Blackhawks oust Blues with win

Apr 28, 2014

Blackhawks oust Blues with win

First, it was Jonathan Toews on a power play, and then Patrick Sharp got loose on a breakaway. Andrew Shaw tipped one home, and it was all over. One dazzling stretch for the Chicago Blackhawks put an end to their tight first-round series against ...

Toews shot sinks Blues

Apr 26, 2014

Toews shot sinks Blues

Jonathan Toews caught the St. Louis Blues’ defense napping after the Chicago Blackhawks got a lucky carom. Just like that, the puck was in the net and the defending Stanley Cup champions were in command of the first-round series. “I wasn’t even sure where ...

Steen's goal gives Blues 3OT victory over Blackhawks

Apr 18, 2014

Steen's goal gives Blues 3OT victory over Blackhawks

The St. Louis Blues went the distance, and then some, to get the jump on the defending Stanley Cup champions. Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to cap the longest playoff game in franchise history and give the Blues a ...

Capitals keep hopes alive

Apr 9, 2014

Capitals keep hopes alive

Alex Ovechkin took his place in the NHL record book and helped the Washington Capitals keep pace in the playoff race. Ovechkin became the 11th player in NHL history to score 50 or more goals in a season five times and added two assists ...

Blackhawks claim third straight win

Apr 7, 2014

Blackhawks claim third straight win

The Chicago Blackhawks are taking a more direct approach to generating offense without injured star forwards Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. So far, it’s working. Rookie Jeremy Morin scored and set up Patrick Sharp’s go-ahead goal in the second period, and injury-depleted Chicago held ...

Blues set new franchise wins record

Apr 4, 2014

Blues set new franchise wins record

Brian Elliott was oh so close to another shutout. He settled for another win. Elliott stopped 24 shots, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 for their franchise-record 52nd victory. “Two points is a lot more valuable than the ‘SO’ on ...

Blues blank Flyers to match franchise record

Apr 2, 2014

Blues blank Flyers to match franchise record

The St. Louis Blues acquired Ryan Miller for moments such as these. Miller stopped 31 shots and kept the net empty in a shootout, too. He was precisely as advertised, a goalie that be a difference-maker when there’s no room for mistakes. “Millsy standing ...

Oshie notches hat trick as Blues wallop Wild

Mar 28, 2014

Oshie notches hat trick as Blues wallop Wild

St. Louis Blues center T.J. Oshie knew exactly what to do with the puck that completed his first three-goal game in the NHL. That souvenir now belongs to his 10-day old daughter, Lyla Grace, who was born on March 17. “It’s definitely going to ...

Blues prolong Leafs' slump

Mar 26, 2014

Blues prolong Leafs' slump

David Backes enjoys playing in Toronto. The sights. The sounds. And, getting a hat trick isn’t too shabby, either. Backes scored his third goal of the game into an empty net to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 5-3 victory Tuesday night that ...

Star forward Kane injured as Blackhawks beat Blues

Mar 20, 2014

Star forward Kane injured as Blackhawks beat Blues

The Chicago Blackhawks helped their coach reach another milestone by putting forth the kind of buttoned-down, hard-nosed effort Joel Quenneville admires. But it came with quite a price — an injury to leading scorer Patrick Kane that is expected to sideline the star forward ...

Backes steers Blues past Jets

Mar 18, 2014

Backes steers Blues past Jets

With Vladimir Tarasenko and T.J. Oshie both out of the St. Louis Blues lineup, captain David Backes stepped up to fill the void. Backes scored twice in the third period, giving him 23 goals on the season, and the Blues skated to a 3-1 ...