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Blue Notes: Tarasenko not worried about reaching 40 goals

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:35:00 -0500

DENVER • A year ago, Vladimir Tarasenko reached the 40-goal plateau for the first time in his NHL career.


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Blues avoid thoughts about playoff seeding

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:45:00 -0500

If the Blues can finish third in the division, they would probably face Minnesota in the first round, a welcome development since the Wild continue to slump with five consecutive losses.


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Blues' power play actually better since Shattenkirk trade

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:20:00 -0500

Since the trade, the Blues have converted seven of 23 opportunities (30.4 percent) in their last 10 games.


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Watching Blues at Stillman's home is fun — just don't step in front of TV

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:10:00 -0500

Other than a stack of unused Post-it notes with the Blues’ logo on a kitchen counter, there’s little that lets visitors know they’re in the home of the team’s owner.


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Blues coach loved the game as a player, too

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:20:00 -0500

GLENDALE, Ariz. • With the Houston Aeros now defunct, Mike Yeo will forever hold the title of having the most fighting majors in franchise history with 51. It was more than even Derek Boogaard, who a few years after Yeo…


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Maryland Heights to negotiate millions for Blues practice facility

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 00:05:00 -0500

The total project cost is estimated at $40 million. The 250,000 square foot facility would hold four ice rinks, including one outdoors, and would be on land owned by St. Louis County on the north side of Creve Coeur Lake…


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Fresh bodies help Blues bounce back to beat Sharks

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:20:00 -0500

SAN JOSE, CALIF. • The Blues are in the midst of their toughest grind of the season. Their game on Thursday against San Jose was their fifth in seven days, with, as required by the math for that to happen,…


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Barbashev, Paajarvi adding spark to Blues lineup

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 01:50:00 -0500

SAN JOSE, CALIF. • When Ivan Barbashev scored midway through the third period on Wednesday night against Anaheim, Blues coach Mike Yeo didn’t hesitate. He rested the line for one shift, then brought Barbashev, Magnus Paajarvi and Nail Yakupov back…


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Return to Anaheim is emotional for Perron

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:30:00 -0500

ANAHEIM, CALIF. • Not long before the Blues’ game with the Kings on Monday, forward David Perron was not doing well.


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Coming off big win, Blues have to be ready to face Ducks

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:26:00 -0500

The game at Anaheim won't have the same impact as the game with Los Angeles, but team needs to guard against thinking worst is behind them.


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Slay, Blues president ask legislators for help with Scottrade renovations

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:20:00 -0500

A proposal from Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, would allow the state to contribute up to $6 million per year to upgrading the St. Louis Blues' 23-year-old home ice.


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Jaskin out with injury; Sanford or Yakupov will replace him

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:10:00 -0500

ANAHEIM, CALIF. • Forward Dmitrij Jaskin, who suffered an upper-body injury Monday night against the Kings when he collided with a teammate, will miss Wednesday night’s game with the Ducks.


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Blues strong at even strength

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:10:00 -0500

LOS ANGELES • For all the talk about special teams in hockey, about power plays and penalty kills, the vast majority of the game is played at even strength, five on five. When the Blues beat the Islanders on Saturday,…


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Blues Insider: Will the NHL alter its points system?

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:05:00 -0500

The NHL point system can be frustrating when two victories can’t help overcome a club in the standings that has lost back-to-back overtime games.


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Blues make lineup changes for showdown with Islanders

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 12:44:00 -0600

Hutton, Barbashev and maybe Schmaltz are in; Webster Groves product Scott Mayfield will play for Islanders.


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Blues face Ducks in a race that keeps getting tighter

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:30:00 -0600

The Blues were off Thursday, but a three-point game between Nashville and Los Angeles made their playoff situation even murkier.


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Blues surviving departure of Shattenkirk

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:45:00 -0600

The Blues posed for their annual team picture before practice on Thursday, bringing players and staff and front-office types together.


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Blues' goalies now earning big praise

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:20:00 -0600

Mike Yeo said he was unaware. Alex Pietrangelo said he was not surprised. Carter Hutton said it’s nice to finally be recognized for something positive.


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Allen, Blues produce 'biggest win of the year'

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 11:10:00 -0600

Allen nearly has second straight shutout before allowing a goal with 11 seconds left as Blues win 2-1.


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Preview: Blues at Minnesota

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 23:30:00 -0600

Blues got back on the winning track with a 3-0 victory over Colorado on Sunday, snapping a five-game losing streak.


