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Blues lay a big egg in home loss to NHL's worst team

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0600

'This is embarrassing,' Vladimir Tarasenko said after the Blues fell behind the Coyotes 4-0 in the first period on their way to a 5-2 loss. And coach Mike Yeo agreed that the players ought to be ashamed, saying: 'When you're…


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Blues fall flat again at home, lose 5-2 to NHL's worst team

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:30:00 -0600

For the third game in row and seventh time in last nine, Carter Hutton gets the start in goal, but doesn't last long.


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Gordo: Forwards remain scarce in NHL marketplace

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:50:00 -0600

Many teams are still shopping for forward help and very few teams are offering up players. So the Blues are glad to see some internal solutions emerge with the trade deadline still weeks away.


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Blues notebook: Surprise! Lines stay the same in successive games

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:45:00 -0600

For only the third time since the Jaden Schwartz injury Dec. 9, Blues goe with same forward lines in successive games.


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Blues' Dunn and his parents see St. Louis as 'a good little town'

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:45:00 -0600

Prior to Tuesday's dramatic finish in Toronto, the Dunns had taken in a couple of Blues games at Scottrade Center.


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Preview: Blues at Ottawa

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:30:00 -0600

After coming within a whisker of reaching the Stanley Cup finals last spring, the Senators are one of the NHL’s biggest disappointments this season.


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Dream night for Dunn as Blues win at Toronto

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:55:00 -0600

Playing an NHL game in his hometown for the first time, Blues rookie defenseman Vince Dunn scores the game-winning goal in overtime. Alexander Steen's 'dirty goal' with 57 seconds left set up the OT.


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Hutton in goal as Blues return from break

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:18:00 -0600

You can call it a goaltending controversy, or merely goaltending uncertainty. But whatever you call it, it's Carter Hutton in the nets tonight as the Blues play the Toronto Maple Leafs.


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Blues hope time off cured some ills

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:30:00 -0600

The Blues came back Monday from five days off, and they very much don’t want to be picking up where they left off.


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Mike Shanahan dies at 78; former Blues chairman revived the franchise

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:50:00 -0600

Under Shanahan's leadership in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the St. Louis Blues regained their standing as a mainstream sports attraction. Shanahan's gregarious personality and daring management style made him one of the most popular executives in local sports…


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Schwartz skates for first time since injury

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:20:00 -0600

While the time frame for his return remains unknown, injured forward Jaden Schwartz seemed to take a step in the right direction Monday when he skated for the first time since breaking his ankle Dec. 9.


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Preview: Blues at Toronto

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:25:00 -0600

Maple Leafs also are coming off their open week. Toronto struggled going into the break, winning only two of its past seven games.


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Former Blues owner Mike Shanahan dies

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:00:00 -0600

He led St. Louis' NHL team through colorful and tumultuous times in the late 1980s and early 1990s,


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Schwartz skates for first time since ankle injury

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:15:00 -0600

Key forward who suffered a broken ankle Dec. 9 gets on the ice briefly Monday after the Blues have their first practice following a bye week.


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Ortiz: Allen's struggles put another Blues season in peril

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 05:30:00 -0600

Many people were still doing their Christmas shopping the last time the Blues won with Allen in goal, and that’s not even the most damning stat.


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Ugly loss is likely to linger with Blues

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:35:00 -0600

The Blues went into Vancouver on Dec. 23 knowing that whatever their result was in that game, it was what they would have to live with over the league’s three-day Christmas break. The team had lost three straight, and all…


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Schenn, Pietrangelo picked for All-Star Game

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:20:00 -0600

The Blues placed more than one player in NHL All-Star Game for the first time in three seasons as Brayden Schenn and Alex Pietrangelo were named to the Central Division team. The game, or rather, games, will be played in…


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Ortiz: No-show Blues owe the home crowd a better effort

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:20:00 -0600

Blues fans deserve better than the effort the team has been putting out lately. It’s time for Yeo to fix that problem.


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Allen yanked from goal as 'lackadaisical' Blues hit sour note again

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 05:15:00 -0600

Just when you think the Blues, and goalie Jake Allen, have turned a corner, there’s a brick wall waiting for them, with an open manhole right in front of it. If it’s not one thing, it’s another.


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Preview: Blues vs. Forida

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 23:30:00 -0600

Panthers find themselves tied for 25th in the NHL standings (with Montreal), with 40 points.


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Revived Tarasenko provides a spark

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 10:55:00 -0600

Despite an earlier scoring drought, he's the Blues' top point-getter since the Jaden Schwartz injury.


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Blues lose in OT but don't come home empty-handed

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 05:40:00 -0600

Blues salvage a point as they play back-to-back contests for the sixth consecutive weekend, dating back to the start of December. The Capitals had been resting since Tuesday. (Who makes out this schedule?)


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Schenn's seen enough of Flyers for one year

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 00:40:00 -0600

Blues are 0-2 against Schenn's former team, and he's gone point-less in those games.












