Author: Darrin Hamlin

A Must Win Game – Sports in Perspective

PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC will be empty on Thursday, March 19th A few days ago I penned an article that we chose not to publish. It was too selfish. The article was mostly about how disappointed I was that I wouldn’t be able to see the Blues play the Hurricanes in Raleigh. I live […]

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Allen, Blues Sweep Season Series in 2-0 Shutout Over Blackhawks

Blues goaltender Jake Allen (34) makes a glove save. (Photo courtesy: John Woods, CP) The Stage: United Center, Chicago, IL St. Louis, 40-18-10 1st place in the Central Division at Chicago 31-29-8, 7th place in the Central Division St. Louis arrives in Chicago with a chance to sweep the season series, something they have never […]

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Binnington, Blues Take 8th Straight Over Rangers, 3-1

Rangers forward Julien Gauthier (12) tries to work the puck around diving Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo (41). (Photo courtesy: Al Bello, Getty Images) The Stage: Madison Square Garden, NY St. Louis, 39-17-10, 1st place in the Central Division at New York Rangers, 35-26-4, 7th place in the Metropolitan Division The red-hot Blues look to take […]

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Scoring Gala as Blues Prevail Against Blackhawks, 6-5

Blues forwards David Perron (57) and Robert Thomas (18) celebrate a goal with defensemen Justin Falk (72) and Vince Dunn (29). (Photo courtesy: Scott Rovak, AP photo) The Stage: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO Chicago, 27-27-8, 7th in Central Division at St. Louis, 36-17-10, 1st in Central Division St. Louis hosts Chicago in the midst […]

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Blues Dominate in Dallas with 5-1 Win

Glenn James/NHL via Getty Images American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX St. Louis, 34-17-10, 1st place Central Division at Dallas, 35-19-6, 2nd place Central Division The Blues have won 2 in a row, both by shutout, and have been displaying the type of play that won them the Stanley Cup last season. Wins over New Jersey […]

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Blues Dominate in 1-0 Shutout Over Arizona

Jeff Curry, USA TODAY Sports Enterprise Center – St. Louis, Missouri Arizona, 30-25-8, tied for 4th in the Pacific Division at St. Louis, 33-17-10, tied for 1st in the Central Division St. Louis has been struggling of late, having won just 2 of their last 9 games. Jordan Binnington and the rest of the Blues […]

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Blues Rants Invades Nashville- Chills with John Hamm!

Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN Saturday, February 15th My wife and I set out for Nashville – from Greenville, South Carolina- to see the Blues take on the Predators. The next day was my wife’s birthday and she wanted to see the Blues play in Nashville – and she typically gets what she wants. We like […]

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Blues Blow 2 Goal Lead, Fall to Stars in OT

Enterprise Center – St. Louis, MO Justin Faulk and Andrew Cogliano battle for space in front of Jordan Binnington‘s net Saturday night in St. Louis. (Scott Rovak/NHL via Getty Images) Dallas, 30-19-5, 3rd place in Central Division at St. Louis, 32-15-8, 1st place in Central Division In an important Central Division battle, the Stars shoot […]

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Blues Back on Track, Throttle Hurricanes 6-3

Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO Vince Dunn and Brayden Schenn help Jordan Binnington defend the net against the Carolina Hurricanes’ Brock McGinn. (Scott Rovak/NHL via Getty Images) Carolina, 30-19-3, 6th place in Metropolitan Division at St. Louis, 31-14-8, 1st place in Central Division St. Louis is happy to be home after a dismal western Canada […]

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Blues’ Bad 1st Too Much to Overcome In Loss to Oilers

Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta Edmonton’s Adam Larsson battles Ryan O’Reilly during Friday’s game in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Andy Devlin/NHL via Getty Images) St. Louis, 31-12-8, 1st place in Central Division at Edmonton, 26-18-6, 3rd place in Pacific Division The 1st place Blues continue their tour of Canada tonight as they make a stop in Edmonton. […]

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