Blues’ top line leads way in 4-0 win over Kings
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brayden Schenn's absence for six games because of an upper-body injury wasn't the only reason the St. Louis Blues saw a dip following their 11-game winning...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sebastian Aho watched Jake Allen chase the puck into the corner but never broke stride heading for the net.
After the St. Louis goalie stumbled, Aho had an easy goal...
Blues post 3rd straight shutout, beat Wild for 10th straight
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The hottest team in the NHL keeps on winning — with a rookie goaltender helping to make history along the way.
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.
Allen makes 32 saves, Blues top Avs 3-0 for 9th straight win
DENVER (AP) — Jake Allen has been mostly a spectator during St. Louis' winning streak. He joined the party Saturday.
Allen made 32 saves in just his second start in a month, Vladimir Tarasenko and Zach Sanford scored 57 seconds apart in the third period and the Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Saturday for their ninth straight victory.
The winning streak is the Blues' longest since also winning nine in a row from Oct. 15-Nov. 5, 2002.
Binnington gets shutout in 1st start, Blues beat Flyers 3-0
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brayden Schenn and Vladimir Tarasenko scored and Jordan Binnington stopped 25 shots in his first NHL start to lead the St. Louis Blues past the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0 on Monday night in a listless game between two of the worst teams in the league.
David Perron scored an empty-netter in the final minutes for St. Louis.
Missouri organist splits time between church and hockey
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jeremy Boyer had a doubleheader with God and hockey.
On a recent Sunday morning, Boyer sat at a new organ in the choir loft at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Oakville, where he works as the music director. Mass was starting, and Bishop Mark Rivituso waved incense over the keys of the new instrument.
"We beg you Lord to bless this organ, which we dedicate to your service," the bishop prayed.
Thomas, Allen lead Blues to a 4-1 victory over Sabres
ST. LOUIS (AP) — One year ago, Robert Thomas was starring in Buffalo for Team Canada in the IIHF World Junior Championship. Now, he is showcasing his skills against Buffalo for much higher stakes.
Thomas had a goal and an assist and Jake Allen made 30 saves to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Sabres on Thursday night.
"It kind of feels like it's been a whole whirlwind and now I ended up here," Thomas said. "It's just a dream come true."
David Perron, Jake Allen lead Blues past Flames, 3-1
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — St. Louis goalie Jake Allen rebounded at the Calgary Flames' expense.
Pulled after allowing four first period goals in home loss to Calgary last Sunday and after giving up another four goals Thursday in a loss at Vancouver, Allen made 28 saves in the Blues' 3-1 victory over the Flames on Saturday.
Horvat, Canucks beat Blues 5-1
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Jacob Markstrom turned in another solid start Thursday night, and then moved on.
"There's another game in two days, that's what I'm focusing about," he said.
Markstrom made 29 saves to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues.
Bo Horvat and Jake Virtanen each had a goal and an assist for Vancouver (17-17-4), which has won three of four. Adam Gaudette, Josh Leivo and Loui Eriksson also scored.
Struggling Blues put goalie Chad Johnson on waivers
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The struggling St. Louis Blues have placed backup goaltender Chad Johnson on waivers and called up Jordan Binnington to take his place.
The Blues put Johnson on waivers after recalling Binnington and sending forward Sammy Blais down to the American Hockey League's San Antonio Rampage. Johnson is 2-6-0 with a 3.54 goals-against average and .884 save percentage in 10 appearances this season.
Parayko goal, Allen shutout leads Blues past Jets 1-0
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Jake Allen wasn't relieved to have his first shutout in a year. In fact, he didn't even remember when he had his last shutout.
The St. Louis Blues' netminder made 26 saves in a 1-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday to record his first shutout since Dec. 7, 2017.
"I could care less, honestly. A big win for us," Allen said. "I'm not a stats guy, unfortunately, but maybe it's a lucky day every year, so I'll mark this one on my calendar."
Parayko’s OT goal lifts Blues over Avalanche 3-2
DENVER (AP) — Colton Parayko didn't have much room to work with as he skated into the Colorado end early in the overtime, so the defenseman used his long arm to knock the puck toward the net.
His strategy paid off. Parayko's one-handed goal 1:34 into the extra period lifted the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 win over the Avalanche on Friday night.
Vladimir Tarasenko scored and Alexander Steen also had a goal before leaving the game with an injury. Jake Allen stopped 27 shots for St. Louis.
O’Reilly, Schenn score, as Blues defeat Predators 6-2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Blues center Brayden Schenn is known for his offensive touch. He showed his physical side on Friday night.
Ryan O'Reilly, Schenn and Alex Pietrangelo finished with a goal and an assist, and the Blues snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-2 victory over the Nashville Predators.
Blackhawks end 8-game skid, beat Blues 1-0
CHICAGO (AP) — Jeremy Colliton got his first win as an NHL coach when Corey Crawford made 28 saves to help the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 1-0 on Wednesday night, stopping an eight-game losing streak.
Chicago's slide began with a 7-3 loss at St. Louis on Oct. 27, and Colliton took over after Joel Quenneville was fired on Nov. 6. The Blackhawks then dropped his first three games behind the bench before shutting down the Blues in the opener of a three-game homestand.
Sundqvist’s 2 rare goals send Blues past Golden Knights 5-3
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Oskar Sundqvist was concerned about more than just hockey after he sustained serious facial injuries on an illegal hit by Tom Wilson in a preseason game against the Washington Capitals on Sept. 30.
