St. Louis Blues - the best personalized free web-based Email en en St. Louis Blues Preds reach 1st Western final in team history, ousting Blues NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Johansen celebrated his game-winning goal with a windmill fist pump, and the Nashville Predators finished off the rest of a thrilling third period with the standing-room only crowd on their feet anticipating history. Yes, the team that plays in a place called "Smashville" is going someplace the Predators have never been before... Mon, 08 May 2017 02:26:00 GMT 2017-05-08T02:26:00Z Jaskin, Schwartz score as Blues beat Predators 2-1 ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues needed a spark. Dmitrij Jaskin gave it to them. Jaskin scored in his first playoff game this season, Jaden Schwartz got the game-winner and the Blues topped the Nashville Predators 2-1 on Friday night to stay alive in their second-round series. Jaskin found out moments before the game he was in the l... Sat, 06 May 2017 04:24:00 GMT 2017-05-06T04:24:00Z Getzlaf is driving Ducks toward pivotal Game 5 with Oilers ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A decade after Ryan Getzlaf raised the Stanley Cup for the first and only time, the Anaheim Ducks captain appears to be extremely eager to hoist it above his head again. Getzlaf's spectacular postseason hit a new high point Wednesday when he figured in every goal for the Ducks in their 4-3 overtime win at Edmonton, getting two goals and two assists as ... Fri, 05 May 2017 00:35:00 GMT 2017-05-05T00:35:00Z Predators edge Blues 2-1, take 3-1 series lead NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis gave goalie Pekka Rinne a hand in the crease with a key save inside the final minute of the second period, then he broke open a scoreless game with a power-play goal. The St. Louis Blues just don't agree with how Nashville got the man advantage that led to Ellis' goal. James Neal made sure it didn't ... Wed, 03 May 2017 05:54:00 GMT 2017-05-03T05:54:00Z Rangers regroup after tough loss, confident for Game 3 GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Back home and with an extra day off following their tough double-overtime loss at Ottawa, the New York Rangers are a confident group as they prepare to face the Senators in Game 3. The Rangers led 5-3 late in the third period on Saturday before Ottawa's Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored twice in the last 3:19 to tie the score and then got... Tue, 02 May 2017 06:45:00 GMT 2017-05-02T06:45:00Z Predators take 2-1 series lead, beating St. Louis Blues 3-1 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators finally had a chance to show how they would react to their first loss this postseason. Returning home, they put their deep scoring on display and bounced back with a big victory. Cody McLeod scored the game-winner early in the second period, and the Predators beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 S... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:30:00 GMT 2017-04-30T23:30:00Z Back home, Preds eager to rebound off 1st postseason loss NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Winning the Stanley Cup requires 16 victories each postseason, and the Nashville Predators started better than any team in these playoffs by winning their first five. Now the St. Louis Blues are ready to test how the Predators respond to their first loss. "We knew this was going to be a long series," Blues goalte... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:54:00 GMT 2017-04-29T21:54:00Z Tarasenko scores 2, Blues beat Predators 3-2 to even series ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko was at the right place at the right time to take advantage of a lucky bounce and help the St. Louis Blues get a big win. Tarasenko scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal with 3:51 left to give the Blues a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Friday night, tying their Western Conference semifinal series at one game apiece. ... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:14:00 GMT 2017-04-29T04:14:00Z Predators' Fiala out of playoffs after breaking leg ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nashville Predators forward Kevin Fiala broke his left leg during Game 1 against St. Louis and is recovering from surgery to repair his femur, the team said Thursday. The 20-year-old Fiala was hit by Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and went hard into the boards behind the St. Louis net at 1:46 of the second period Wednesday night. His injury led to a 17-min... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:57:00 GMT 2017-04-27T21:57:00Z Predators beat Blues 4-3 in Game 1 of second-round series ST. LOUIS (AP) — One nifty little flip by Vernon Fiddler provided a big lift for the Nashville Predators on a rough night. Fiddler scored with 5:05 left and P.K. Subban had a goal and two assists, powering Nashville to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series on Wednesday. The Predators lost ... