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Blues Can't Climb Back Up the Mountain, Drop 7-5 Goalfest to the Hawks

The Blues brought their two game losing streak to the United Center last night and played what the Versus announcers’ aptly described as a seesaw battle. The Blues fell behind 5-1 midway through the second against the surging Chicago Blackhawks, but were able to scrap all the way back into the tilt. Brad Boyes made it 5-4 with plenty of time left in the third, but unfortunately, the tying goal was not to be had. Pesky Patrick Kane banged home his second goal of the game off a rebound at 13:42 of the third to make it 6-4. Two minutes later Jonathan Toews also scored his second of the game, putting the game out of reach. A David Backes goal at 17:21 was not enough and the game ended 7-5. ...

Wheels Come of the Blues' Bus in the Third

I am a superstitious fan. A very superstitious fan. I will wear the same lucky shirt under my suit at work every game day until my team loses. And then I’ll move on to the previously lucky shirt if they lose. I will sleep in a different shirt on other game nights. I will watch games from the same seat during hot streaks. And these are the superstitious actions I’m willing to divulge. But, during cold losing streaks, I’m like a ship lost at sea. Why am I telling you this? Because I didn’t want to write another blog until they won. Since I started here, the Blues have lost five in a row. After I nearly crowned them Stanley Cup champions in November, they’ve hit the skids. And m...

Ineffective PK Leads to Third Straight Loss for Blues

In front of an announced "crowd" of 9,412 in the Arizona desert, the Blues dropped their third straight contest in a close one. While they fought back time and time again, outshooting the Coyotes 38-27, their ultimate demise resulted from inopportune penalties and the inability to kill them off. A hat-trick from former Canes' sniper, Ray Whitney, and stellar goaltending from Ilya Bryzgalov certainly didn't help either. At the end of the night, the once red-hot Blues lost 5-3, are now staring directly in the face of a three-game losing streak and sit two points back of the division leading Detroit Red Wings. The Blues came in to this game without T.J. Oshie and decided to ...

Blues Drop First at Home to the Predators after the Gimmick (I mean shootout)

After getting the news that T.J. Oshie is going to miss three months recovering from ankle surgery, the Blues looked to put last night's debacle behind them and continue their undefeated stretch at home. They accomplished the former, but not the latter, losing in a shootout to the Nashville Predators. The Blues definitely tightened the ship and Jaroslav Halak rebounded from last night's performance, but the Blues coughed up the lead in the third period and couldn't win in regulation. Marcel Goc's sweet move ended the shootout after Pekka Rinne made all the saves he needed to. At least there were no pre-game scuffles over the warm-up soccer game.

Blues Get Hammered and Lose Oshie; Should Put This One Behind Them

The pre-game soccer game, which reportedly led to a skirmish of words between the two teams, was more exciting than the first period for the St. Louis Blues or the entire game for that matter. If they had a choice, the Blues probably would have elected to go home after the first and the rest of their play would have supported that decision. The league’s stingiest defense, who had previously given up a total of 18 goals over the course of 12 games, was pierced for eight goals on the night. The Blues' league best seven game winning streak was halted, as the Blue Jackets' fans were treated to a firing of the cannon eight times. Time to focus on tomorrow night's game. Every team is allowed a s...

Gateway to the West

Coming off two full days of rest and a shutout against the New York Rangers, the St. Louis Blues faceoff tonight against the previously red-hot Columbus Blue Jackets in Columbus, where they hope to continue their torrid open to the 2010-2011 NHL Season. The Blues currently own the league's second best record and sit atop the Western Conference: nine wins, one loss in regulation and two overtime losses. They have won seven games in a row, the league's longest, present winning streak. They are undefeated at the Scottrade Center. They own the league's best goal differential and have given up a paltry 18 goals against, which is two goals less than the next most staunch defense, the Boston Bruin...