8:42 PM EST, Thu January 19, 2017
Own or write a blog that covers the St. Louis Blues? Add your blog posts
St. Louis Game Time 1 hour ago
Is bringing back Brian Elliott nuts or what?

Is bringing back Brian Elliott nuts or what?

Thank you very much, Matt Larkin. Your Hockey News piece sparked a conversation, a few short walks around my block, and a whiskey sip at noon. Should the St. Louis Blues pull the “what in the ass” move of the year by bringing back Brian Elliott six months after trading him away? It’s not a terrible idea, as Larkin thoroughly points out. Let me tell you what I think. I wouldn’t be against it, and it may be a rightful kick in the ass to the Blues. Is it going to happen? No way, but who are we to work in the shadows of common sense at such a fun hour of hockey speculation. Elliott is...
Japers' Rink 3 hours ago
Capitals vs. Blues: Game 45 of 82

Capitals vs. Blues: Game 45 of 82

The Caps head west looking to start another winning streak against the Blues Next Game: Washington Capitals @ St. Louis Blues Thursday, January 19, 8:00 PM ET Scottrade CenterBroadcast Info: CSN-DC; WFED-1500, Capitals Radio 24/7 Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Blues Game Day Previews of tonight's match-up in Missouri from Vogs, Peerless, NoVa Caps, AP, StlToday, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at St. Louis Gametime for the other side of tonight's matchup. John Carlson missed Monday's crazyfest in Pittsburgh, and it sounds like that lower-body ailment is...
St. Louis Game Time 3 hours ago
Capitals at Blues preview: Allen, Tarasenko the keys to the game

Capitals at Blues preview: Allen, Tarasenko the keys to the game

The Blues will need quality goaltending and a scoring touch to beat the Caps. The Washington Capitals are good. They’ve won nine of their last ten games, have lost only nine games in regulation all season, and have Alex Ovechkin. The St. Louis Blues are inconsistent. They have Vladimir Tarasenko, who hasn’t scored a goal for five games, a starting goalie who isn’t playing very well, and are 5-5-0 in their last ten. They also managed to lose a disappointing game to the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night, marred by defensive unawareness and sloppy goaltending. Hey, at least the offense...
St. Louis Game Time 11 hours ago
Capitals at Blues morning open thread: Jake Allen’s back in goal?

Capitals at Blues morning open thread: Jake Allen’s back in goal?

The Carter Hutton Experiment is probably over. So Carter Hutton’s two games of solid play ended with a thud on Tuesday night. He allowed five goals on 23 shots on net. Regardless of if the defense was in sync or not, that’s pretty damn unacceptable. So, bank on Jake Allen being back in net tonight. Hopefully his head’s on straight now. It’s unfortunate for the Blues’ offense to click so well in a game (four goals!) and for them to still lose. Tonight against the Capitals will be a tough challenge. The offense may not get as many chances, and Washington’s offense is beyond...
St. Louis Game Time Jan 18, 2017
Vladimir Tarasenko needs help

Vladimir Tarasenko needs help

But where’s it coming from? It’s fitting that it was Star Wars night that prompted this article from Jeremy Rutherford: “Blues may have to give Tarasenko more help.” Help him, Army-Wan. You’re his only hope. Tarasenko is at a five game goalless streak right now. Rutherford details the shuffling that’s gone on recently in hopes to jump start the Blues’ best goal scorer: Three games ago, the Blues altered their forward combinations, placing Nail Yakupov on a line with Vladimir Tarasenko and Jori Lehtera. Ken Hitchcock liked their play in the last two games of the road trip and...
St. Louis Game Time Jan 18, 2017
Senators Vs. Blues Recap: Ottawhat The F*ck Was That?

Senators Vs. Blues Recap: Ottawhat The F*ck Was That?

Goaltending right? Maybe turnovers were served for the pregame meal. Blues Lineup: Forwards - Jaden Schwartz/Paul Stastny/Alexander Steen, Nail Yakupov/Jori Lehtera/Vladimir Tarasenko, Robby Fabbri/Patrik Berglund/David Perron, Dmitrij Jaskin/Kyle Brodziak/Ryan Reaves Defensemen - Alex Pietrangelo/Colton Parayko, Jay Bouwmeester/Kevin Shattenkirk, Joel Edmundson/Robert Bortuzzo Goaltender - Carter Hutton Game Highlights: After back to back wins in San Jose and Anaheim, the Blues were back at home to take on the Senators. Three minutes in, guess which team scores first. I'll give you a...
St. Louis Game Time Jan 17, 2017
Senators at Blues preview: Hutton starts again

Senators at Blues preview: Hutton starts again

Cue goalie controversy. By winning back to back games against the Sharks and Ducks, two of the Pacific Division’s best teams, the Blues accomplished something that they haven’t since January. They improved their road record to 7-11-1 on a road trip where wins were considered a pleasant surprise. And, as an added perk, they brought back a goalie controversy! The Blues haven’t had one of those for at least six months. Carter Hutton is starting tonight for the third game in a row, after coming into Thursday night’s loss to the Kings in relief of Jake Allen. Hutton pitched a shutout...
St. Louis Game Time Jan 17, 2017
NHL Goal Differentials

