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2 hrs ago | The State

Schwartz matures into impact player for Blues

It has been slightly more than two years since Schwartz was a junior at Colorado College, competing against the likes of St. Cloud State, Western Michigan and Miami of Ohio.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Patrik Berglund, Vladimir Tarasenko, Magnus Paajarvi, Vladimir Sobotka, NHL Players

9 hrs ago | KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Which Blues will we see Thursday night?

When fans pile into the Scottrade Center Thursday night for Game 1 of the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks quarterfinal series matchup, they are likely to see a much different team than they did in the Apr 13, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues left wing Alexander Steen skates with the puck as Detroit Red Wings defenseman Xavier ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Alexander Steen, NHL Players, Alex Pietrangelo, Brian Elliott, Vladimir Tarasenko

11 hrs ago | Blackhhawk up

The Chicago Blackhawks New Playoff Lines

Apr 9, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; The Chicago Blackhawks celebrate after winning in overtime at the United Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, NHL Central Division, Jeremy Morin, NHL Players, Ben Smith

21 hrs ago | ChicagoSports.com

Red-hot Morin likely odd man out for Hawks

Jeremy Morin certainly made a strong case for ice time in the playoffs with four goals over the Hawks' last five games.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Alex Pietrangelo, Patrik Berglund, Vladimir Tarasenko, Barret Jackman, NHL Players

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Detroit News

Western Conference playoff preview: Blackhawks draw Blues first in quest to defend Cup

Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News breaks down the first-round matchups in the Western Conference playoffs, with predictions on each series: Story lines: Colorado could be missing C Matt Duchene , their leading scorer .

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, NHL Players, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp, Marian Hossa, Duncan Keith

Chicago Sun-Times

Blackhawks vs. Blues will be speed vs. brawn

There's really no way of knowing what to expect from this first-round playoff series between the Blackhawks and the Blues.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Barret Jackman, NHL Players, Chicago Blackhawks, Jonathan Toews, Andrew Shaw

The Wichita Eagle

Oshie, Morrow practice for Blues

"The cavalry's coming," said forward Brenden Morrow, who participated in an optional skate Tuesday along with top-line forward T.J. Oshie.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Patrik Berglund, T.J Oshie, Vladimir Tarasenko, Vladimir Sobotka, NHL Players

NBC Chicago

First Round Matchups: Hitchcock vs. Quenneville

With the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues set to square off in the playoffs for the first time since 2002, Madhouse Enforcer is taking a look at some of the key matchups that will help decide the series between these Central Division rivals.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Alex Pietrangelo, NHL Players, Chicago Blackhawks, Ben Smith, Brandon Saad

The St Paul Journal

Loss to Kings in last year's playoffs taught Blues valuable lessons

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Alex Steen, Alex Pietrangelo, Ian Cole, Kevin Shattenkirk, NHL Players

The Winnipeg Free Press

NHL playoffs

The Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews with the puck in front of the St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo during the first period at the United Center in Chicago.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Alex Pietrangelo, NHL Players, NHL Eastern Conference, NHL Western Conference, Alex Steen

CBC News

Mike Brophy Western Conference playoff preview Apr 14, 2014 |

David Backes, left, and the Blues will try to knock off goalie Corey Crawford and the defending Cup champion Blackhawks in the opening round.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Western Conference, NHL Players, Chicago Blackhawks, Corey Crawford, NHL Eastern Conference, Anaheim Ducks, Opinion

Mon Apr 14, 2014

DigitalBURG

Red Wings keep Blues down with 3-0 shutout

Without Jimmy Howard, Johan Franzen and Daniel Alfredsson, the Detroit Red Wings warmed up for the playoffs with a win.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings, Alex Pietrangelo, Jay Bouwmeester, Vladimir Tarasenko, NHL Players

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Playoffs approaching, Blues need goalie Ryan Miller to step up

Exactly as advertised, Ryan Miller came to the St. Louis Blues and the goals-against number went down.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Alex Pietrangelo, Jay Bouwmeester, Alexander Steen, Vladimir Tarasenko, NHL Players

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Blues expect most injured players back for Game 1

Sunday's regular-season finale was more of an American Hockey League matchup than an NHL rivalry game, as it was supposed to be.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Alex Pietrangelo, Patrik Berglund, Vladimir Tarasenko, Barret Jackman, NHL Players

TSN.ca

Bruins finish regular season on top of NHL Power Rankings

The Boston Bruins finish the 2013-2014 regular season on top of the TSN.ca NHL Power Rankings , ahead of the Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Eastern Conference, NHL Hockey, NHL Western Conference, Dallas Stars, NHL Pacific Division, St. Louis Blues, NHL Central Division, NHL Players

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Sports Network

Blues eye division title against Red Wings

On the final day of action before the playoffs, the struggling St. Louis Blues will try to halt a five-game slide when they host the Detroit Red Wings in Sunday's afternoon battle at Scottrade Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Brenden Morrow, Patrik Berglund, Derek Roy, Vladimir Sobotka, NHL Players

Fri Apr 11, 2014

NBC Chicago

Blues, Avalanche Heading in Opposite Directions as Playoffs Near

MARCH 12: Marcus Kruger #16 of the Chicago Blackhawks controls the puck against Nick Holden #2 of the Colorado Avalanche as goalie Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche defends the goal at Pepsi Center on March 12, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Colorado Avalanche, St. Louis Blues, Semyon Varlamov, Nick Holden, NHL Players, Derek Roy

FrozenNotes.com

Blues call on Ty Rattie

It's Ty Rattie time! The St. Louis Blues have called on their best prospect as they take on the Dallas Stars on Friday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Ty Rattie, NHL Players, Brenden Morrow, Keith Aucoin, Derek Roy

Dallas Morning News

Morning skate update: Stars have chance to clinch playoff spot against battered St. Louis roster

Phoenix lost to Nashville last night, meaning the Stars need just two more points to clinch a playoff spot.

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Related Topix: Sports, Dallas Stars, NHL Hockey, Ray Whitney, NHL Players, Rich Peverley, St. Louis Blues, Derek Roy

Thu Apr 10, 2014

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Blues lose Oshie, game vs. Wild

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Brenden Morrow, Alexander Steen, Jaden Schwartz, Kevin Shattenkirk, NHL Players

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