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Blues' Brodziak can't be certain he'll be back

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 04:45:00 -0500

Kyle Brodziak has been around long enough to know that being around a long time can be a problem in the NHL.

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Blues assign prospect Kyrou to AHL's Chicago Wolves for playoffs

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:20:00 -0500

One of the organization's top prospects, Kyrou had just completed a highly-successful junior season for the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League.

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So-so record at Scottrade a big factor in Blues missing playoffs

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:15:00 -0500

The House of Blues wasn’t so intimidating for visiting teams this season. The Blues went 24-17 for 48 points at Scottrade Center, their worst home record since the 2009-10 campaign, when the team went 18-18-5.

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Ortiz: Armstrong vocal in support of Jake Allen

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 03:55:00 -0500

Blues general manager has one eye on the future and another on the Blues’ immediate, disappointing past.

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Challenge for Vince Dunn: Avoid sophomore slump with Blues

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 05:20:00 -0500

If the Blues gave a rookie of the year award within the franchise, the obvious winner would be defenseman Vince Dunn.

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Will free agent Hutton stay with the Blues or will he go?

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:05:00 -0500

This season, he took a big step toward proving he can be a No. 1 goalie as he was thrown into fairly regular duty by Jake Allen’s midseason slump.

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Minority interest in Blues up for sale

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 18:30:00 -0500

Sports Capital Holdings, the group once headed by Dave Checketts, retained a share of the Blues when the team was sold to Tom Stillman's group in 2012.

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Blues end with a bang in ratings; more Rams on local TV this year?

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:20:00 -0500

The Blues went out with a whimper on the ice Saturday, losing 5-2 to Colorado in a game that would have propelled them into the playoffs had they won — or even lost in overtime or a shootout.

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No longer 'elite,' Blues confront a lengthy offseason to-do list

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 01:20:00 -0500

With a run of six consecutive playoff berths, one of the longest runs in the NHL, the Blues had reached a level of consistency that set them apart from much of the rest of the league. Not anymore.

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County Port Authority to pay $2 million to fund Blues practice facility

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 23:45:00 -0500

The contribution comes as Maryland Heights has taken over a project St. Louis County originally wanted to build in Creve Coeur Lake Park.

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Photos: Blues head out for the offseason

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 14:02:00 -0500

The Blues' season ended unseasonably early this year, missing out on the playoffs for the first time in seven years. The players cleaned out their lockers Tuesday and said their goodbyes before heading for the off-season. Photos by J.B. Forbes,…

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Gordo: This offseason, Blues must focus on adding firepower

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 04:15:00 -0500

That’s the starting point for discussing the 2018-19 season and beyond. The Blues scored the eighth-fewest goals in the NHL, which is ridiculous for a team that spent to the NHL salary cap on talent.

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Blues done for season, but prospects play on

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 00:10:00 -0500

Robert Thomas, a first-round pick last summer, has been hot in the playoffs after a strong regular season in the Ontario Hockey League.

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Blues notebook: Yeo named to Team Canada staff

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 23:55:00 -0500

Also, Blues have (slim) chance of improving first-round position in draft lottery later this month.

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Ortiz: After giving up at trade deadline, Armstrong must share blame for Blues' struggles

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 23:50:00 -0500

Blues GM is paid to look at the big picture, and he decided it made more sense to plan for the future at the trade deadline in late February. A few players left behind, however, resented that he essentially gave…

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Ortiz: Allen's failures lead to Blues missing playoffs

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 06:20:00 -0500

Although it may be unfair to place all the blame or credit on one player, goalie Jake Allen could and should have made life much easier for his teammates. He must accept responsibility for the Blues’ failure to reach the…

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'Wild year' ends with Blues collapsing at finish line

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0500

Early injury to Tarasenko and a game-turning goal for the Avs that was a gift from NHL replay officials factor into the Blues' season-ending loss.

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Blues notebook: Berglund flourished down the stretch

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 23:40:00 -0500

Veteran forward played his best hockey of the season following late-February benching.

No playoffs: Blues season ends with 5-2 loss to Colorado

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 20:02:00 -0500

Tarasenko misses most of the game with upper-body injury as team can't get tie it needs to secure trip to the playoffs

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Playoffs or bust tonight for Blues

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 14:00:00 -0500

Blues advance to playoffs with a victory, or if they merely take the game into overtime tonight against Colorado.

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Bounce-back Blues take season down to the wire

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 11:30:00 -0500

Friday's 4-1 win at Chicago won’t mean a thing if the Blues lose Game 82 in regulation on Saturday night to Stan Kroenke’s Avalanche. A win or even an OT loss at Colorado gets St. Louis in the playoffs for…

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Preview: Blues at Chicago

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:30:00 -0500

On March 18 at the United Center, the Blues overcame a two-goal deficit to defeat the Blackhawks 5-4 in overtime.

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Hochman: Blues blew it as a team — but Allen was especially soft

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 10:00:00 -0500

Jake Allen won the Blues a playoff series last year, but the goalie’s performance Wednesday in an unfathomable loss to the Blackhawks might have prevented the Blues from making the playoffs this year.

