice. The “STL” line, as it’s called, has been the best line in the NHL this season. These three forwards rank in the top three in scoring on the Blues and have been a nightmare...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

On the plus side, concussion gave Oshie a chance to reboot

ST. LOUIS -- There's never a good time to have a concussion, one of the scariest and most dangerous injuries in sports. And it certainly didn't look good when Blues forward T.J. Oshie collided with the goal post in a 4-3 overtime win at Dallas, especially considering he was already off to a slow start with just one point in his first eight games. Alas, some good might have come from...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Coach Has The Most Wins In Blues History?

The St. Louis Blues come to Boston on Tuesday night, and they bring with them one of the NHL’s best records. The Blues’ 12 wins this season are second only to the Montreal Canadiens this season, and they looked poised for another strong regular season with Ken Hitchcock behind the bench. No Blues coach has a higher all-time winning percentage, but is he the franchise leader in...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Week 6 Roundup: St. Louis dominates

As a hockey fan living in New England, it’s hard to ignore talk about the Boston Bruins. Even non-hockey fans would have their hands full in avoiding knowing how the Bruins are playing. This constant gossip about Boston hockey has led me to an interesting discovery in the past week. No matter what the Bruins do, it’s never good enough. There are fans up here already writing this...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues' Lehtera named NHL's first star for last week

ST. LOUIS -- Another week, another honor for the St. Louis Blues. Two weeks after linemate Vladimir Tarasenko was named the NHL's first star for the preceding week, and one week after Tarasenko was the third star, Blues center Jori Lehtera was named the NHL's first star for the week ending Nov. 16. That's three weeks in a row a Blues player has been among the league's top three stars...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues receive praise from Capitals after 4-1 win

The St. Louis Blues put on another impressive performance against the Washington Capitals on Saturday night, cruising to a 4-1 victory. The game featured long stretches of play where the Blues controlled the pace of the game and contained the Capitals within their own zone. The Capitals haven’t played like a Cup contender so far in 2014-15 and that was made immediately clear as...
Via Frozen Notes
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Peters' whiff leads to easy goal for David Backes (Video)

Washington Capitals goaltender Justin Peters whiffed on an attempt to clear the puck from behind his own net, leaving it open for St. Louis Blues forward David Backes to score an easy goal to open the third period of Saturday night's game at the Scottrade Center.Peters made contact with the puck, but ended up hitting it right to Backes in front of the goal. Peters tried in vain...
Via Holdout Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Strong group of defenseman deserves credit for Blues' recent successes, too

ST. LOUIS -- The Blues' electric forwards might be dominating the headlines and highlight shows, but an increasingly strong group of defenseman deserves just as much credit for the team's recent hot streak. Even more depth at the position than previously thought led to a surprise trade of veteran Jordan Leopold on Saturday morning, and St. Louis' top six defenseman validated that...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues trade Leopold to Columbus for '16 fifth round pick

ST. LOUIS -- Blues general manager Doug Armstrong announced Saturday morning the team has traded veteran defenseman Jordan Leopold to Columbus in exchange for rights to a fifth round draft pick in 2016. The 34-year-old has played seven games as St. Louis' seventh defenseman, a position that doesn't figure to get much playing time now that Carl Gunnarsson has fully returned from injury...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Leopold traded to Columbus

The St. Louis Blues caught us all by surprise by making a trade on a quiet Saturday morning/afternoon leading up to their game against the Washington Capitals. The team has sent defenseman Jordan Leopold to Columbus in exchange for a fifth-round pick in 2016. Well that was unexpected! After rattling off wins in nine of their last 10 games, a trade seemed fairly unlikely. Of course...
Via Frozen Notes
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues hope to spread out scoring in season's first meeting with Capitals

The St. Louis Blues have gotten most of their production from one line during a torrid stretch, but with one high-profile player back from injury and another having snapped a pointless streak, they're hoping to spread out the scoring even more. The Blues haven't generated enough goals in most of their recent meetings with the Washington Capitals but will be seeking their 10th win...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues Leafs Injury Update: T.J. Oshie activated from IR and will return to lineup tonight

The St. Louis Blues will welcome T.J. Oshie back into the lineup tonight against the Nashville Predators. He has missed the previous seven games with a concussion sustained on October 28th. #486318611 / gettyimages.comLouie Korac from NHL.com reported that Oshie has been waiting since early this week to be cleared to play. The team and doctors have been very cautious with his injury...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues activate T.J. Oshie from IR