No goalie controversy: Allen agrees that Hutton deserves playing time

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 04:15:00 -0600

Hockey can move at a frenetic pace, players and pucks speeding up and down the ice. Unless, of course, you’re a backup goalie, sitting on the bench, wearing a baseball cap and watching. Then time moves at a slog.


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Tarasenko sits for final 7 minutes of victory

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

As the Blues battled to hold on to their 2-1 lead against Vegas on Thursday night, they did it without Vladimir Tarasenko on the ice.


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Yeo downplays Tarasenko's limited ice time in third period vs. Vegas

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 13:31:00 -0600

"There were some guys last game that were rolling really well," coach says; Blais sent down to San Antonio; Dunn still sick, won't make trip


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Hutton stays hot as Blues cool off Vegas

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0600

Backup goaltender stops 32 of 33 shots he faces from one of the NHL's best offensive teams as the Blues win their third in a row and snap the Golden Knights' eight-game win streak with a 2-1 victory.


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Ortiz: Vegas isn't your average expansion team

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 04:35:00 -0600

The expansion Golden Knights are the most surprising if not the best story of the 2017-2018 NHL season, which made the Blues’ victory even more impressive before a sellout crowd at Scottrade Center.


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Blues notebook: Sanford making progress in return from injury

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 23:55:00 -0600

It was just 15 minutes into his first session of training camp that forward Zach Sanford took a hit from teammate Dmitrij Jaskin that sent him into the boards and then onto the ice with a dislocated shoulder.


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Vegas is on a roll as Knights face Blues

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 10:20:00 -0600

Golden Knights arrive in St. Louis for Thursday night's game with an eight-game winning streak.


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Hochman: Hutton has the hot hand

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 04:20:00 -0600

Jake Allen is the Blues’ goalie. He has the contract, the uncommon ability and the playoff pedigree. And starting Carter Hutton on Thursday wouldn't change any of that.


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Preview: Blues vs. Vegas

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 23:40:00 -0600

Golden Knights are second only to Tampa Bay among NHL teams in scoring, averaging 3.5 goals per game.


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Yeo's preaching sticks with Sobotka

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 14:46:00 -0600

Blues coach has been preaching all season the importance of going to the net, creating traffic in front of opposing goalies.


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Blues get the job done, beat Devils in shootout

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 05:30:00 -0600

Carter Hutton stars in goal as the Blues score back-to-back wins since the Jaden Schwartz injury 12 games ago.


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Gordo: Blues still lack punch without Schwartz

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 05:15:00 -0600

Let’s face it, the Blues will just have to claw out their points while waiting for team MVP Jaden Schwartz to return.


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Brodziak staying on Blues' third line for now

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 01:30:00 -0600

This was the problem for Blues center Kyle Brodziak: He was so good at being a fourth-line center that coach Mike Yeo was reluctant to move him up in the lineup, lest he break up one of the few good…


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Upshall moves to top line during game, scores winner for Blues

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 06:15:00 -0600

With an eye toward healthier times in 2018, the Blues bade farewell to the 2017 calendar year with a much needed 3-2 victory over Carolina before 18,749 Saturday at Scottrade Center.


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Bouwmeester's return big plus for Blues

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 01:45:00 -0600

While much of the focus of late with the Blues had been on the absence of Jaden Schwartz, the team was also without one of its top-pair defensemen in Jay Bouwmeester, who missed the first 21 games of the season…


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Blues storm back but can't hold on

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 06:30:00 -0600

In 4-2 loss at Dallas, Blues' offensive woes continue despite quick goals that gave them a third-period lead.


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Stars' Bishop is a proud St. Louisan

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 00:45:00 -0600

DALLAS • When goalie Ben Bishop gets introduced at Dallas Stars games, the St. Louis native is referred to as being from Denver, where he was born. And how long did he live in Denver?









Gordo: Stillman, Armstrong have Blues in best shape ever

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 05:20:00 -0600

The combination of team chairman Tom Stillman and GM Doug Armstrong gives this long-frustrated franchise its best shot at actually earning a parade.


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Blues notebook: Upshall strives to stay out of penalty box

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:55:00 -0600

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Preview: Blues at Dallas

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:50:00 -0600

The Blues won their two previous meetings with Dallas this season, 4-2 in the home opener Oct. 7 and 3-0 on Dec. 7 in the last game before the Jaden Schwartz injury.





















First-place Blues are running behind

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 05:15:00 -0600

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Gordo: Success without Schwartz will take team effort from Blues

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 05:45:00 -0600

Many teams are seeking scoring help and few (if any) teams are offering up that commodity. The Blues can’t look outside for help, they must look inward.


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Blues end tough road trip with a needed win

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 06:35:00 -0600

VANCOUVER, B.C. • The Blues had bus troubles, weather delays, goal-scoring problems and more injury issues during their week-long trek through western Canada. And did we mention trouble winning hockey games?


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For the Blues, Christmas brings a pause that refreshes

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 00:45:00 -0600

Starting with Christmas Eve, the Blues and the rest of the league take a mandatory three-day break from games and practice.