CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 17:  Jaden Schwartz #17 of the St. Louis Blues celebrates his game-winning goal against the Chicago Blackhawks with teammmate Alexander Steen #20 in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 5, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blues defeated the Blackhawks 3-2.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Game 3: Blues win a game they traditionally would have lost

Game 3 had all the ingredients for a disaster. Following the Game 2 spectacle, the Blues were under duress almost immediately in Game 3 but miraculously pulled out a win. Is this a different team from the Blues of old? Game 3 started off in ugly fashion. Right off the hop, the officials gave Kyle […]

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - FEBRUARY 02:  Vladimir Tarasenko #91 of the St. Louis Blues skates against the Nashville Predators during the second period at Bridgestone Arena on February 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Two retired NHL players say Tarasenko’s lower-body is insane

If you watch Vladimir Tarasenko on the ice, you’re aware he has some slick moves, a wicked shot and some surprising strength. That strength is the most evident as he powers around defenders and shrugs off attempts to knock him down. Thanks to Ryan Whitney and Mike Rupp, two retired NHL skaters, we now know […]

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Report: Ref accused Fabbri of “folding like a card table”

There were a lot of bad calls in Game 2 between the Blackhawks and Blues. One of those was the embellishment call on Robby Fabbri when he was cross-checked by Andrew Ladd. While fans pointed out how ridiculous the call was, one official reportedly claimed Fabbri was “folding like a card table” on the play. […]

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 15: David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues lines up for a face off against Marcus Kruger #22 of the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 15, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Blues beat the Blackhawks 1-0 in overtime.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/ Getty Images)

Garbage officiating costs the Blues in Game 2

There’s not much to say after that one. NHL officials, often criticized for their incompetency, lived up to their reputation on multiple occasions in Game 2. The officials were involved heavily on the scoreline, ruining what should have been a great playoff game between two strong teams. Blown Icing  The linesman is supposed to notice […]

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 13: Alexander Steen #20 of the St. Louis Blues controls the puck against Brent Seabrook #7 of the Chicago Blackhawks in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 13, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/ Getty Images)

Blues Thoughts: Round 1, Game 1

A win is a win. Even if it’s ugly, and believe me the Blues’ win in Game 1 was ugly, it still counts. Here are some thoughts from the first game of the first round. Brian Elliott He has received a ton of praise for his performance and all of it is deserved. For long […]

CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 24: David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues controls the puck against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on January 24, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Blues 2-0. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blues first round TV schedule

Here’s where you can find all of the Blues-Blackhawks games on TV. All of the games will be available on NBC or NBCSN, but the coverage there is excruciating and we’d all rather listen to John Kelly and Darren Pang. Fox Sports Midwest will broadcast Games 1, 2 and 4 and may extend coverage to […]

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Kevin Hayes #13 of the New York Rangers is checked by Joel Edmundson #6 of the St. Louis Blues during the second period at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Blues wisely lock up Joel Edmundson for two more years

Out of the three rookie success stories on the Blues this season, Joel Edmundson’s has been discussed the least. Colton Parayko and Robby Fabbri have received the bulk of the attention (deservedly so), but Edmundson has been a solid, reliable defenseman throughout the year and his play was rewarded by the Blues with a two-year, $2.1 […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 18:  Steve Ott #9 of the St. Louis Blues waits for a faceoff during the game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on December 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The latest on Steve Ott doesn’t sound fun

Steve Ott has been an easy target for Blues fans and blogs such as this one, but there’s nothing funny about what’s currently keeping Ott out of the lineup. Jeremy Rutherford reports that Ott is currently dealing with Colitis, which refers to inflammation in the colon. Ott will be evaluated again in two weeks, but you […]

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 25: Alex Pietrangelo #27 of the St. Louis Blues celebrates after scoring the game-tying goal against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Five of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 25, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

The Blues’ attempt to honor the past is surrounded by plenty of hypocrisy

The St. Louis Blues are trying to resurrect an old tradition by encouraging fans to sing “When the Blues Go Marching In” prior to their final regular game of the season on Saturday against Washington. The push included a video explaining the history and significance, but the whole thing was surrounded by a bit of […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 21: Paul Stastny #26 of the St. Louis Blues in action against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on December 21, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Don’t look now, but Paul Stastny is producing

Paul Stastny didn’t have the impact he was supposed to when he joined the Blues last season. He scored 46 points, but that total was well below what was expected after posting 60 points with the Avalanche in 2013-14. Don’t look now, but Stastny seems to have finally found his groove in 2015-16 and has […]

OTTAWA, ON - MARCH 1: Jay Bouwmeester #19 of the St. Louis Blues skates against the Ottawa Senators during an NHL game at Canadian Tire Centre on March 1, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Jay Bouwmeester’s injury is more than a little worrisome

Jay Bouwmeester’s injury hasn’t attracted much coverage ever since he suffered an “upper-body” injury against the San Jose Sharks. The St. Louis Blues ran a brief story on their website on March 25th stating he would miss at least two games, but there hasn’t been any additional coverage since then. Meanwhile, the national outlets (and […]

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CBC broadcast confuses Brian Elliott with Jake Allen

The news of Brian Elliott returning to the St. Louis net was widely circulated over a day before the team’s game against the Vancouver Canucks. Apparently no one told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) about Elliott’s return or maybe they were hoping to see Jake Allen. That image is just a bit too perfect. Elliott’s […]

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