Latest Keith Tkachuk Stories

2009-10-05 13:42:17

Washington's Alex Ovechkin, who had six points in his first two games this season, is the NHL's first star in the league's player of the week voting. The NHL selects three stars of the week each Monday. Ovechkin took the first star award with Colorado goaltender Craig Anderson and St. Louis center Keith Tkachuk also honored. Ovechkin had had two goals and an assist in the Capitals' season opener against Boston and came back with a goal and two assists in Washington's first home game of the...

2009-10-03 19:21:48

Keith Tkachuk had two goals and an assist Saturday when St. Louis beat Detroit 5-3 in an NHL game in Stockholm, Sweden. Brad Boyes, Andy McDonald and Patrik Berglund also scored for the Blues, who won 4-3 in Stockholm on Friday and began a year with two wins in a row for the first time since the lockout-shortened 1995 season. Ty Conklin, a Red Wing last season, blocked 29 shots Saturday for his first win with St. Louis. Tomas Holmstrom, Niklas Kronwall and Dan Cleary scored for the Red...

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...

2009-04-08 02:10:32

Two goals by B.J. Crombeen were all the St. Louis Blues needed to beat Phoenix 5-1 Tuesday and stay in the playoff hunt. Keith Tkachuk, Brad Winchester and David Perron also had goals for the Blues, who have 88 points as do the Anaheim Ducks who own the tie-breaker. Chris Mason made 28 saves but looked sharp against Phoenix, which is out of the playoff race and lost its second consecutive game. The Coyotes got their lone goal from Scottie Upshall while starting goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov was...

2009-03-28 23:58:48

David Perron scored the game-winner in the fourth round of a shootout Saturday when the St. Louis Blues recorded a 4-3 win over Columbus. The Blue Jackets forced the extra time after Kristian Huselius and Rick Nash scored in a 90-second span to erase a 3-1 Columbus lead. Keith Tkachuk, Alexander Steen and Patrik Berglund all scored in regulation and goaltender Chris Mason made 24 saves on 27 shots for the Blues, who have won four in a row to move into a tie with eighth-place Edmonton 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...

2009-03-15 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...

2009-02-19 22:24:07

Keith Tkachuk scored 2:52 into overtime Thursday and Chris Mason made 28 saves, giving the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 victory over Nashville. The teams will play again Saturday in St. Louis. Andy McDonald assisted on Tkachuk's goal and also produced the game-tying tally in the second period. It was the Blues' third win in four games. Pekka Rinne stopped 34 shots and pulled off several spectacular saves, but it was not enough to keep the Predators from losing their third straight. The Nashville...

2009-02-10 22:53:57

Mats Sundin scored twice and Jannik Hansen got the game-winner for the Vancouver Canucks Tuesday in a 6-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues. Hansen's goal with 4:42 to play broke a 4-4 tie and Pavol Demitra added an empty-netter in the closing seconds. Alexandre Burrows and Ryan Kesley also scored for Vancouver. The Blues got goals by Brad Boyes, Keith Tkachuk, Steve Wagner and Andy McDonald. Robert Luongo had 24 saves for the Canucks. St. Louis goalie Chris Mason also had 24.

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