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2009-04-10 22:47:28

Keith Tkachuk scored twice Friday in leading St. Louis to a 3-1 win over Columbus that gave the Blues their first playoff berth in five years. St. Louis needed a victory over the Blue Jackets and a loss by Nashville to Minnesota to earn the post-season spot and the Blues got both. Andy McDonald also scored for the Blues and Brad Boyes had two assists. St. Louis won for the eighth time in 10 games, getting 16 saves from Chris Mason. Columbus, which is sixth in the Western Conference playoff...

2009-04-05 00:12:18

Trevor Daley's goal 16 seconds into overtime Saturday boosted the Dallas Stars to a 5-4 victory against the St. Louis Blues. Daley's seventh goal this season was a slapshot past Chris Mason after an assist by Mike Modano. Dallas' Loui Eriksson scored twice and Mike Ribeiro once. Tom Wandell had two assists, while Matt Climie, in his NHL debut, stopped 22-of-26 shots for the Stars -- who have won two of three but are out of the Western Conference playoff race because the Blues, with 86 points,...

2009-03-29 19:13:15

Five players scored and Chris Mason blocked 26 shots Sunday, carrying St. Louis to its fifth straight win, a 5-2 decision over the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Blues are 12-4-1 in their last 17 games and hold the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference race for the playoffs. Patrik Berglund notched a goal and two assists, David Perron and T.J. Oshie each had a goal and assist and David Backes and Brad Boyes added goals for St. Louis. Fedor Tyutin and Rick Nash scored for Columbus, which is in the...

2009-03-26 22:42:41

Goals from David Perron and Andy McDonald broke open a tie game in the third period Thursday and sent the St. Louis Blues to a 4-2 triumph over Vancouver. The Blues began the night in 11th place in the Western Conference, but moved within one point of a spot among the top eight in the tightly-bunched playoff race with their third straight win. With the game tied 2-2 after two periods, Perron put the Blues in front 2:58 into the third period by tipping in a shot by Keith Tkachuk on the power...

2009-03-24 22:46:04

Patrik Berglund scored twice in the third and Chris Mason stopped 22 shots for his 17th career shutout Tuesday in a 2-0 St. Louis win over the LA Kings. St. Louis, hoping to return to post-season play after a three-year absence, is one point out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Jonathan Quick made 21 saves for the Kings, who have lost six of their last seven games.

2009-02-18 21:14:47

Rick Nash's 24th goal of the season helped Columbus build a three-score lead Wednesday and the Blue Jackets held on to defeat St. Louis 4-3. Columbus prevented the Blues from posting what would have been their first three-game winning streak in almost three months. Nash scored 3:57 into the second period to make it 3-1. Andrew Murray added a goal with 2:52 remaining in the stanza, driving Chris Mason from the game. Mason allowed the four goals on 19 shots, after which Chris Holt faced only...

2009-02-07 23:45:58

Brad Boyes had a goal and an assist Saturday night to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche. Boyes scored one of St. Louis' three goals in the second period after assisting on Keith Tkachuk's 16th goal at 4:20. T.J. Oshie and David Perron scored St. Louis' other goals. David Backes had two assists, while Chris Mason stopped 23 of 24 shots for the Blues, who have won five of their last eight games overall and three of their last four contests against the Avalanche....

2009-01-31 23:05:43

Chris Mason's third shutout this season led the St. Louis Blues' surprising 4-0 win Saturday night over the high-scoring Philadelphia Flyers. In all, Mason stopped the 36 shots he faced. The Flyers had a full two-minute, two-man advantage less than 2 minutes into the game, but were unable to get any quality shots on net. Later, St. Louis got one goal apiece from Jay McClement, Carlo Colaiacovo, David Backes (power play), and Patrik Berglund (power play). Brad Boyes and T.J. Oshie both had two...

2009-01-09 23:54:18

Brad Boyes scored the tie-breaking goal with 2:10 to play Friday and the St. Louis Blues halted a seven-game road losing streak with a 6-4 win over Vancouver. The Blues had not won away from home since Nov. 30 in Atlanta. St. Louis equaled its largest output of the season with the six goals. The Blues scored six against Nashville Dec. 8 and against Dallas Oct. 16 in the fourth game of the season. Trailing by a goal to start the second period, the Blues got goals from Patrik Berglund and...

2008-12-21 01:19:16

Roman Polak registered a goal and an assist Saturday night when the St. Louis Blues topped Minnesota 4-2. Polak's assist came on David Backes' 10th goal of the season at 10:30 of the first period. Polak scored his first goal of the campaign at 2:51 of the third, following assists by Brad Boyes and Keith Tkachuk. Patrik Berglund and Jay McClement (empty net) also scored, and Manny Legace stopped 24-of-26 shots for the Blues, who avoided matching their season-high losing streak of six games....


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