Sundqvist made a statement in his third game since getting back in the lineup by scoring two rare goals to lead the St. Louis Blues past the Vegas Golden Knights 5-3 on Thursday night.
The 24-year-old center from Sweden didn't think he would return to action this soon.
Tarasenko scores twice, Blues beat Blackhawks 7-3
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko asserted that the St. Louis Blues were a better team than the one that had dropped seven of its first nine games following a 7-4 loss Thursday against the Columbus Blue Jackets
Tarasenko followed up Saturday night by scoring two goals, and Ryan O'Reilly and Zach Sanford each had three points as the Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 7-3 to snap a two-game skid.
"This is really emotional for us," Tarasenko said. "Everyone understands how important this game was."
Trouba scores in OT to lift Jets over Blues 5-4
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets didn't get down about a two-goal deficit Monday night.
Bryan Little tied it late in the third period and Jacob Trouba scored in overtime to help the Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 5-4.
Trouba took a pass from Kyle Connor and shot into an open side of the net behind goalie Jake Allen. It was Trouba's first goal of the season.
St. Louis led 3-1 heading into the third before Ben Chiarot and Mark Scheifele got consecutive goals to tie it.
O’Reilly, Allen lead Blues past Maple Leafs 4-1
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs scored in bunches through seven games. The St. Louis Blues showed that goals don't always come that easily.
Ryan O'Reilly scored his first goal with St. Louis, and Jake Allen made 22 saves as the Blues beat the Maple Leafs 4-1 on Saturday night.
Robert Bortuzzo, Zach Sanford and Ivan Barbashev also scored, and David Perron added two assists for St. Louis, which picked up its second victory in seven games this season.
Gallagher scores goal, Canadiens edge Blues 3-2
MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens are leaving teams behind — and trying not to get too far ahead of themselves.
Brendan Gallagher scored with 11 seconds left to give the Montreal Canadiens their third straight victory, 3-2 over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night.
DeBrincat’s 2nd goal lifts Blackhawks past Blues in OT
CHICAGO (AP) — As a junior hockey phenom, Alex DeBrincat grabbed the attention of scouts as a natural goal scorer who could get open and finish.
Now the 20-year-old Blackhawks forward is doing just that in the NHL.
DeBrincat scored his second goal of the game and sixth this season with nine seconds left in overtime to lift Chicago to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.
Perron’s hat trick lifts Blues to over Flames 5-3
ST. LOUIS (AP) — David Perron likes his new line.
Perron scored his fourth career hat trick, Alexander Steen had a goal and an assist, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Thursday night.
Joel Edmundson also scored and Brayden Schenn had three assists as the Blues won for the first time this season. Jake Allen made 31 saves.
Before the game, Blues coach Mike Yeo moved Perron up to the second line with Schenn and Jaden Schwartz.
Toews nets hat trick with OT goal, Blackhawks top Blues 5-4
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jonathan Toews can feel the rejuvenated spirit permeating through the Blackhawks' dressing room after they missed the playoffs last season.
Toews scored his third goal of the game 2:20 into overtime and Chicago beat the St. Louis Blues 5-4 on Saturday night.
"It's poise across the lineup," Toews said. "Everyone felt that poise tonight, stuck with it and those are all things we're looking for and wanted to improve from last year."
Blues goalie Jake Allen out 10-14 days with back spasms
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Blues goaltender Jake Allen is expected to miss the first week or more of training camp because of back spasms.
General manager Doug Armstrong announced Allen's injury Wednesday on the eve of camp. Allen is out at least 10-14 days, which would put him in position to return for the end of the preseason and be ready for the start of the regular season.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — St. Louis Blues goalie Carter Hutton is expected to sign with the Buffalo Sabres once the NHL's free-agency period opens Sunday, according to a person with direct knowledge of the discussions.
The person tells The Associated Press that the two sides are close to having the framework of a deal in place after Hutton visited Buffalo this week. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Saturday because agreements cannot be announced until the signing period begins.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The St. Louis Blues got things going early and put an end to the Columbus Blue Jackets' 10-game winning streak with a big victory over their own.
Jake Allen made 33 saves, Alexander Steen scored on St. Louis' first shot of the game, and the Blues beat the Blue Jackets 2-1 on Saturday night.
Jaden Schwartz scored his second goal of the game 30 seconds into overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night.
Schwartz skated up the middle and fired a shot past Anton Khudobin. The Blues won for the fifth time in six games to move within a point of the final Western Conference wild-card spot. Jake Allen made 21 saves to improve to 24-21-2.
Schwartz scores twice, Blues beat Bruins 2-1 in OT
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaden Schwartz and the St. Louis Blues waited most of the season for some late-game magic.
They finally found it.
Schwartz scored his second goal of the game 30 seconds into overtime to give St. Louis a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night.
It was the Blues' third successive come-from-behind win in overtime. They beat Chicago 5-4 on Sunday after a 4-3 extra period win over the New York Rangers a day earlier.
Blues hand Kings worst defeat of season, 7-2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The goals would not come, the losses mounted and the St. Louis Blues appeared trapped in a spiral.
They desperately needed something to turn their season — and playoff hopes — around. They might have found just that in a 7-2 demolishing of the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.
"It took a toll on them, not scoring," Blues goalie Jake Allen said. "We needed one of those games. I don't know when the last time was we had a game like that."