NHL Goal Differentials

Just a quick look at NHL goal differentials by team for the season to date. You will see that our St. Louis Blues have a nice even distribution (in terms of number of games) for 5v5 play with the spread being -3 to +3. Yes, there is that outlying -7 game but we are just going to ignore it for the moment. However, when you switch to all strengths (i.e. the entire game including overtime), their spread changes to -5 to +4. The Blues have 11 +1 goal games (the most for the team). The only one other team which has more +1 goal games than the Blues at all strength are the Blackhawks...
St. Louis Game Time Jan 15, 2017
St. Louis Blues Mid-season Prospect Update

St. Louis Blues Mid-season Prospect Update

We are about halfway through the hockey season and many Blues prospects are having fine seasons. Happy Sunday everyone! While the Blues play as of late hasn’t given us much reason to be excited, it’s always nice to see some of our prospects having quality seasons. The Chicago Wolves are having a fine season and are one of the hottest teams in the AHL right now, having won 8 of there past 10 games behind the stellar goaltending tandem of Pheonix Copley and Ville Husso. So far this season, Copley has been much improved boasting a record of 11-4-2 with a GAA of 2.32 and a save % of .920,...
St. Louis Game Time Jan 15, 2017
Blues at Ducks Preview

Blues at Ducks Preview

Carter Hutton to start back to back games after impressive shutout win against the Sharks The Anaheim Ducks (24-13-7) will host the St.Louis Blues (22-16-5) at the Honda Center tonight. The Blues are on the wrong end of a back-to-back, and the Ducks will be looking to capitalize on a tired team in the midst of a grueling schedule. Tonight’s contest represents the third game in four days for St.Louis, and fatigue is going to be a significant factor. Jake Allen has hit a nasty slump as we approach the All-Star break. His seven incomplete games are the highest in the NHL, and as a result,...
St. Louis Game Time Jan 15, 2017
Recap: Thornton Spears Blues, Blues Harpoon Sharks

Recap: Thornton Spears Blues, Blues Harpoon Sharks

That was a bit more like it. Playing as a 5 man unit and getting solid goaltending, the Blues were able to snap a two game losing streak in a 4-0 win over the San Jose Sharks. Yes the team still had some lapses, taking two straight penalties on a 5 minute major , but the Blues played fast, forwards dropped back defensively and Carter Hutton made the saves he had to make. This could be and should be a game the Blues should build on. Recently the Blues have had a penchent for allowing the first goal of the game, 7straight to be exact, so the focus of the first period was play a sound...
St. Louis Game Time Jan 14, 2017
GameThread for St.Louis Blues at San Jose Sharks, Jan 14th, 2017

GameThread for St.Louis Blues at San Jose Sharks, Jan 14th, 2017

It’s another late night, west-coast puck drop for the Blues as they continue their road trip through California. If you haven’t already, break out some Irish coffee and power through tonight’s game like a champ. St.Louis is fresh off a thorough throttling at the hands of the Kings. Jake Allen gets the night off, and Carter Hutton will take the reigns against the San Jose Sharks. Beyond the crease, Hitchcock is making another small adjustment to the roster as well: The Blues, meanwhile, will be making one lineup change at forward on Saturday in San Jose. Dmitrij Jaskin will place...
St. Louis Game Time Jan 14, 2017
Blues at Sharks Preview: Fear the Beard

Blues at Sharks Preview: Fear the Beard

Blues look to get back on track with another late night game against the reigning Western Conference Champions Tonight the Blues are going to try and mascaraed as an actual NHL hockey team when they match up against last years Western Conference champion San Jose Sharks in the second of the Blues three game road trip. Thursday night the Blues attempted to take on the ninth best team in the Western Conference which worked about as well as a screen door on a submarine. Tonight, they look to break their two game losing streak using an offense that doesn’t shoot the puck, a defense that gives...
St. Louis Game Time Jan 14, 2017
It’s not all Jake Allen’s fault

It’s not all Jake Allen’s fault

The St. Louis Blues skate into San Jose tonight looking for a pulse as their West Coast hell ride continues. The Los Angeles Kings kicked their ass Thursday, so what happens up the coast tonight? It’s like asking what traffic will be like during rush hour with freezing rain falling from the sky? The forecast calls for ugly play, and all I can do here is describe the wreckage. For the Blues, the Winter Classic was good at a very things. Bringing notoriety to St. Louis, generating dollars, and showing that the fanbase is vibrant and will show up. The Classic also accomplished something...
St. Louis Game Time Jan 14, 2017
Blues At Sharks Morning Thread: Who’s In Goal?

Blues At Sharks Morning Thread: Who’s In Goal?

