Ovechkin bags 16th hat trick of NHL career

Nov 24, 2016

Ovechkin bags 16th hat trick of NHL career

Alex Ovechkin stretched out his arms in celebration, teammates mobbed him along the boards and jubilant fans launched their hats onto the ice. This was the performance they had waited to see. Ovechkin scored his first hat trick this season and 16th of his ...

Blues overcome slow start in win

Nov 23, 2016

Blues overcome slow start in win

The St. Louis Blues turned around a listless start by getting gritty in the second period. Robert Bortuzzo and Paul Stastny scored 2:12 apart in the second period, and Jake Allen had 39 saves, helping the Blues beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Tuesday ...

Blue Jackets hammer Blues

Nov 13, 2016

Blue Jackets hammer Blues

Just over a week after whipping NHL-leading Montreal 10-1, Columbus had its fans chanting “We want 10!” late in the second period Saturday night during another blowout. This one wasn’t so satisfactory to coach John Tortorella, though. Sam Gagner scored twice, Nick Foligno got ...

Oct 8, 2016

Forward Yakupov traded to Blues

The St. Louis Blues acquired Russian forward Nail Yakupov from the Edmonton Oilers on Friday for forward Zach Pochiro and a conditional draft pick next year. The No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft, the 23-year-old Yakupov had eight goals and 14 assists in ...

Pavelski fires Sharks past Blues, to 3-2 lead

May 24, 2016

Pavelski fires Sharks past Blues, to 3-2 lead

San Jose captain Joe Pavelski scored the tying and go-ahead goals to lift the Sharks to a 6-3 win at St. Louis on Monday, giving them a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals. The Sharks host Game 6 on Wednesday and are in ...

Blues down Sharks to even series

May 22, 2016

Blues down Sharks to even series

Changing goaltenders gave the St. Louis Blues a spark. Changing their style of play helped them even up the Western Conference final at two games apiece. Troy Brouwer and Kyle Brodziak each scored twice, Jake Allen stopped 31 shots in his first start of ...

Sharks seize control against Blues

May 20, 2016

Sharks seize control against Blues

For a San Jose team whose playoff struggles have often come down to running into a streaky goaltender at the wrong time, it must be nice to have the goalie making all the stops for once. Martin Jones made 22 saves in his second ...

Burns goals lead Sharks past Blues

May 18, 2016

Burns goals lead Sharks past Blues

San Jose’s Brent Burns scored the Sharks’ first two power-play goals of the NHL Western Conference finals, leading the visitors to a 2-0 victory at St. Louis on Tuesday, squaring the West finals at a game apiece. Goaltender Martin Jones stopped 26 shots for ...

Elliott helps Blues turn back Sharks

May 16, 2016

Elliott helps Blues turn back Sharks

St. Louis goaltender Brian Elliott put in a telling performance as the Blues beat San Jose 2-1 on Sunday in the opening game of their NHL Western Conference finals series. “When your goalie is your best player, it gives you a great chance of ...

Blues put away Stars in Game 7 rout

May 12, 2016

Blues put away Stars in Game 7 rout

The captain and the kid are going to the Western Conference finals with the St. Louis Blues. St. Louis did more than survive Game 7 this time. The Blues routed the top-seeded Dallas Stars 6-1 on Wednesday night to advance to their first Western ...

Backes strikes in OT to lift Blues

May 2, 2016

Backes strikes in OT to lift Blues

David Backes gave the St. Louis Blues a big gift on his 32nd birthday. There was a serenade of “Happy Birthday” for Backes from his teammates after the St. Louis captain scored off a rebound during a power play 10:58 into overtime of Game ...