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Butler back in Blues lineup; Soshnikov sits

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 13:04:00 -0500

Goalie Jake Allen makes his 14th consecutive start tonight against Blackhawks.

Dunn's rough outing is a teaching moment

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:55:00 -0500

Rookie defenseman Vince Dunn has had some quality games for the Blues as he has made his way through his first NHL playoff chase.

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Ortiz: Blues need to be driven by fear factor

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:15:00 -0500

Some teams can be frozen by fear. Others can be motivated by it. The Blues must strike a healthy balance and push themselves out of a funk that threatens to derail their playoff hopes.

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Blues control their destiny, but Blackhawks aim to take down rivals

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:10:00 -0500

If the Blues left Scottrade Center feeling down after their 4-2 loss to the Washington Capitals put their playoff chances in doubt, they were feeling a lot better when they arrived at the IceZone in Hazelwood for practice on Tuesday.

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Blues crumble when it counts, put themselves into difficult situation

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 05:15:00 -0500

At a time the number of games they can afford to lose and still make the Stanley Cup playoffs is small and getting smaller, the Blues inexplicably came out flat to start the second period Monday night and paid the…

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Reinke out, Butler and Thompson in, against Capitals

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 13:31:00 -0500

Yeo goes with veteran defenseman Butler against high-scoring Washington. Thompson replaces Upshall, who's out for season with lacerated kidney,

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Ortiz: Blues must atone soon for stunning setback

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:35:00 -0500

The Blues have no time to dwell on their latest humiliating defeat. There’s so much at stake Monday night at Scottrade Center, the focus must be on the Washington Capitals and finishing the season with a strong push.

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Hochman: Blues must bounce back or be bounced

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 05:20:00 -0500

Four games left: Monday against Washington. Wednesday against Chicago. Will that be the last time St. Louis sees its Blues on ice until the fall? The final two games are Friday at Chicago and, perfectly, Saturday at Colorado, one of…

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Blues lay a big egg in 6-0 loss to lowly Coyotes

Sun, 01 Apr 2018 06:20:00 -0500

If the Blues hit a bump Friday in Las Vegas in their quest to make the playoffs, they ran into a wall Saturday in greater Phoenix.

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Ortiz: Despite difficulties, Blues' Yeo keeps the faith

Sun, 01 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0500

Considering that he joined an organization in transition, Blues coach Mike Yeo should probably not have been surprised by the dramatic valleys and highs of his 14 months at the helm.

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Blues' winning streak ends, but they earn a valuable point

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 08:30:00 -0500

With just five games left in the regular season, the Blues still have work to do to avoid missing the playoffs for the first time in seven seasons. They left Las Vegas with the second wild-card spot in the Western…

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Ortiz: Blues' youngsters making an impact

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 12:20:00 -0500

A year ago, Vince Dunn and Tage Thompson were busy helping the Chicago Wolves make the AHL playoffs. Now the two Blues rookies are focused on helping the Blues reach the Stanley Cup playoffs

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Preview: Blues at Vegas

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 23:50:00 -0500

At 48-22-7, good for 103 points, the Knights hold a five-point lead over San Jose atop the Pacific Division and have the fifth-best record in the NHL.

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Newest Blues are fresh from college

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 09:45:00 -0500

Nolan Stevens suddenly finds himself thrust into an unusual position. The young Blues forward, just signed after finishing his college career at Northeastern, now finds himself going head to head with his father.

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College signees take to the ice for first time as Blues

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 13:12:00 -0500

Stevens, Reinke join team while much of squad rests up for big finish to season; also, your guide to NHL tiebreakers

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Red-hot Blues come from behind again to win

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:20:00 -0500

OT win over Sharks sends fans at Scottrade into fits of delirium not seen in a while. And a Blues team that looked on its way to not making the playoffs suddenly finds itself with a six-game winning streak and…

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Hutton returns to Blues — but Allen is hot

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 11:00:00 -0500

In the thick of a tight battle for one of the final playoff spots in the Western Conference, the Blues got the best goalie in the NHL, statistically speaking, back on Monday. Carter Hutton, who had been out with a…

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Blues' win moves them back into wild-card spot for now

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 09:30:00 -0500

COLUMBUS, OHIO • The Blues finally climbed the hill. Barely. Out of a playoff position since Feb. 24, they moved into the second-wild card spot Saturday with a season-best fifth consecutive win, cooling off the red-hot Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1…

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Gunnarsson's injury leaves Blues thin on defense

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 23:55:00 -0500

Jordan Schmaltz steps into the lineup with Gunnarsson out for the year with knee injury.

Blues beat Columbus 2-1, climb back into playoff slot

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 18:22:00 -0500

Steen and Tarasenko scores and Allen makes 33 saves as they win fifth straight and snap Blue Jackets' win streak at 10

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Schmaltz replaces Gunnarsson in lineup

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 17:13:00 -0500

Gunnarsson suffered season-ending knee injury Friday against Vancouver.

Blues win without their best effort, keep pace in wild-card race

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 04:45:00 -0500

Vladimir Tarasenko returned and scored a goal in the 4-1 win over the Canucks, but the Blues lost defenseman Carl Gunnarsson for the season to a torn ACL in his left knee.

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