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  • Blues' Ivan Barbashev will not receive supplementary discipline

    ABC7 "Blues forward Ivan Barbashev will not receive any supplemental discipline from the NHL Department of Player Safety after a high hit that helped take Sharks forward Tomas Hertl out of Game 5 of the Western Conference finals, according to a source. In the first period, Barbashev..." May 20

  • Decades of Blues frustration coming to an end as Sharks’ seem to deepen

    Sportsnet "By the end of Sunday’s game, which felt a lot like the end of their season, the San Jose Sharks’ bench was depleted. So were their spirits. The St. Louis Blues, who joined the National Hockey League in 1967 but have never won a championship, clubbed the Sharks 5-0 to take..." May 20

  • GM Doug Armstrong’s roster overhaul has Blues on verge of Stanley Cup Final

    Pro Hockey Talk "After blowing out the San Jose Sharks on Sunday afternoon in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final, the St. Louis Blues moved one step closer to their first Stanley Cup Final appearance in nearly 50 years. Given where this team was just a few months ago (when it was at the bottom of the..." May 20

  • Blues' Vince Dunn out for Game 5

    Sporting News "The Blues will continue to be without key defenseman Vince Dunn when they face the Sharks in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Sunday. Coach Craig Berube announced Saturday that Dunn will miss another game. He's considered day to day with an upper-body injury after leaving..." May 19

  • How the Blues pulled off one of the NHL's greatest turnarounds

    Sportsnet "In early January, the St. Louis Blues had seemingly reached their breaking point, which coincided with the exact mid-point of the 2018–19 season. Their record stood at 17–20–4, on pace for 76 points, which would be the team’s worst 82-game record since 2005–06...." May 19

  • Blues have reasons to be confident in Game 5 against Sharks "The St. Louis Blues are confident heading back on the road for Game 5 of the Western Conference Final against the San Jose Sharks on Sunday at SAP Center (3 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS). The best-of-7 series is tied 2-2 after the Blues defeated the Sharks 2-1 in Game 4 on..." May 19

  • Sharks will be 'ready to go' against Blues in Game 5 "The San Jose Sharks aren't concerned about the early start time against the St. Louis Blues for Game 5 of the Western Conference Final at SAP Center on Sunday (3 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS). The best-of-7 series is tied 2-2. "We've started at every possible..." May 18

  • Jordan Binnington's ability to bounce back key for Blues "Usually in a 2-1 game, you'd look directly toward the goaltenders for storylines. Martin Jones of the San Jose Sharks and Jordan Binnington of the St. Louis Blues each had a solid performance, but Game 4 was actually more of a tactical battle, one where chances against were limited and..." May 18

  • Jay Bouwmeester’s role as shutdown veteran helping Blues in Cup quest

    Sportsnet "Jay Bouwmeester is one of those never-did guys. He never did become a dominant player in the National Hockey League. Never did win the Norris Trophy (or even finish in the top-10 in balloting), never did turn into a driver of offence from the blue line, never did win a Stanley Cup. At..." May 18

  • Vladimir Tarasenko getting in gear for Blues entering Game 4 against Sharks "Vladimir Tarasenko is starting to find his stride for the St. Louis Blues against the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference Final. The forward, who led the Blues in goals for the fifth consecutive season with 33, has one point in three straight Stanley Cup Playoff games (one goal,..." May 17

  • Bruins will play Sharks or Blues in Stanley Cup Final "The Boston Bruins advanced to the Stanley Cup Final and will play the San Jose Sharks or St. Louis Blues. Boston defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 4-0 in Game 4 on Thursday to sweep the Eastern Conference Final and advance to the Cup Final for the first time since 2013, when it lost to..." May 17

  • Armstrong, Sweeney, Waddell finalists for GM of the Year

    TSN "St. Louis Blues’ Doug Armstrong, Boston Bruins’ Don Sweeney and Carolina Hurricanes’ Don Waddell were announced as the finalists for the NHL’s general manager of the year award on Thursday. The St. Louis Blues posted a 45-28-9 record this season, finishing..." May 17