Is it Allen or Hutton? Does it matter? After calling on Jake Allen to “man up” (after putting him in net to get back on track), it’s anyone’s guess to who Ken Hitchcock will have in goal tonight. Both Jake Allen and Carter Hutton need to play better. Hutton gets a pass from some because he’s the clear backup in this situation, but so far this year he’s putting up career-worst numbers (2.88 GAA, .984 SV%). Allen’s line isn’t much better (2.76 GAA, .900 SV%). That’s not Jennings material. That’s barely AHL material. And yet, as I said yesterday, that’s not all on the...
St. Louis Game Time Jan 13, 2017
Ken Hitchcock has harsh words for Jake Allen

Ken Hitchcock has harsh words for Jake Allen

“Man up.” To say Jake Allen has struggled recently would be an understatement. He’s been pulled three times in his last five games. Last night he allowed three goals on 15 shots. The previous game against the Bruins, he allowed 3 goals on 11 shots. Hitch put him back in the net because Allen’s the starter. To summarize his pre-game comments, Hitchcock wanted Allen to get back on the horse and work out his issues. That didn’t happen. After the game, Hitch had this to say: “This is really on the athlete. There’s times in your young career where you just said you’ve had enough...
St. Louis Game Time Jan 13, 2017
Blues Vs. Kings Recap: Sleep Was a Better Choice

Blues Vs. Kings Recap: Sleep Was a Better Choice

The Blues were asleep tonight too, so don't feel bad. Blues Lineup: Forwards - Alexander Steen/Paul Stastny/Nail Yakupov, Robby Fabbri/Jori Lehtera/Vladimir Tarasenko, Jaden Schwartz/Patrik Berglund/David Perron, Scottie Upshall/Kyle Brodziak/Ryan Reaves Defensemen - Alex Pietrangelo/Colton Parayko, Jay Bouwmeester/Kevin Shattenkirk, Joel Edmundson/Robert Bortuzzo Goaltender - Jake Allen...for awhile. Kings Highlights (I really wish it was a joke): The Blues took to the road to play the Kings Thursday night in LA. Robert Bortuzzo returned to the lineup. Alex Pietrangelo played in his...
St. Louis Game Time Jan 12, 2017
David Backes reflects on his time with the Blues on NHL Tonight

David Backes reflects on his time with the Blues on NHL Tonight

Good times, man. Good times. Sure, the Blues kind of crapped the bed Tuesday night in David Backes’ return to the Scottrade Center, but at least there were feels. Regardless of your opinion on why he left, or how the breakup happened, you have to appreciate his kind words about the team and organization. “I wanted to make sure I didn’t change into the wrong bench and when I got a penalty make sure that I went to the right box. Both of those were accomplished. Stay in the moment, I wanted to enjoy every second of this [and I] was able to.” I’m sure it was helped by his team’s...
St. Louis Game Time Jan 12, 2017
NHL Network thinks the Blues/Blackhawks rivalry isn’t very good

NHL Network thinks the Blues/Blackhawks rivalry isn’t very good

At least they think it’s not top ten material. Wait, aren’t the two teams always on NBCSN’s Rivalry Night broadcasts? And didn’t they just play in a Winter Classic? And don’t the Blues and Blackhawks hate each other’s guts? Meh. Here's the latest NHL Network list for you all to get indignant about. pic.twitter.com/TXdSQ7vgTX— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) January 12, 2017 Ok, even as far as historical rivalries go, do the Oilers/Jets really surpass the Blues and the Blackhawks, who have hated each other for fifty years? Honestly, it’s a weird oversight, and I’m not...
St. Louis Game Time Jan 12, 2017
Blues at Kings Storystream: Head West

Blues at Kings Storystream: Head West

Can the Blues have a successful road trip in hostile territory? The Blues' latest homestand did not go as well as planned. With six games and twelve points on the line, the Blues went 3-3. They outscored opponents 19-18 during that time, allowing four goals three times. The defense hasn't looked together and the goaltending - highlighted by Jake Allen's three goals on eleven shots Tuesday evening - has been suspect. The offense doesn't get off of the hook here either. Two first period shots on goal in Tuesday night's 5-3 loss to the Bruins is pretty inexcusable. The Blues can play a good...

Blues Player News

  • 1 Kevin Shattenkirk

    Kevin Shattenkirk

    All kinds of buzz, but does Kevin Shattenkirk of St. Louis Blues really make sense for Edmonton Oilers?

  • Carter Hutton

    Carter Hutton

    Capitals at Blues morning open thread: Jake Allen’s back in goal?

  • Vladimir Tarasenko

    Vladimir Tarasenko

    Capitals at Blues preview: Allen, Tarasenko the keys to the game

  • Jake Allen

    Jake Allen

    Capitals at Blues morning open thread: Jake Allen’s back in goal?

  • Paul Stastny

    Paul Stastny

    Senators Vs. Blues Recap: Ottawhat The F*ck Was That?

Blues Photos

St. Louis Blues Topics