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Preview: Blues at Avalanche

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 22:35:00 -0600

Blues will look to snap their five-game losing streak in Colorado, where they will play for the first time this season.


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Blues get first looks at Sanford, Schmaltz

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 13:30:00 -0600

Team heading to Winnipeg trying to snap four-game losing streak. Yeo: "Every game we play from here on out is massive."


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Armstrong says Shattenkirk was frustrated by role with Blues

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:15:00 -0600

Although trading Kevin Shattenkirk seemed inevitable at some point, Blues general manager Doug Armstrong detailed a timeline Tuesday in which the team was prepared to offer the defenseman a maximum eight-year contract last summer.


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Ortiz: Blues throw in the towel rather than build on last year

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 09:30:00 -0600

If you hadn’t accepted it already, the Blues are a rebuilding team just one season after they reached the Western Conference finals.


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Armstrong: Shattenkirk trade continues Blues' transition to 'newer team'

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:50:00 -0600

(Updated) Blues GM discusses the trade that sent defenseman to Washington for a young center and a No. 1 draft pick.


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Blues players sad to see Shattenkirk go

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:30:00 -0600

At the same time, they say they plan to use the loss of the high-scoring defenseman as motivation.


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Blues end long-standing Shattenkirk dilemma by trading him to Capitals

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:45:00 -0600

Blues receive center Zach Sanford and a first-round draft pick in 2017. They also trade goalie prospect Pheonix Copley to Washington for forward Brad Malone.


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Gordo: Sanford's upside key to Shattenkirk trade

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:21:00 -0600

The Blues need help up front, for this season and for the future. If Zach Sanford can provide that help, the he will make the Kevin Shattenkirk trade look good.


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BenFred: Quick thoughts on the Shattenkirk trade

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:55:00 -0600

The franchise's message became clear with this deal. Do the Blues want to make the playoffs? Sure. But their focus is the future.


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Blues lament points they let get away

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:30:00 -0600

All points in the NHL are equal, whether they come in October or whether they come in March. But the points that come at this point of the season definitely seem larger, like objects in your side-view mirror.


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Preview: Blues vs. Edmonton

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600

The Blues, who are 0-1-1 against the Oilers, haven’t gone winless against Edmonton since the 2008-09 season.


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Blues feel like Blackhawks got away with one

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:40:00 -0600

The Blues haven’t scored many goals with an extra attacker this season, but after failing late in Sunday’s 4-2 loss to Chicago, they felt like the Blackhawks got away with an unfair advantage.


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Blues trade Shattenkirk to Capitals

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:35:00 -0600

The club will receive two high draft picks and a forward in return; goalie Copley also dealt to Washington for minor-league forward.


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Blues took note of no-call late in loss to Hawks

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:57:00 -0600

A Blackhawks player threw his stick at the puck, which should have led to a penalty shot



NHL trade deadline could be quiet in St. Louis

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 07:00:00 -0600

CHICAGO • Blues general manager Doug Armstrong isn’t saying much about defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk. And unless something happens with him, it could be a quiet trade deadline, on Wednesday afternoon, for the Blues.


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Blues Insider: Who will be on protected list for expansion draft?

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:40:00 -0600

The Blues’ approach to the NHL expansion draft in 1967 was simple yet successful. They drafted as many veterans with Stanley Cup championships in their past as possible, even if they had to talk a couple out of their retirement…


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Shattenkirk understands frustration of Blues fans

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:35:00 -0600

To fans upset with Kevin Shattenkirk for preventing the Blues from making a trade that would bring back a substantial return, he understands.


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GM Armstrong, Berglund both happy he remains with Blues

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:25:00 -0600

CHICAGO • Even before Blues forward Patrik Berglund had his offensive outburst, general manager Doug Armstrong said he was looking to re-sign the veteran center.


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Hochman: Blues make the safe bet with Berglund deal

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:15:00 -0600

He's reliable on the penalty kill and has 17 goals this season, 16 of them coming in the past 30 games.


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Blues lock up Berglund with five-year extension

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:10:00 -0600

Patrik Berglund wanted to stay a Blue, and now he could end up being more of a Blue than anyone else ever.






Blues appreciate the time off but question NHL's scheduling

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:00:00 -0600

Many clubs already have had their randomly selected reprieves, which were scattered between Jan. 1-March 2.


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