Ovechkin scores 30th goal but Blues rally past Capitals 5-2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Robert Bortuzzo got mad for the St. Louis Blues, and teammate Oskar Sundqvist got even with the Washington Capitals.
Alex Ovechkin scored his 30th goal of the season but the Blues came back to beat the Capitals 5-2 on Thursday night after Sundqvist knocked in the go-ahead goal.
Blues sign Bortuzzo to 3-year extension
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Blues have signed veteran defenseman Robert Bortuzzo to a three-year extension worth $1.375 million per season.
St. Louis general manager Doug Armstrong announced Bortuzzo's $4.125 million contract extension Saturday. Bortuzzo is now signed through the 2021-22 season.
The 29-year-old Bortuzzo has a goal and two assists in 12 games this season, his fifth with the Blues. He missed the season opener after being suspended and missed time with a lower-body injury.
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.
Blues acquire Jerabek from Oilers for conditional draft pick
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Blues have acquired defenseman Jakub Jerabek from the Edmonton Oilers for a conditional 2020 sixth-round pick.
The pick becomes a fifth-rounder in 2020 if Jerabek appears in 50 or more regular-season games for St. Louis this season. General manager Doug Armstrong announced the trade Monday on the eve of the deadline for NHL teams to set their opening night rosters.
Blues’ Bortuzzo suspended 2 preseason, 1 regular-season game
St. Louis Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo was suspended Thursday for the final two preseason games and the regular-season opener for an elbow to the head of Washington Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny.
Barbashev leads Blues to 4-2 win over Ducks
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The St. Louis Blues are less interested in identifying why they've suddenly turned things around than they are in simply extending their improved play.
After losing nine of 10 and fading in the playoff race, the Blues won their second consecutive game against a team they're pursuing in the Western Conference, beating the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 on Monday night.
St. Louis got goals from four players, two days after seven Blues scored in a 7-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
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."
Bortuzzo, Stastny help Blues beat Avalanche 4-3
DENVER (AP) — Robert Bortuzzo took full responsibility for plowing into his own goaltender to set up an easy and momentum-swinging goal for Colorado.
The St. Louis defenseman made up for it minutes later with the sealing goal.
Predators’ Fiala out of playoffs after breaking leg
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nashville Predators forward Kevin Fiala broke his left leg during Game 1 against St. Louis and is recovering from surgery to repair his femur, the team said Thursday.
The 20-year-old Fiala was hit by Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and went hard into the boards behind the St. Louis net at 1:46 of the second period Wednesday night. His injury led to a 17-minute delay while Fiala received medical attention. He was taken off the ice on a stretcher to the hospital.
Nashville’s Fiala leaves on stretcher with leg injury
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nashville forward Kevin Fiala was taken off the ice on a stretcher after he hurt his left leg during Game 1 of the Predators' second-round series against St. Louis on Wednesday night.
Fiala was hit by Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and went hard into the boards behind the St. Louis net at 1:46 of the second period. The injury led to a 17-minute delay while Fiala received medical attention.
No Shattenkirk is no problem for bigger, better Blues
Knowing Kevin Shattenkirk wasn't in their long-term plans, the St. Louis Blues traded the talented defenseman and braced for the immediate blow to their playoff hopes.
That never happened. The Blues actually got better without him.
Edmundson scores with 20 seconds left, Blues top Ducks
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis defenseman Joel Edmundson doesn't score very often. When he does, it is usually an important one.
Edmundson converted with 20 seconds left in regulation and Jake Allen made 23 saves in the Blues' 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.
"It feels good, a little different — but good," Edmundson said.
Paul Stastny, Vladimir Tarasenko and Ryan Reaves also scored to help the Blues win their third straight.
Allen stops 39 for Blues in 4-2 win at Boston
BOSTON (AP) — The St. Louis Blues turned around a listless start by getting gritty in the second period.
Robert Bortuzzo and Paul Stastny scored 2:12 apart in the second and Jake Allen had 39 saves, helping the Blues beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Tuesday night despite getting just seven shots on net in the first 20 minutes.