  • St .Louis Blues Vince Dunn Day-to-Day

    Last Word On Hockey "The St. Louis Blues announced that defenseman Vince Dunn is considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Head coach Craig Berube made the announcement on Thursday morning. Dunn took a shot of his face in the first period of Game 3 vs the San Jose..." May 16

  • Five-alarm fire: NHL playoffs show officiating, review process need significant overhaul

    USA Today "It’s no longer a question of whether the NHL should look at how the game is officiated. The question is: How could they not? This year’s Stanley Cup playoffs has provided overwhelming evidence that significant changes are required. What happened Wednesday, when..." May 16

  • Blues incensed after no-call in OT loss to Sharks

    ESPN "The four officials huddled by the penalty box. Most of the San Jose Sharks had retreated to the dressing room, believing that Erik Karlsson's goal at 5:23 of overtime had given them a Game 3 win and a 2-1 series lead in the Western Conference finals. None of the St...." May 16

  • Alex Pietrangelo remains under-the-radar star for Blues

    Pro Hockey Talk "The playoffs set the stage for unlikely heroes, and also for superstars to be superstars. Sometimes, there are also those moments when someone more under-the-radar draws more mainstream attention. Strangely enough, St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo‘s..." May 15

  • Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo plays unlikely hero

    ESPN "Robert Bortuzzo wasn't the only star for the St. Louis Bluesin their 4-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. He's just the only one they wanted to talk about. Oh, they mentioned..." May 14

  • How 'Play Gloria' has become the rallying cry of the St. Louis Blues

    Sporting News "Jan. 7 is a significant date in St. Louis Blues lore. It's the day Jordan Binnington made his first start in 2019. It's also the day everything changed for a team that was last in the NHL just a few days prior. But there's another date that is on the same level - Jan. 6, the night..." May 11

  • Doug Armstrong On Blues Coaching Candidates: “A List Of One”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In the span of just a few months, Craig Berube has completely turned around the St. Louis Blues and has them through to the Western Conference Final. He’s done all of that under the title of interim head coach, without any declaration from the front office that tag would be removed at the..." May 10

  • Artemi Panarin tops 2019 Free Agent Frenzy class

    TSN "The Bread Man is going to make cake. Artemi Panarin delivered the goods despite a circus swirling around him in Columbus, leading the Blue Jackets to the best season in franchise history. Now, after fulfilling his contract, he’ll head to free agency as the No. 1..." May 10

  • Carl Gunnarsson's status uncertain for Blues opener in San Jose

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After playing in the last two games of the Winnipeg series, and then all seven contests in Round 2 against Dallas, there’s some uncertainty regarding Carl Gunnarsson’s status for the Western Conference finals against San Jose. The last of Gunnarsson’s 26 shifts in..." May 10

  • St. Louis Blues advance to Western Conference Final powered by grinding style "The St. Louis Blues will play in the Western Conference Final for the first time since 2016 and will play either the Colorado Avalanche or San Jose Sharks after a seven-game win against the Dallas Stars in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Blues, who defeated the..." May 08

  • St. Louis Blues will play San Jose Sharks or Colorado Avalanche in Western Conference Final "The St. Louis Blues advanced to the Western Conference Final and will play the San Jose Sharks or Colorado Avalanche. St. Louis defeated the Dallas Stars 2-1 in double overtime in Game 7 on Tuesday to end that second-round Stanley Cup Playoff series and advance to the conference final..." May 08

  • Blues hero Pat Maroon celebrates with superfan Jon Hamm after Game 7 goal

    Larry Brown Sports "Pat Maroon was the hero for the Blues in their 2-1 Game 7 win over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday and then celebrated with one of the team’s most famous fans. Maroon scored the game-winning goal in double overtime to send St Louis to the Western Conference..." May 08

  • St. Louis Blues want to 'put the noise behind us and play' Game 7 against Dallas Stars "The St. Louis Blues have been more successful on the road than at home in the Stanley Cup Playoffs this season. So how are they going to approach Game 7 of the Western Conference Second Round against the Dallas Stars at Enterprise Center on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC,..." May 06

  • Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop injured on shot, and St. Louis Blues score while he is down

    USA Today "Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop is a finalist for the Vezina Trophy and a major reason why his team was one victory away from a trip to the Western Conference heading into Sunday afternoon's game. And he was keeping his team in Game 6 at home, trailing 2-1 in the third period when..." May 06

  • Blues confident they can avoid elimination against Stars in Game 6 "Tyler Bozak doesn't consider it anything new. The St. Louis Blues forward looks at everything the team has been through this season, from a bad regular-season start to a coaching change to how much ground they had to make up to get into the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Facing elimination..." May 05

  • The St. Louis Blues are close to eliminating themselves from the playoffs

    The Sports Daily "The St. Louis Blues were on a roll. They eliminated the Winnipeg Jets and jumped out to a 2-1 series lead in the second round against the Dallas Stars. Then the 2017-18 Blues showed up and rained on the party. Now, the Blues are one loss from elimination and are playing some of their..." May 04

  • Jakub Jerabek Returns To KHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After two seasons bouncing around North America, Jakub Jerabek has decided to return to the KHL. The defenseman is technically still under contract with the St. Louis Blues, but that didn’t stop the KHL from tweeting out that he has signed a one-year contract with Podolsk Vityaz, his..." May 02

  • Maroon lives out childhood dream by scoring winner for Blues in Game 3 "Pat Maroon dreamed of this moment as a kid playing for the St. Louis AAA Blues. He'd close his eyes and imagine he was Brett Hull, Adam Oates, Brendan Shanahan or one of the other elite Blues players of yesteryear, scoring the winning goal in a Stanley Cup Playoff game for his hometown..." April 30

  • Blues Bench Doused in Beer by Stars Fan During Game 3

    12 Up "INCOMING! One Dallas Stars fan may have had a little too much to drink and wasted one of his $15 beers by throwing it towards the Blues bench, soaking the players and coaches. April 30

  • The Blues need to maintain their discipline against the Dallas Stars

    The Sports Daily "The St. Louis Blues were able to turn their season around through hard work, a resilient attitude and an incredible amount of disciplined hockey. That same approach led to some early playoff success against the Winnipeg Jets and needs to be reiterated following two games against the Dallas..." April 28

  • Pettersson, Binnington, Dahlin voted finalists for Calder Trophy "Jordan Binnington of the St. Louis Blues, Rasmus Dahlin of the Buffalo Sabres and Elias Pettersson of the Vancouver Canucks were named finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy on Saturday. The award is given annually to the best rookie in the NHL. The winner will be announced at the..." April 27

  • Fabbri feeling healthy, hopes to keep producing for Blues in Game 2 "The road to health has been a long and at times arduous journey for Robby Fabbri. But the St. Louis Blues forward is looking for more good times against the Dallas Stars in Game 2 of the Western Conference Second Round at Enterprise Center on Saturday (3 p.m. ET; NBC, SN,..." April 26

  • Berube, Cooper, Trotz are the 2019 Jack Adams Award finalists

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL announced on Friday the three finalists for the 2019 Jack Adams Awards, which is awarded to the head coach who has “contributed the most to his team’s success.” Craig Berube of the St. Louis Blues, Jon Cooper of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and Barry Trotz..." April 26

  • Blues rested, relaxed heading into second round against Stars "The St. Louis Blues proclaimed themselves ready for the opening face-off in the Western Conference Second Round against the Dallas Stars after getting the proper time to rest and reload. Game 1 of the best-of-7 series is at Enterprise Center on Thursday (9:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN,..." April 24

  • Stars gird for challenge of Binnington, Blues in second round "The Dallas Stars have not been surprised by the standout play of St. Louis Blues rookie goalie Jordan Binnington, who they will face in Game 1 of the best-of-7 Western Conference Second Round at Enterprise Center on Thursday (9:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVAS). "I actually trained..." April 24

