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2009-04-06 12:37:43

Montreal right wing Alex Kovalev led the NHL in points last week and earned the first star among the league's players of the week. The NHL each Monday selects three players of the week. While Kovalev claimed first-star honors, Chicago goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin and St. Louis center David Backes also earned mention for their play in games March 30-April 5. Kovalev piled up two goals and seven assists over three games -- all Canadiens' wins. He capped his week with a one-goal, three-assist...

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,...

2009-04-02 21:52:11

David Backes scored his third goal of the game with 4:07 to play Thursday, bringing the St. Louis Blues a huge 5-4 victory over Detroit. The Blues defeated the Red Wings for the first time this season and made sure they would be among the top eight in the Western Conference. St. Louis began the night in ninth place, one point behind idle Nashville and Anaheim, which faced off against Vancouver. Detroit failed for the third time to reach 50 wins for the season. The Red Wings are trying to...

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...

2009-03-15 20:26:41

Five players scored and Chris Mason blocked 19 shots for the St. Louis Blues, who defeated Minnesota 5-3 Sunday, hurting the Wild's playoff hopes. Brad Boyes notched a goal and assist and Keith Tkachuk, Brad Winchester, David Backes and David Perron scored in the Blues' seventh victory in 10 games. Andrew Brunette, Stephane Veilleux and Marc-Andre Bergeron scored for the Wild. Niklas Backstrom turned in 25 saves for Minnesota, which has lost four games in a row and remains a point behind...

2009-03-11 00:24:46

David Perron scored twice Tuesday and the St. Louis Blues got all the goals they needed in the first period in a 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars. David Backes, Brad Winchester and Keith Tkachuk (power play) got the other goals for the Blues, who have won five of their last seven games. St. Louis goalie Chris Mason made 20 saves. James Neal and Mike Ribeiro scored for Dallas, which has won only two of its last 10 games. Getting the Blues off to a 3-0 deficit resulted in Marty Turco being pulled...

2009-03-07 23:28:37

David Booth's second NHL career hat trick Saturday night helped boost the Florida Panthers to a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Blues. The contest was critical for both clubs, who are in a battle for a playoff berth in their respective conferences. Booth scored his 22nd (power play) in the first period, and his 23rd and 24th in the second. He added an assist for a four-point night. Nathan Horton and Radek Dvorak scored a goal apiece and Tomas Vokoun, playing in his 500th NHL game, made 26 saves on...

2009-03-06 22:05:15

Brad Boyes needed just 27 seconds to score an overtime goal Friday and St. Louis, despite blowing a two-goal lead in the third period, downed Tampa Bay 4-3. Boyes took a feed from Carlo Colaiacovo at the left point and leaned into a slapshot that found the right corner of the net. Andy McDonald had a goal and three assists for the Blues, who have won four out of five. Chris Mason made 20 saves. Even with their recent success, the Blues need to pass four teams to gain a playoff spot in the...

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....

2009-01-02 21:20:30

Cam Ward stopped 30 shots Friday, 16 in the third period, to help the Carolina Hurricanes record a 2-1 victory against St. Louis. Eric Staal and Anton Babchuk both scored power-play goals, while Tuomo Ruutu and Sergei Samsonov had two assists apiece for the Hurricanes, who have won three of their last four games. Babchuk's third goal this season at 11:05 of the third period was the eventual game-winner. David Backes' 12th at 11:56 of the third was the lone goal for the Blues. Chris Mason and...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.