Blues plan to keep O’Reilly, Tarasenko, core together next season

Blues plan to keep O’Reilly, Tarasenko, core together next season

That includes not trading forwards Ryan O’Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenkowho each have one year left on their contracts. “I’ve already read some articles, local and national, ‘Well what about ’23-’24 and these guys are all free (agents)?’” Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said Tuesday. “I’m going to worry about ’23-’24, a year from now. Hopefully … Read more

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington admits throwing water bottle at Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri in Round 2

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington admits throwing water bottle at Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri in Round 2

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington confirmed Tuesday that he threw a water bottle at Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri after Game 3 of their second-round series. On May 21, Binnington left the game in the first period with a lower-body injury that he suffered after Kadri and Blues defenseman Calle Rosen crashed the net … Read more

Fleury brings usual stability to Wild entering Game 3 against Blues

Fleury brings usual stability to Wild entering Game 3 against Blues

The veteran goalie made 32 saves Wednesday in Game 2 of the Western Conference First Round to help the Minnesota Wild to a 6-2 victory against the St. Louis Blues at Xcel Energy Center that tied the best-of-7 series. “To get a win at home and have your fans cheering from start to finish, it … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – How the Conn Smythe Trophy will be won

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – How the Conn Smythe Trophy will be won

Have we ever discussed how the Conn Smythe Trophy might be the NHL’s weirdest award? Let’s start with the hardware itself. In 1964, the trophy was donated to the NHL by Maple Leaf Gardens, to be awarded to the Stanley Cup playoffs MVP and as a bauble to honor Hockey Hall of Fame-inducted builder Conn … Read more

3 Keys: Blues at Wild, Game 1 of Western First Round

3 Keys: Blues at Wild, Game 1 of Western First Round

(2C) Wild vs. (3C) Blues Western Conference First Round, Game 1 9:30 p.m. ET; ESPN, SN360, TVAS2, BSN, BSWI, BSMW Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury will start for the Minnesota Wild in Game 1 of the Western Conference First Round against the St. Louis Blues at Xcel Energy Center on Monday. Fleury was in the traditional starter’s … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Wild vs. Blues first-round preview

2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Wild vs.  Blues first-round preview

(2C) Minnesota Wild vs. (3C) St. Louis Blues Wild: 53-22-7, 113 points Blues: 49-22-11, 109 points Season series: MIN 0-1-2; STL 3-0-0 Game 1: Monday (9:30 p.m. ET; ESPN, SN360, TVAS, BSN, BSMW) There is precious little separating the Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues in their best-of-7 Western Conference First Round series. Though the … Read more

Why the NHL must expand the Stanley Cup playoffs

Why the NHL must expand the Stanley Cup playoffs

The last few weeks of the 2021-22 NHL season have had all the drama of a foregone conclusion. The Eastern Conference playoff field has been set since, oh I don’t know, Halloween 2021. The eight playoff teams aren’t jockeying for position as much as they’re letting the chips fall where they may and hoping not … Read more

Underrated players discussed by NHL.com writers

Underrated players discussed by NHL.com writers

Who exactly are the most underrated players in the NHL right now? We asked 10 NHL.com writers for their picks and got some interesting responses. Here are the selections, in alphabetical order. Rasmus AnderssonCalgary Flames The 25-year-old defenseman has excelled with an increasing workload, a key development for the Flames especially after the Seattle Kraken … Read more

Blues score seven in second, defeat Predators for ninth straight win

Blues score seven in second, defeat Predators for ninth straight win

NASHVILLE– The St. Louis Blues set their record with seven goals in the second period of their ninth straight win, 8-3 against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Sunday. “When everyone is playing the right way, obviously you get a lot of bounces, and obviously in the second period we got a lot of … Read more