Video: Everyone’s favorite new hockey fan was on Good Morning America

It’s been a crazy ride for Anthony Holmes, AKA Tony X. One moment he’s discovering hockey and live Tweeting about it, and the next he’s the focus of articles in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and making an appearance on Good Morning America. WATCH: Twitter user @soIoucity goes viral for hockey live-tweets; gets surprise from @StLouisBlues, @HOFBlues16
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Elliott one of several keys to Blues' breakthrough

ST. LOUIS -- Looking for reasons why the St. Louis Blues were able to break through and win a playoff series for the first time since 2012, it's easy to start at goaltender.Brian Elliott was among the NHL's best in the regular season, and though the Blues have a second starting-caliber goalie in Jake Allen, he never gave coach Ken Hitchcock a reason to even consider a change during...
Via Associated Press
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fun facts about the surge in demand for Blues merchandise

The St. Louis Blues appear to be growing in popularity in a big, big way. Aside from ratings records over on Fox Sports Midwest, the Blues are a hit when it comes to merchandise. Gear is flying off of the virtual shelves and there’s some pretty impressive stats to back it up. Thanks to our friends over at Fanatics, we now know just how popular the Blues have been since the playoffs...
Via Frozen Notes
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Blues vs. Stars

VitalsDallas: 50-23-9 regular season, 4-2-0 in six games played in Round 1St. Louis: 49-24-9 regular season, 4-3-0 in seven games played in Round 1Season SeriesSt. Louis won four in the five-game regular-season series, including two victories in overtime and one in the shootout.Playoff HistoryDallas and St. Louis last met in the second round of the playoffs in 2001. The Blues completed...
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Vote to place Vladimir Tarasenko on the cover of NHL 17

Once again hockey fans are being called on to select the player who will grace the cover of the upcoming NHL video game title from EA. This year a total of eight players are in the running including Vladimir Tarasenko of the Blues. It’s difficult to get excited for the vote considering EA has been criticized for having a loophole which mostly lets them choose whichever player they’d...
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St. Louis Blues Fans Oh What a Night

photo courtesy of Although it took seven hard fought games Monday night the series would end with one of the biggest victories in the history of the St. Louis Blues franchise. First off I would like to get something off my chest “I told you so”. For those of you that did not read my last post go back and look at my prediction for Monday night’s game against...
Via STLSportsMinute
1 day ago

The Balance of Power – A Key to the Blues’ Playoff Success

The first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs haven’t been very kind to the St. Louis Blues in recent years. Finally, they’ve made the step many have expected them to take, and did it against an excellent Chicago team. It may have taken seven games, but the hockey team from The Gateway City came together to prove they’re more than a “one and done” type of team this season...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

St. Louis Blues Prepared to Take the Next Step

The St. Louis Blues’ win over the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks was the team’s first Game 7 win since 1999 and marks the first time St. Louis will advance to the second round in four years.  The Blues were eliminated in the first round the past three seasons by a 2-4 margin.  In 2013, the defending champion Los Angeles Kings sent them packing, while the defending champion...
Via The Sports Journal
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Blues organist trolls Blackhawks by playing ‘Chelsea Dagger’ (vid)

The St. Louis Blues finally broke out of the first-round slump that has been plaguing the organization for years courtesy of a thrilling 3-2 Game 7 victory in front of its hometown fans in Scottrade Center. To help celebrate the moment — not to mention rub some salt in the wounds of the eliminated Blackhawks — the organist at the arena briefly played The Fratellis’ “Chelsea...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Luck shifts in favor of the Blues

ST. LOUIS, MO – APRIL 25: Troy Brouwer #36 of the St. Louis Blues celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Seven of the Western Conference First Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 25, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri. The blues beat the Blackhawks 3-2 to win the series. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat...
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Blues' celebration has been a long time coming

ST. LOUIS -- After the final horn and before the ceremonial handshakes, some St. Louis Blues players did a little ice dancing.Deservedly so. This celebration was a long, long time coming.It's early in the playoffs, but there's reason for exuberance after they eliminated the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in Game 7 of their first-round Western Conference series...
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The Blues advance to Round Two, and it could be the start of a special run in St. Louis

The St. Louis Blues are a long way from winning the Stanley Cup, but it can’t be understated just how big the 3-2 victory in Monday’s Game 7 was. The mantra in St. Louis for the better part of the week, and maybe for the duration of the first-round series, was that this time things were going to be different. This time the Blues weren’t going to fall apart, they were going...
Via The Hockey News
2 days ago

