THW's Goalie News: Player Poll, KHL All-Star Moments & Week in Review

THW's Goalie News: Player Poll, KHL All-Star Moments & Week in Review

January 20th, 2020 It’s Monday and that means we will take a look back at the week that was in National Hockey League goaltending. Also, nearly half the players in the league were polled about who the best netminder in the league is. And finally, the Kontinental Hockey League held their All-Star Game over the...
Blues' Top 5 Jerseys in Franchise History

Blues' Top 5 Jerseys in Franchise History

January 19th, 2020 The St. Louis Blues have been in the National Hockey League for 52 seasons now, and over the years, they have come up with some very interesting jersey designs. The blue note has been a mainstay every year, but the way it is presented with some of these designs is odd. It really isn't that...

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January 14th, 2020
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ST. LOUIS — Backing up Jordan Binnington, Blues goalie Jake Allen knows he needs to make his starts count. Allen stopped 20 shots and Brayden Schenn had two assists Monday night, leading St. Louis to a 4-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. Making his first start in nine days, Allen improved to 8-3-3 this season. He lost his starting job last January to Binnington, who was called up from the American Hockey League and led the Blues to their first Stanley Cup title. He's been the starter ever since. “I just try to keep fresh and stay sharp in practice,” Allen said. “It wasn't really a busy game for me but I tried to handle the puck as much as I could and get out of the net and talk and keep myself in the game. It felt pretty good.” The Blues won their ninth straight...
January 13th, 2020
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Although the fans voted David Perron on to the All-Star roster, there are several reasons the St. Louis Blues forward earned the honor. He’s on pace for a career-high season, coming through in clutch situations. In a way, he's also the team's franchise player. His loyalty to the Blues, improvement throughout his career and outstanding numbers this season make him all-star worthy. Recent History Perron has 46 points in 46 games this season, which is the same amount of points he earned all last season in the 57 games he played. He notched six points in the last four games with a goal in each contest. He also scored the tying goal against the Vegas Golden Knights on Jan. 4 to send the game into OT. They lost the matchup but Perron also had two assists.  St. Louis Blues left...
January 12th, 2020
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ST. LOUIS — David Perron celebrated his selection to the NHL All-Star Game by scoring in his fourth straight contest, helping the St. Louis Blues to a 5-2 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday night. Robert Bortuzzo, Vince Dunn, Zach Sanford and Jaden Schwartz also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who are 11-2-1 in their last 14. The Blues won their eighth straight home game, their longest such streak since winning 10 in a row from April 16-Oct. 12, 2013. Filip Chytil and Brett Howden scored for the Rangers, who fell to 1-5-1 in their last seven on the road. The Rangers had a two-game winning streak snapped. Jordan Binnington made 20 saves for his ninth win in the last 10 starts. He is tied with Tampa Bay's Andrei Vasilevskiy for the most wins, with...
January 10th, 2020
Blues Prospects

Though it is criminally overlooked by some in the hockey community, the World Junior Championship tournament is an annual opportunity to watch the greatest under-20 prospects fight it out for national pride and personal notoriety. Naturally, one of the consequences of becoming as successful as the St. Louis Blues have in recent years is that your prospect pool dwindles over time. Consequently, they entered the tournament with just two prospects: Nikita Alexandrov, playing for Team Russia, and goaltender Joel Hofer, who was expected to back up for Team Canada. By the end of the tournament, there were just two teams remaining: Russia and Canada. Alexandrov and Hofer were both major contributors for the teams that won silver and gold respectively. Let's take a look now at what they...
January 10th, 2020
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This may be a hard thing for St. Louis Blues fans to even think or talk about, but it has to be discussed. What happens if captain Alex Pietrangelo departs in free agency after the 2019-20 season? Maybe Blues' general manager Doug Armstrong trading for Justin Faulk prior to this season was him planning ahead for if Pietrangelo leaves, which most think it was. Either way, losing Pietrangelo would be a major hit to this blue line. He does so many things well on both ends of the ice, which is very valuable. Armstrong has multiple backup plans available to him if it comes to this. The Prospects First up, we have the Blues' top defensive prospect, Scott Perunovich. He's creeping closer to being NHL-ready, and while I'm not sure he's ready for 2020-21, he is having another good...
January 10th, 2020
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ST. LOUIS — Robert Thomas and Tyler Bozak each had a goal and two assists, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-1 on Thursday night. Alexander Steen had two goals and an assist and David Perron also scored for the Blues, who won their eighth straight against the Sabres on home ice. Jordan Binnington made 18 saves, running his record to 21-7-4. Jack Eichel scored and Linus Ullmark made 26 saves for the Sabres, who won their previous two games. Thomas gave the Blues a 1-0 lead at the 4:47 mark of the first period when he squeezed a wrist shot from the right circle through traffic. Steen got an assist, his 300th with the Blues. Bozak made it 2-0 with 6:31 left in the first off a one-timer set up by Thomas, who made a nifty move behind the net to start the...