BLUES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tarasenko's flawless return to the ice paying off huge for the Blues

CHICAGO -- The hand injury that caused Vladimir Tarasenko to miss the final 15 games of the regular season hasn't slowed him down one bit in his first extended opportunity in the NHL playoffs. The Blues' winger got a glimpse of the postseason as a rookie a year ago when he played just five minutes, 51 seconds in Game 4 of the Western Conference first-round series against...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

T.J. Oshie one of the NHL’s most-Googled players

T.J. Oshie is arguably the most popular skater on the Blues. In fact, he’s one of the most popular athletes in St. Louis as well. It turns out that Oshie’s popularity isn’t constricted to just St. Louis. As seen in a report from Best Tickets (compiled by On the Forecheck), Oshie is third on the list of most-Googled players in the NHL. It’s safe to say Oshie’s performance...
Via Frozen Notes
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blues must start converting more power-play chances

CHICAGO -- Through the first three games of their Western Conference first-round playoff series, the St. Louis Blues' penalty kill has been exactly what they need it to be, killing off 13 of 14 Blackhawks power-play opportunities. Unfortunately for the Blues, Chicago's penalty kill has been just as effective -- which means their power play has fizzled. The Blues ranked eighth...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steve Ott is really excited to visit an American Girl store

Steve Ott has been widely criticized in St. Louis following the trade with the Buffalo Sabres. Ott has been valuable on draws and assisted on Alexander Steen’s Game 1 winner, but he really hasn’t made an impact yet with the Blues. Despite all of this, you have to at least give Ott credit for having a personality off the ice. First, Ott joked about his horrific plus/minus. Now...
Via Frozen Notes
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Ryan Miller allows soft goal in Game 3

The loss in Game 3 was a team effort. Ryan Miller allowed the soft goal above, but he made several big saves which could have pushed the score even higher. Meanwhile, the Blues struggled to put pucks on frame despite controlling the play for nearly the whole third period. Letting this one in was bad, but fans shouldn’t be too hasty in pinning this loss on Miller.
Via Frozen Notes
1 day ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues injury updates: Who's in and out for game three

The St. Louis are in a weird position of being injured and healthy all at the same time. They enter tonight's game with a 2-0 series lead over the Chicago Blackhawks, and play their first road game of the playoffs tonight.Captain David Backes will not play in tonight's game due to an upper body injury that he suffered after being hit from behind by Brent Seabrook. It'...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Berglund's return softens the blow of Backes' absence

CHICAGO -- The St. Louis Blues won't have captain David Backes in the lineup for Game 3 against the Blackhawks tonight, but they will get center Patrik Berglund back. "Berglund's in, he's playing," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said following the team's skate Monday morning. "Feels good, he's ready to go." Berglund, who was centering a line with...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Captain David Backes Ruled Out For Game 3 Of Blues-Blackhawks Series

The St. Louis Blues will be without their first-line center for Game 3 of the team’s first-round playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night. David Backes has been ruled out after taking a vicious head shot from Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook in Game 2. The NHL suspended Seabrook three games for the hit. Backes is out tonight, Berglund is in. #stlblues...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues’ David Backes ruled out for Game 3

St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock announced that David Backes will not play in Game 3 of the Western Conference First Round series against the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday. But the Blues will get center Patrick Berglund back. Hitchcock said Berglund will play tonight. Backes won’t. #WeAllBleedBlue — St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) April 21, 2014 “We want to win, they want...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Duncan Keith: "Wakey Wakey, Backes!" - Game #2 WCQF 2014

Yesterday evening, Blues forward David Backes was hit hard by Blackhawks defensemen Brent Seabrook. While Backes was getting helped off the ice, it can be seen that Chicago's Duncan Keith is taunting the injured St. Louis captain, shouting "Wakey Wakey Backes!" Keith better have a very, very good excuse for these comments. Otherwise this is a classless act on his part...
Via Talk Hockey
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Player Taunts “Wakey Wakey” At Dazed David Backes After Illegal Hit

In case you missed it yesterday, David Backes took a massive hit from Brent Seabrook towards the end of Game 2 in St. Louis on Saturday afternoon. The Blues forward was extremely shaken up by the hit, which earned Seabrook a game misconduct, and had trouble staying on his feet as a scrum ensued around him. As pointed out by Dave Lozo of Bleacher Report, it appears that an unidentified...
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues fan flashes her boobs during overtime (Video)

Just as the St. Louis Blues were battling with the Chicago Blackhawks in overtime of Game 2 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series, one fan decided she was going to reach deep down inside her to provide the hometown team the inspiration they needed to close out the game. Yes, one female fan gave […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Steen, Blues beat Blackhawks in 3rd OT

Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues the 4-3 victory and a 1-0 series lead over the Chicago Blackhawks. Ryan Miller made 39 saves and shut the Blackhawks down after Patrick Kane scored on a breakaway to put Chicago up 3-2 late in the first period. “It stings right now, obviously,” said Kane, per NHL.com. “I think the big...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alexander Steen scores goal in triple-OT for Blues win

getty images Alexander Steen of the St. Louis Blues scored a game winning goal in the third overtime of Thursday’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks. The game was tired 3-3 after regulation and featured numerous scoring attempts prior to Steen’s goal. Relive Steen’s goal below: Game 2 of the series will be on Saturday at 3:00 pm ET on NBC.
Via Tireball.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reason to hope: More than any Blues team in years, this group was built for the playoffs

ST. LOUIS -- Bernie Federko has been around the block for a while. He spent 13 of his 14 NHL seasons with the St. Louis Blues. His No. 24 sweater was retired in 1991 and hangs from the rafters at Scottrade Center. The Hockey Hall of Famer (Class of 2002) even has a statue outside the rink. He's now in his 17th season broadcasting Blues games. So, yeah, Federko has seen a little...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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