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:45:00 GMT 2017-04-27T04:45:00Z Penguins-Capitals rivalry highlights playoffs' second round It is the playoff format everyone loves to hate, but say this for the NHL's divisional setup: It is serving up a tasty feast of rivalries in the second round. For the second consecutive year, Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins will face Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals after they hadn't met in the playoffs since 2009. Washington and Pittsburgh were the league... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:58:00 GMT 2017-04-24T19:58:00Z Paajarvi's OT goal gives Blues 4-3 win to oust Wild in 5 ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota had the upper hand on St. Louis for most of this series, controlling the play for periods at a time. With goalie Jake Allen as their guide and coach Mike Yeo on their side, though, the Blues sure had the right formula for beating the Wild in the playoffs. Magnus Paajarvi scored at the 9:42 mark in overti... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:38:00 GMT 2017-04-23T00:38:00Z Coyle, Wild aim to keep pressure on Blues with 3-1 deficit ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Charlie Coyle has that enviable blend of size and skills, a 25-year-old forward on the verge of realizing the potential of a former first-round draft pick. Without Coyle's clutch contributions, the Minnesota Wild would have been bounced already from their first-round series against the St. Louis Blues. Perhaps this spring has triggered the breakthrough... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:34:00 GMT 2017-04-21T21:34:00Z Dubnyk, Wild beat Blues 2-0 to avoid elimination ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Minnesota Wild got a break, and Charlie Coyle delivered. Coyle scored off a miscue by Jake Allen, Devan Dubnyk made 28 saves and the Wild stayed alive with a 2-0 win over the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series on Wednesday night. Dubnyk's second playoff shutout came almost two years to the... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 05:37:00 GMT 2017-04-20T05:37:00Z Blown leads, 11 OTs and surprises abound in NHL first round The first week of the NHL postseason has been about as unpredictable as anyone could imagine, even in a sport where upsets are the norm, home-ice advantage is often meaningless and a hot goaltender can overshadow everything else that's happening. Perennial Stanley Cup favorite Chicago is down three games to none against Nashville and the NHL-leading Washi... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 02:41:00 GMT 2017-04-19T02:41:00Z Blue Jackets, Wild in danger of being swept out of playoffs COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets scored more goals in the first six minutes of Sunday's game than in their first two playoff games combined. That still wasn't enough to slow down the Pittsburgh Penguins, who dealt the Blue Jackets a third straight playoff loss and put them on the brink of elimination. Now the Blue Jackets, whose best season... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:16:00 GMT 2017-04-17T20:16:00Z Blues top Wild 3-1, grab 3-0 series lead ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Blues coach Mike Yeo said before the start of his team's series against the Minnesota Wild that one player wouldn't win or lose the series for his team. Jake Allen is doing his best to prove his coach wrong. The Blues' goalie was outstanding for the third consecutive game, making 40 saves and Jaden Schwartz ha... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 23:53:00 GMT 2017-04-16T23:53:00Z Schwartz's late goal gives Blues 2-1 win, 2-0 lead on Wild ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — With Jake Allen as steady as ever in the net and those big defensemen crowding the ice in front of him, the St. Louis Blues again stymied Minnesota's attack. All those misfires in the zone for the Wild added up to a wasted home-ice advantage. Jaden Schwartz scored with 2:27 left during a disputed 4-on-4 situation ... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 04:46:00 GMT 2017-04-15T04:46:00Z Veteran goalies take center stage for Rangers, Penguins PITTSBURGH (AP) — So much for Henrik Lundqvist not being able to beat the Montreal Canadiens. Ditto with Marc-Andre Fleury's most important games with the Pittsburgh Penguins being in his rearview mirror. Welcome to the 2017 playoffs, same as it ever was for two goaltenders who know a thing or two about what it takes this time of year. Lundqvist turned as... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:51:00 GMT 2017-04-13T22:51:00Z Hitch is back: Stars bring Hitchcock back 15 years later DALLAS (AP) — Ken Hitchcock feels like he is coming home with his return to the Dallas Stars, more than 15 years after they fired the coach who led them to their only Stanley Cup championship. Hitchcock also knows his re-introduction to Dallas is about now — not then. "I study history. I look at it all the time, but I don't live in it,"... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:45:00 GMT 2017-04-13T18:45:00Z Edmundson's OT winner sends Allen, Blues past Wild 2-1 ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Joel Edmundson slowly skated away from the slot after his overtime winner for St. Louis, as if the 23-year-old defenseman had done this several times before. Keeping calm and staying steady were the keys to victory for Jake Allen and the Blues in weathering all that pressure from the Minnesota Wild. ... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 06:37:00 GMT 2017-04-13T06:37:00Z AP source: Stars bring back Hitchcock as coach The Dallas Stars are bringing back Stanley Cup-winning coach Ken Hitchcock, hoping to turn themselves back into a championship contender. Hitchcock is returning to Dallas and will be named coach at a news conference Thursday. A person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed the hire to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the team hadn't ... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 20:28:00 GMT 2017-04-12T20:28:00Z Yeo, it's me: Ex-Wild coach leads Blues into playoff matchup ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — This was not quite the plan the St. Louis Blues had for Mike Yeo. He was supposed to take over as head coach next season, after Ken Hitchcock's retirement, not in the middle of this one. The plan certainly didn't include a first-round matchup for Yeo and the Blues against the Minnesota Wild, who fired him just last year. ... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 01:27:00 GMT 2017-04-12T01:27:00Z Experienced Blackhawks lead field of Cup contenders out West The Chicago Blackhawks have been here so many times before. They're 16 postseason wins away from a fourth Stanley Cup title in eight years, and their veteran core knows it has the talent and the experience to survive the two-month playoff grind. Nobody else in the Western Conference playoff picture can say any of that. None of the other seven teams has wo... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 22:50:00 GMT 2017-04-10T22:50:00Z NHL playoffs open Wednesday with five series starting A look at the NHL playoffs that begin Wednesday: WHO'S PLAYING EAST: The NHL-leading Washington Capitals face the Toronto Maple Leafs and the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins have home-ice advantage against the rival Columbus Blue Jackets on the Metropolitan Division side. On the Atlantic side, the ... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 04:49:00 GMT 2017-04-10T04:49:00Z Capitals acquire defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk from Blues WASHINGTON (AP) — With their championship window in danger of closing, the Washington Capitals made a strong move Monday to try to win the Stanley Cup this spring by acquiring defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk in a trade with the St. Louis Blues. Shattenkirk is a pending unrestricted free agent, but was considered the top rental player available ahead of the N... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:10:00 GMT 2017-02-28T05:10:00Z Trocheck's late goal lifts Panthers past Blues, 2-1 ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Florida Panthers began their five-game road trip near the back of a crowded field in the Eastern Conference playoff race. After sweeping the trip they're near the top of the Atlantic Division. Vincent Trocheck scored with just under 5 seconds remaining to lift the Panthers to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night. "It... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:16:00 GMT 2017-02-21T05:16:00Z Blues' Fabbri out for rest of season with ACL injury in knee ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Blues forward Robby Fabbri will miss the rest of the season because of left knee injury. The team announced Sunday that Fabbri is out with an ACL injury and will be back for 2017-18 training camp. In corresponding roster moves, St. Louis recalled Magnus Paajarvi and Kenny Agostino from Chicago of the American Hockey League. ... Sun, 05 Feb 2017 18:29:00 GMT 2017-02-05T18:29:00Z Blues fire coach Ken Hitchcock, promote Mike Yeo ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Blues abruptly fired coach Ken Hitchcock on Wednesday, cutting short the veteran's final season in St. Louis and putting coach-in-waiting Mike Yeo in charge of the underperforming team months earlier than planned. General manager Doug Armstrong announced the change one day after the Blues' fifth loss in six games. "We don't lose with ... Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:06:00 GMT 2017-02-02T00:06:00Z Surging Capitals cruise to 7-3 win over Blues ST. LOUIS (AP) — Justin Williams normally keeps his focus on the ice. Yet, the Washington Capitals' winger couldn't help but glance up to the press box after his goal in the Capitals' 7-3 win over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday. The fathers of the Washington players are on their annual road trip with the team, and that put a little add... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:25:00 GMT 2017-01-20T05:25:00Z