Blues Rule! St. Louis Knocks Off Champs

Troy Brouwer tapped in his own rebound to snap a third-period tie and the St. Louis Blues advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in four seasons, eliminating the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, 3-2, in Game 7.
Via Sports On Earth
2 days ago

Ken Hitchcock on Tarasenko’s ice time beef: 'I love it'

Vladimir Tarasenko was not a happy camper following Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock’s inexplicable decision to play him less than 17 minutes in St. Louis’ Game 6 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. Hitchcock is apparently good with his star scorer’s anger, telling Craig Custance of he’s a big fan of Tarasenko’s rage. “That’s what happens when you’ve got a guy...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The St. Louis Blues need a hero for Game 7

The St. Louis Blues get to play Game 7 in their own stomping grounds, which sometimes can make a huge difference. However, against the Chicago Blackhawks, who have made the Western Conference finals three years in a row and swiped all of the momentum in this series, there should be no such thing as overconfidence in St. Louis. St. Louis had a 3-1 lead after winning twice in Chicago...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Hitchcock sounds delusional, calls Game 7 the best case scenario

The Blues had opportunities to close out the series against the Blackhawks with a win in Game 5 at home or a win on the road in Game 6. Both opportunities were wasted which now forces the worst case scenario – Game 7 back in St. Louis. Though Ken Hitchcock sounds pretty happy about things. Game 7 is best case scenario for Blues according to Hitchcock.
Via Frozen Notes
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Power outage knocks out ending of Blackhawks-Blues in St. Louis

The St. Louis Blues were hoping to celebrate a series-clinching win Saturday night as the team was in Chicago for Game 6 of their Western Conference Quarterfinal series against the Blackhawks up 3-2. And things were looking good in the first period as the Blues jumped out to a 3-1 lead, but things went quickly downhill as Chicago scored five goals in the last two periods forcing...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ken Hitchcock gets earful from Vladimir Tarasenko

Vladimir Tarasenko is one of the best forwards in the NHL and he makes it known almost every time he steps on the ice. With the Blues preparing to choke up another big series lead, you’d think Tarasenko would receive plenty of ice time. That hasn’t been the case and he appears to be pretty fed up with head coach Ken Hitchcock. At end of 2nd period looks like Blues' Vladimir...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pietrangelo on Game 6: 'It's going to be fun to win it in Chicago'

Providing bulletin board material for the defending Stanley Cup champions who just staved off elimination doesn't seem wise. Whether it's confidence or arrogance, though, Alex Pietrangelo doesn't mind having to head back to the United Center for Game 6 on Saturday night."It's going to be fun to win it in Chicago," the St. Louis defenseman boasted.It's true that the Blues won Games...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Shaw suspended one game, fined $5,000 by NHL

The NHL has acted quickly regarding Andrew Shaw’s behavior on Tuesday night, fining the Blackhawks forward $5,000 and suspending him for Chicago’s Game 5 matchup with the St. Louis Blues on Thursday. Blackhawks’ Andrew Shaw suspended one game, fined $5,000. — NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 20, 2016 During Game...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: Have they broken through?

The St. Louis Blues have had a history of falling apart early in the playoffs. It is perhaps one of the main culprits to their inability to win the Stanley Cup over the past 50 years. So it would not have been an astounding surprise to see the Chicago Blackhawks take control the series. Even though the Blues were more successful during the regular season, it is still extraordinary...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis coffee drinkers, Blues fans unwillingly supporting Chicago Blackhawks

The St. Louis Blues currently lead the Chicago Blackhawks 1-0 in their best-of-seven first-round NHL Playoffs series. But despite the Blues’ early advantage, some St. Louis fans are unwillingly supporting the Blackhawks while drinking their coffee. KMOV in St. Louis reported Thursday that a local Dunkin’ Donuts chain in Kirkwood, Missouri, about 13 miles from downtown St...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL postseason opening round quick hits: Blackhawks vs. Blues

VitalsChicago: (47-26-9) 3rd in Central DivisionSt. Louis: (49-24-9) 2nd in Central DivisionSeason SeriesAll three of St. Louis’ wins in the five-game season series came in overtime. Vladimir Tarasenko scored the game-winner in two of those games.Looking at the MatchupThis is easily one of the most intriguing duels in the first round. The Blues battled a plethora of injuries throughout...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

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