ST. LOUIS -- Blues forward T.J Oshie will return to the lineup Thursday night for a critical early-season game against Nashville at the Scottrade Center. Oshie said Thursday morning he'd gone two or three days without experiencing any symptoms from a concussion suffered when he slid into the goalpost during the second period of a 4-3 overtime win at Dallas on Oct. 28. He skated...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues Injury Update: Reaves leaves practice with ankle injury

St. Louis Blues right-winger Ryan Reaves missed Tuesday night's game against the Buffalo Sabres as he is dealing with an ankle injury.#458403624 / gettyimages.comReaves limped off the ice before the end of Monday's practice, after he was hit in the ankle by a shot and stayed briefly on the ice before departing, according to STL Today. Coach Ken Hitchcock said that he didn...
Via Sports Injury Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues Injury Update: Oshie back on the ice

T.J. Oshie of the St. Louis Blues was at the Blues morning practice on Monday and skated for an hour and a half, according to STL Today.#169012478 / gettyimages.comThe Blues center went on practice early with the goalies and stayed until the end of practice at 11:30. Oshie sustained a head injury during October 28th's game against the Dallas Stars, when Oshie got a concussion...
Via Sports Injury Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Good, Bad and Ugly: Sabres vs St. Louis Blues

From Hometown Hockey: Following every Sabres game, we’ll be taking a little look at the previous night’s action with a little segment called “good, bad and ugly”. Expect a loooooooot of ugly. Let’s get on with it about the ugly 6-1 loss to the Blues. The Good It was a pleasure watching Vladimir Tarasenko work. […] The post Good, Bad and Ugly: Sabres vs St. Louis Blues...
Via Two Pad Stack
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lehtera's hat trick leads Blues past Sabres 6-1

ST. LOUIS -- Jori Lehtera scored a natural hat trick for the St. Louis Blues with the game's first three goals and Brian Elliott stayed unbeaten for his career against the punchless Buffalo Sabres in a 6-1 victory on Tuesday night. Joakim Lindstrom had two goals and David Backes also scored for the Blues. Jaden Schwartz assisted on all of Lehtera's goals and Vladimir Tarasenko...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Super Official Preview: Sabres vs St. Louis Blues

From Hometown Hockey: Who: St. Louis Blues Where: Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO When: 8:00PM Know thine enemy: After a rough start, the Blues have rebounded nicely and are now at 9-4-1 on the year, having had their seven-game winning streak snapped with a 2-1 loss to the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Leading the way […] The post Super Official Preview: Sabres vs St. Louis...
Via Two Pad Stack
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Week 5 Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire; Jori Lehtera, Patrick Maroon & Carl Soderberg

Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire There are nine teams scheduled to play four games during Week 5 (Nov. 10 – Nov. 16) of the Fantasy Hockey season so plenty of options if you are looking to stream or fill a spot because of an injury. Week 4 saw us lose Ducks’ goalie John Gibson for about six weeks as he suffered a groin injury during warmups last Sunday. Wild forward Zach Parise...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrik Berglund is currently a serious liability

Patrik Berglund is a frustrating topic with St. Louis Blues fans. To date, Berglund has been a huge disappointment in 2014-15 and hasn’t lived up to the three-year, $11.1 million contract the Blues handed him prior to the season. His lone goal on the year came while he was down on the ice and the puck glanced off of him when he wasn’t looking and his performance in the face...
Via Frozen Notes
12 days ago  |  Discuss

INTERVIEW: St. Louis Blues Brian Elliott Opens Up

St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott started the 2014-15 season in a winning fashion.  The Newmarket, Ontario-native won his fifth contest and fourth consecutive game against the New York Rangers Monday night.  Elliott’s 36-save performance allowed the Blues to rally back in the third period to an eventual shootout win. The Blues faced the New Jersey Devils in the second...
Via Beyond The Benches
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues’ Vladimir Tarasenko Uses One Hand To Score Amazing Goal (Video)

Vladimir Tarasenko is unstoppable right now. The St. Louis Blues winger entered Monday night’s game against the New York Rangers with five goals scored in his last three games. He added another tally Monday night with a highlight-reel move to beat Rangers goaltender Cam Talbot on the power play. Tarasenko received a pass in the neutral zone, raced past one opponent, then split...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ongoing Identity Questions in St. Louis

Behold! My amazingly prescient prediction that the St. Louis Blues were in the midst of an identity crisis turned out to precede the same narrative by the “officially sanctioned” media apparatus of the club. Since feedback to the last article was underwhelming, consisting of exactly two words spread over two commenters (“Wrong.” And “Wrong.”) I […] The post Ongoing...
Via Two Pad Stack
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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