Blues Whip Wild With 3rd Straight Shutout

Blues Whip Wild With 3rd Straight Shutout

February 18th, 2019 ST. PAUL, Minn. — Jordan Binnington made 31 saves and the St. Louis Blues posted their third straight shutout, beating the Minnesota Wild 4-0 on Sunday for their 10th straight win. Binnington made 21 saves to blank Arizona on Thursday, and Jake Allen s...
Blues' Top Line is Red Hot

Blues' Top Line is Red Hot

February 17th, 2019 The St. Louis Blues are the hottest team in hockey, as they are currently riding a nine-game winning streak that dates back to Jan. 23, before the All-Star break. A number of factors have been responsible for the turnaround, but perhaps the biggest has been the creation of a new first...

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February 12th, 2019
St Louis Blues

New Year's Day doesn't feel that long ago, but for the St. Louis Blues, Jan. 1 is in the distant past. When the calendar turned to January, the Blues were at the bottom of the standings in the entire NHL. Now, just over 40 days later, they have clawed back to the first wild-card spot, and are just two points behind the Dallas Stars for third in the Central Division. That is a dramatic turnaround to occur in a month and a half, and a number of different factors have brought it about. Let's take a look at some of the biggest factors in the Blues' 2018-19 resurgence: Jordan Binnington Buoys the Blues The single most obvious factor in the Blues' turnaround is goaltender Jordan Binnington. He began the season as a backup netminder in the AHL, low in the organization's esteem despite...
February 11th, 2019
St Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues entered the weekend facing a home-and-away back-to-back series with their division rival, the Nashville Predators, a test that would tell them whether their recent resurgence was real or a mirage. They left Nashville on Sunday with four points in hand, a newfound confidence and the certainty that their superstar winger, Vladimir Tarasenko, was back in peak form. For a player who was at the center of serious trade rumors earlier in the season, the turnaround has been a much needed revival that has firmly re-entrenched him in the harts of the fans and, presumably, the plans of the front office. Tarasenko Dominates the Predators Make no mistake, the Blues would not have won these games without the efforts of Tarasenko. In Saturday's home game against Nashville, he...
February 10th, 2019
Blues History

2013 was, simply put, not a good draft year for St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong's resume. They began the evening with no first round pick, having traded it to the Calgary Flames in the trade that brought in Jay Bouwmeester. They ended the evening with just four new players in the organization, none of whom would go on to make a significant impact with the team. For better draft years, check out the other entries in our series: 2010: Two stars arrive 2011: Second round success 2012: A diamond in the rough 2013: A year to forget Given the number of moving pieces involved and the dearth of actual picks, we'll focus more on pick movement in this installment. Without further ado, let's get started. First Round First Round Pick (#22): Calgary Flames Select...
February 9th, 2019
St Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS — Vladimir Tarasenko scored his 19th goal of the season, rookie Jordan Binnington made 28 saves and the St. Louis Blues beat the Nashville Predators 3-2 on Saturday, extending their season-best winning streak to five games. Vince Dunn and Mac...
February 9th, 2019
St Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues are back in a playoff spot for the first time this season. In a turnaround that's gaining national attention, the Blues have gone 7-2-1 in their last 10 games and have won four in a row for the first time all season. Those good feelings will only carry them so far, though, as they prepare for a critical weekend series with the Nashville Predators. The Predators are just behind the Winnipeg Jets atop the division, and are 15 points ahead of St. Louis, with a record of 33-19-4. It will be a difficult test for the Blues, to be sure, but if they can perform well against the Predators, it should quell any lingering doubt that this turnaround isn't real. Here are a few of the critical storylines entering the weekend. How Will Allen Perform? The back-to-back games...
February 8th, 2019
Tampa Bay Lightning

The St. Louis Blues won a thriller against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night, capturing a 1-0 victory in the final minute of overtime. In so doing, they defeated the best team in the NHL and vaulted back into a playoff spot for the first time all season. There's a lot that can be taken away from the Blues' victory, but there are three conclusions that rise above the rest. 1) Binnington is the Real Deal The Blues' goaltender, Jordan Binnington, proved conclusively that he is a legitimate NHL starter in Thursday's tilt. He stopped all 32 of the Lightning's shots, and managed to outlast Andrei Vasilevskiy, whom we recently ranked as the second-best goaltender in the entire league. No one is implying that Binnington has surpassed Vasilevskiy, of course. But...