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Wild blank Blues to avoid elimination; still trail series 3-1

The Minnesota Wild defeated the St. Louis Blues 2-0 Wednesday in Game 4 of their National Hockey League first-round playoff series at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO near southern Illinois. The Blues still lead the NHL playoff series 3-1, with Game 5 set for Saturday in Minnesota. Charlie Coyle and Martin Hanzal scored goals for the Wild while Devan Dubnyk recorded a shutout.

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Blues have gone from independent contractors to a winning unit

The St. Louis Blues and Minnesota Wild met in Game 4 of the National Hockey League playoffs on Wednesday at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO near southern Illinois. Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong may not have envisioned his team’s wildly successful run when former coach Ken Hitchcock was fired Feb. 1, but the turnaround of Jake Allen, who has worked closely with longtime NHL goaltending great and Blues assistant GM Martin Brodeur, has been among the big reasons for the improved play.

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Blues bring Vladimir Sobotka back with 3-year contract extension

The National Hockey League’s St. Louis Blues have signed forward Vladimir Sobotka to a three-year contract extension worth $10.5 million, the club announced Thursday. The former Blues winger had been playing with Omsk Avangard in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Sobotka will join the Blues on Saturday for their road game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

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Blues nail down big win in showdown with Predators

The St. Louis Blues defeated the Nashville Predators 4-1 on Sunday in a National Hockey League Central Division hockey game at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO near southern Illinois. David Perron had a goal and two assists while Vladimir Tarasenko, Alexander Steen and Joel Edmundson also scored for the Blues. Jake Allen got the win in goal.

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Blues’ youngsters step up in late-season run

The St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL) continue to play well down the stretch despite injuries to several of the team’s forwards, including Paul Stastny, Robby Fabbri and Jori Lehtera and defenseman Carl Gunnarsson and Robert Bortuzzo. The Blues also have qualified for the NHL playoffs for the sixth season in a row.

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Swansea’s Clayton Keller makes NHL debut against Blues

Swansea, IL native Clayton Keller made his National Hockey League debut Monday with the Arizona Coyotes against the NHL’s St. Louis Blues. The Blues were the team Keller and his family rooted for when he was growing up and a large continent from the metro-east, located in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO, was planning on visiting Scottrade Center for the Blues-Coyotes game.

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Swansea native Clayton Keller signs with Arizona Coyotes

The National Hockey League’s Arizona Coyotes have signed Boston University freshman forward and Swansea, IL native Clayton Keller to an entry-level contract. Keller could make his NHL debut Monday in St. Louis, MO against the St. Louis Blues. Keller’s NCAA college hockey season ended SAturday with an NCAA West Regional loss to Minnesota-Duluth. He helped lead Team USA to a gold medal at the latest World Junior championship and has starred previously with the U.S. National Development Team.

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Reaves is NHL award nominee; Blues are heating up

St. Louis Blues forward Ryan Reaves has been nominated for the National Hockey League Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy by the St. Louis Chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association. The Blues are also one of the hottest teams in the NHL, having won four straight and seven of their last eight games heading into a Saturday contest against the Calgary Flames at Scottrade Center in St. Louis MO near Southern Illinois.

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Blues GM analyzes Shattenkirk trade, team’s future

Doug Armstrong, General Manager of the National Hockey League’s St. Louis IL Blues, spoke with the media Tuesday at Scottrade Center after trading veteran defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk to the NHL’s Washington Capitals. Armstrong addressed a variety of topics, including the Chicago IL Blackhawks and Pittsburgh PA Penguins, along with the Blues’ future.

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Blues pull the trigger on Shattenkirk deal. Did they get enough?

The National Hockey League’s St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals have completed a trade that sent potential free-agent defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk to the Capitals for a 2017 first-round pick, a conditional second-round pick and forward prospect Zach Sanford. Shattenkirk was one of the top players available at the NHL trade deadline, but he can become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

Videos

St. Louis Blues legend Bob Plager reacts to his jersey retirement ceremony

The St. Louis Blues honored original Blue Bob Plager for 50 years of service and inspiration to the franchise by retiring his No. 5 on Thursday before their NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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St. Louis Blues legend Bob Plager reacts to his jersey retirement ceremony 1:58

St. Louis Blues legend Bob Plager reacts to his jersey retirement ceremony

Hall of Famer Chris Pronger returns to the ice for Winter Classic Alumni Game 1:46

Hall of Famer Chris Pronger returns to the ice for Winter Classic Alumni Game

Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky talks about NHL Winter Classic in St. Louis 2:14

Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky talks about NHL Winter Classic in St. Louis

Former St. Louis Blue Pierre Turgeon scores two goals in Winter Classic Alumni Game 1:24

Former St. Louis Blue Pierre Turgeon scores two goals in Winter Classic Alumni Game