St. Louis Blues

Video: Tarasenko gets the Blues on the board with a beauty


Vladimir Tarasenko got the St. Louis Blues on the board this afternoon with a highlight-reel goal.

The 23-year-old picked up a Jaden Schwartz feed and finished off the breakaway with a nice backhanded deke on Corey Crawford for his 28th of the season.

Tarasenko now has four goals in his last five games.

Video: Blues’ Reaves takes Teravainen’s skate to the mouth


St. Louis Blues’ Ryan Reaves took Teuvo Teravainen’s skate to the mouth midway through the first period this afternoon.

Reaves hauled down the Blackhawks’ rookie, and while Teravainen was falling, his skate came up and caught Reaves.

The Blues forward received a minor penalty for interference on the play, but went straight to the Blues’ room for repairs.

The Blackhawks, who were already up 1-0, failed to add to their lead on the man advantage.

Reaves returned for the conclusion of the first period.

WATCH LIVE: Blackhawks at Blues (12:30 p.m. ET)

The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues hook up for the third of five meetings this season this afternoon at the Scottrade Center.

St. Louis has won both meetings between the two clubs this season and will look to add some space between the two clubs in the Central Division standings. The Blues currently have a six-point cushion on the Blackhawks through 52 games.

The Blues are an impressive 20-4-2 on home ice this this season while the Blackhawks are concluding a season-high seven-game road trip.

You can watch it on NBC and stream it thanks to NBC Sports Live Extra.


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Jackets thump the Blues, but lose Murray

NHL on NBC: The Blues look to bounce back against the Blackhawks

NHL on NBC: The Blues look to bounce back against the Blackhawks


NBC continues its coverage of the 2014-15 campaign when the St. Louis Blues host the Chicago Blackhawks at the Scottrade Center at 12:30 pm ET today. In addition to NBC, you can also watch the game online.

The Chicago Blackhawks will look to conclude their season-high seven game road trip on a winning note when they visit their Central Division rivals from St. Louis.

The Blackhawks are 3-3-0 on the trip and coming off a 2-1 overtime win against the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night.

St. Louis enters Sunday’s action following its worst defeat of the season falling 7-1 to the Columbus Blue Jackets Friday. The loss snapped a seven-game winning streak.

The two teams split the first two games in the season series with the Blues winning 3-2 on home ice Oct. 25 and the Blackhawks picking up a 4-1 win at the United Center on Dec. 3.

Corey Crawford is expected to get the start for Chicago. He is 12-3-2 with a 1.72 G.A.A. in his 17 meetings (playoffs included) with St. Louis. Crawford picked up his 20th win of the season on Friday, but has yet to face the Blues this season.

Brian Elliott, who was pulled in Friday’s game, is scheduled to start for St. Louis. He made 22 saves in the win during the first meeting between the two teams. Elliott is 3-1-0 with a 2.04 G.A.A. in his last five games against the Blackhawks.

Patrick Kane is hot for the Blackhawks. The 26-year-old is tied for the league-lead in points (58) along with Tyler Seguin and Jakub Voracek. Kane’s 26 goals this season are four shy of his career-high set during the 2009-10 season. Kane has scored or assisted on half of the Blackhawks’ 20 goals in the past eight games.

Kane has also been hot against St. Louis. He has seven points in his last four regular season meetings with the Blues including a two-goal performance in the December victory.

The Blues are hot at home. Since Nov. 11, St. Louis has just one regulation loss (15-1-2) on home ice is are 8-0-1 in their past nine home games.

The two clubs will meet twice in April to conclude the season series.

Jackets thump the Blues, but lose Murray


The Columbus Blue Jackets snapped a three game losing streak with a 7-1 win over the St. Louis Blues Friday night.

However, defenseman Ryan Murray left the game early in the third period with a lower body injury and did not return.

Murray has been plagued by knee problems, which has limited the 21-year-old to just eight games this season.

Nick Foligno had two goals and an assist while Ryan Johansen had a goal and two helpers in the win.

Cam Atkinson, Corey Tropp, Matt Calvert and Scott Hartnell had the other Jackets’ goals.

Paul Stastny had the lone goal for the Blues, who had their seven-game win streak snapped.

Curtis McElhinney made 32 saves in the win while Brian Elliott, who allowed four goals on 14 shots was saddled with the loss.

Jake Allen allowed three goals on 19 shots in relief.

The two teams meet for a second and final time on March 28.