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Granlund Lifts Minnesota Wild Over St. Louis Blues

Granlund Lifts Minnesota Wild Over St. Louis Blues

November 11th, 2018 ST. LOUIS — Mikael Granlund scored his 10th goal of the season in the third period to lift the Minnesota Wild over the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Sunday. Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves, and the Wild got their fifth win in six games and 10th in their past 12. T...
Brewing in St. Louis: Another Blues Goalie Controversy?

Brewing in St. Louis: Another Blues Goalie Controversy?

November 10th, 2018 On Friday night, St. Louis Blues goaltender Chad Johnson earned the team's first shutout of the season, stopping all 33 shots aimed at him by the visiting San Jose Sharks. It was Johnson's second straight strong start, as a winning performance against the Carolina Hurricanes earlier in the week...

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November 5th, 2018
Blues Prospects

Scott Perunovich isn't a household name, even for fans of the St. Louis Blues, the team that drafted him 45th overall in this past June's NHL entry draft. Due to his minor injury at the Blues' rookie camp, as well as his absence from the prospect tournament in Traverse City, Blues' fans haven't seen much of the diminutive defenseman of whom the Blues thought so highly that they brought his personalized jersey to the draft, even in the second round. But Perunovich is certainly a household names to fans of college hockey. Last year, he took home the Tim Taylor Award as the national rookie of the year in the NCAA, along with many other titles (including the NCHC offensive defenseman of the year). He collected 11 goals and 36 points in 42 games, and led all freshmen in plus-minus with a plus-20. Perunovich was a major contributor to his University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs, who went on to win their second National Championship. It was an impressive season,...
November 2nd, 2018
St Louis Blues

Sitting at 3-4-3, there's no question that the St. Louis Blues' October has not gone how they planned. After a blockbuster offseason, when general manager Doug Armstrong brought in David Perron, Tyler Bozak, and Ryan O'Reilly (among others), the faltering start has already led to some questions being asked of head coach Mike Yeo. But Yeo isn't the only person deserving to be questioned. The whole team has failed in considerable ways, and while there have been a few bright spots, they have not counteracted the shortcomings. Heading into a November where they will play fourteen games, seven against division opponents, the Blues will need to answer these five questions, and the answers they give could be the difference between climbing back to a playoff spot and falling into insignificance. 1) Will the Power Play Stay Strong? At the end of October, the Blues' power play ranks fifth in the league. It's an impressive accomplishment for a team that ranked second from the...
October 30th, 2018
St Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues had their backs to the wall before Saturday's commanding 7-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. But the joy of the victory was muted somewhat by the injury which took Jake Allen out of the game late in the second period. After a late collision with teammate Zach Sanford in his own net, Allen left the game and did not return. Consequently, the Blues called up goaltending prospect Ville Husso from the AHL today to support Chad Johnson with Allen on the shelf. But Husso wasn't the only call-up of the afternoon. A trio of players who missed the first month of the season with various injuries have been called up after brief conditioning stints with the San Antonio Rampage. While corresponding moves have not all been announced, we have a good idea what the Blues will look like when they face off against the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday evening, and there are several significant differences in the roster. Four Players Called Up Ville Husso As we've already...
October 25th, 2018
St Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues are off to a paltry 2-3-3 start and after a particularly troublesome collapse against the Winnipeg Jets on the road, they are headed home for a seven-game homestand, their longest of the season. While it is far too early to panic, looking at the statistics shows some troubling trends that may point to the team's larger struggles. Let's take a dive into five of the most disturbing stats on the Blues right now. 1) Star Forwards Aren't Scoring The Blues' scoring has been uneven, to say the least. David Perron leads the team with five goals, mostly thanks to his hat trick against the Calgary Flames. More frighteningly, Perron, Ryan O'Reilly, and four defensemen (Vince Dunn, Joel Edmundson, Colton Parayko, and Robert Bortuzzo) are responsible for 58.3% of the Blues' goals this season, as well as 50.8% of all points. It normally wouldn't be too concerning for six players to score half of a team's goals; after all, six players are responsible for 30...