Jake Allen

Should They Stay or Should They Go: A Team Review, Part 2. The Defense and Goalies

April 24, 2018

(Photo Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports) The Season has now drawn to a close. It was a season of ups and downs and overall just plain disappointing. After the rocket hot start this year’s Blues team had, pretty much anything short of a Central Division Championship would have been disappointing. Then January and February happened, […]

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Is Gutless a Euphemism for ‘Not Good Enough’?

April 10, 2018

(Photo Credit: Getty Images) The Blues missed the playoffs by a point. There are literally dozens of things that are worth a point. The three biggest (imo) are forward depth, goaltending, and coaching. Forward Depth The forward corps never recovered from losing David Perron to Vegas and Robby Fabbri‘s injury.  This is confounding because there was […]

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Blackhawk Down…The Sequel

April 6, 2018

(Photo Credit: Bill Boyce / Associated Press) The First Period In a game that does not really decide our fate for the playoffs, it was mostly like watching a tennis match. The Blackhawks and the Blues went back and forth for almost the entire first period. Both teams had some solid chances. The Blackhawks almost […]

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Game 80: Blackhawks 4, Blues 3

April 5, 2018

(Photo Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports) Another Disappointing Loss for the St. Louis Blues. Can they bounce back in Chicago? Blues Goals: Robert Bortuzzo (4) Brayden Schenn (27) Vladimir Tarasenko (33) Scoring Summary 1st Period St. Louis looked solid to begin the game. Early, Jaden Schwartz attempted a wrap-around. Everyone thought that the puck was […]

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Game 79: Blues Fall to Capitals 4-2

April 3, 2018

Blues Goals: Vladimir Tarasenko (32), Patrik Berglund (14) A Quick & Exciting Start Just 3:38 into the 1st period, Vladimir Tarasenko was able to capitalize. Alex Pietrangelo brought the puck into the zone and sent a nice pass to Kyle Brodziak. Kyle then gave the puck to Tarasenko who made no mistake bringing the puck […]

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Game 78 Preview: St. Louis @ Arizona

March 31, 2018

(Photo Credit: Associated Press/Jeff Roberson) Tonight, the Arizona Coyotes will host the Blues. St. Louis has won 16 of their last 17 at Gila River Arena. Arizona Coyotes Record: 27-40-11 (65 Points) Home: 15-20-4 Last 10 Games: 5-5 Goal Differential: -53 “Yotes” Leading Scorers Clayton Keller (23G, 39A, 62P) Derek Stepan (13G, 40A, 53P) Oliver […]

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What Happens in Vegas Does Not Always Stay in Vegas

March 31, 2018

Patrik Berglund (13) Brayden Schenn (26) Chris Thorburn (1) 1st Period Whoa if you have a seat buckle on the chair your sitting in, you may want to buckle up. The Blues came out on fire and really put the pressure on the Golden Knights. Just 2:54 into the first period, Alexander Steen passes the […]

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Game 76 Preview: San Jose @ St. Louis

March 26, 2018

The Sharks will play in Chicago tonight. Tomorrow, they’ll be hosted by the Blues. Having said that, this evaluation was made on Monday morning. This is one of those games I could flip a coin on. Both teams are hot right now and there’s no telling which way this one may go. The Sharks, however, […]

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Game 74: Blues Defeat Vancouver 4-1

March 24, 2018

(Photo Credit: USA Today Network / USA Today Sports) The Blues Came into This One Looking for Their 4th Win in a Row. Vancouver had just 1 victory in their last 8 games. Throughout those 8, the Canucks have averaged a goal and a half per contest and have accumulated an ugly goal differential of […]

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The Red Hot Bruins Get Cooled Off On Blue Ice

March 22, 2018

(PhotoCredit: Getty Images) A Rough First Period The Blues came out with what looked to be a good start but ended up taking a bad penalty. The penalty came at 9:40 into the first period by Robert Bortuzzo for cross-checking against Sean Kuraly. Shortly after, Alex Pietrangelo was behind the Blues net and went to […]

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