Steve Ott’s big hit on Duncan Keith in Game 3 won’t make up for Keith’s comments to a dazed David Backes, but it’s certainly a solid place to start. Take note: this is what a clean, hard hockey check looks like. The NHL may have to show this video to Brent Seabrook. Actually, you may have to show it to all of the Blackhawks fans in the crowd clamoring for a penalty.
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 […]
Just one day after it was released that the Blues had the highest average TV ratings of any Western Conference playoff team, Fox Sports Midwest announces that Game 3 was the most-watched Blues game in their history. Game 3 earned an 11.9 rating, besting the previous high of 11.0 set in 2012 when the Blues […]
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 […]
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.
The Blues have posted some huge TV ratings through the first couple games of the first round. In fact, they’ve posted the largest average ratings of any team in the Western Conference. When comparing the Blues to the league as a whole, the club ranks third in average ratings through the first five days of […]
Good news and bad news. The good? Patrik Berglund returns tonight for Game 3. The bad? As most of us expected, David Backes will not be playing thanks to a certain hit from a certain dirty Blackhawks’ defenseman.
Will David Backes be able to play in Game 3? Better yet, will he be able to return at any point during the series against Chicago? These are the questions Blues fans are asking one day removed from Brent Seabrook’s dirty hit on the St. Louis captain. Backes’ status can be summarized with one word: […]
Brent Seabrook’s hit on David Backes was probably enough to make your blood boil if you support the St. Louis Blues. If it wasn’t, the Blackhawks taunting Backes after the dirty hit probably did the trick. Jonathan Toews is clearly seen yelling at Backes. The two have plenty of history (see: Toews barfing in the […]
Brent Seabrook’s hit on David Backes was an ugly one. The Chicago defenseman leveled Backes with a shoulder which struck the St. Louis captain in the head. Opinions on the hit have varied, but most agree that the hit deserves some NHL discipline. Here’s the hit if you missed it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSNtMDkRjBA Yikes. Here’s what Seabrook […]
Alex Pietrangelo was mic’d up during Game 1 between the Blues and Blackhawks. Even after being on the ice for over 44 minutes (44:08 to be exact), Pietrangelo still had plenty of energy left to celebrate Alexander Steen’s goal. Things that make this video awesome: 1. Steve Ott is apparently “Otter” according to Pietrangelo. 2. […]
Blues fans are still celebrating the team’s insane triple OT win against the Blackhawks. As you might imagine, Chicago isn’t quite as chipper. Here’s a look at some of the newspaper covers seen around the city following the big loss, courtesy of Newseum. Chicago Sun-Times Clever, but interesting decision to connect it to horse […]