  • Schwartz finds playoff success with Blues after struggling during season "No matter how few goals Jaden Schwartz scored during the regular season, it never diminished his work ethic. The St. Louis Blues forward had 36 points (11 goals, 25 assists) in 69 games this season, and he went through a 22-game stretch without a goal. A popular player in..." April 21

  • Blues will play Predators or Stars in Western Second Round

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "The St. Louis Blues advanced to the Western Conference Second Round and will play the Nashville Predators or Dallas Stars. The Blues defeated the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 in Game 6 on Saturday to end that first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series. The Stars lead the Predators 3-2 in..." April 21

  • Blues advanced in playoffs sparked by Binnington, line changes "The St. Louis Blues advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the third time in four seasons with a six-game win in the best-of-7 Western Conference First Round against the Winnipeg Jets. St. Louis became the first home team to win in the series, 3-2 in Game 6. The..." April 21

  • Blues look to eliminate Jets with elusive home victory in Game 6 "The St. Louis Blues can eliminate the Winnipeg Jets in Game 6 of the Western Conference First Round at Enterprise Center on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS2, FS-MW), but to do so they will have to buck a trend. The Blues, who lead the best-of-7 series 3-2 will try to become..." April 20

  • Hellebuyck on GWG: 'Lucky pinballs'

    TSN "The St. Louis Blues took a 3-2 series lead over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday after Jaden Schwartz tipped Tyler Bozak's centreing pass past Connor Hellebuyck with 15 seconds left in the third period. Schwartz's goal completed the Blues' comeback after they entered the..." April 19

  • Why Brayden Schenn’s controversial goal call was the right call

    Sportsnet "The St. Louis Blues defeated the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 Thursday night in controversial fashion to take a 3-2 advantage in their first-round playoff series. According to many of the Jets faithful, one of those pivotal Blues goals shouldn’t have counted. With Winnipeg..." April 19

  • Barkov, O'Reilly, Monahan nominated for Lady Byng

    Yahoo! Sports "Next up in the NHL’s 2018-19 awards announcements is the Lady Byng Trophy, which is awarded “to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.” The nominees, who are voted..." April 19

  • Bergeron, O’Reilly, Stone are the 2019 Selke Trophy finalists

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s awards season! The NHL has begun to roll out the nominees for the 2018-19 awards beginning with the Selke Trophy, which is awarded “to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game.” The nominees, who are voted for by members of the..." April 17

  • Fighting in the NHL is brutish and outdated, and needs to be banned

    USA Today "Yet another NHL player has been seriously hurt because Gary Bettman insists on fighting a losing game. Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov is in the concussion protocol and likely to miss Game 4 of the playoffs Thursday night, an outcome just about anybody could..." April 17

  • Binnington looks to bounce back for Blues against Jets in Game 4 "If history is any indication, rookie goalie Jordan Binnington will have a strong bounce-back game for the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of the Western Conference First Round against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday (9:30 p.m. ET; CNBC, TVAS, SN, FS-MW). For the first time in his NHL career,..." April 15

  • Blues expecting more desperation from Jets in Game 3 "The St. Louis Blues will not take their series lead against the Winnipeg Jets for granted as they prepare for Game 3 of the Western Conference First Round at Enterprise Center on Sunday (7:30 p.m. ET; CNBC, CBC, SN, TVAS2, FS-MW). The Blues, who won Game 1 2-1 on Wednesday and Game 2..." April 14

  • Jets not worried about losing first two games of Western series to Blues "The Winnipeg Jets say there's no reason to worry, but their odds are going down fast in the Western Conference First Round against the St. Louis Blues. The Jets lost 4-3 in Game 2 at Bell MTS Place on Friday to fall behind 2-0 in the best-of-7 series. Game 3 is at St. Louis on..." April 13

  • Tyler Bozak thriving with Blues, cheering on Maple Leafs from afar

    Sportsnet "Tyler Bozak hopped off the St. Louis Blues charter flight on Saturday, kissed his wife when he arrived home, and then settled in for an afternoon with a three-year-old and a nine-month-old — like any dad on any day. And you know what else he had planned on Saturday that made him..." April 13