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3 hrs ago | Digital Game Developer

Oshie Ruled Out For Blues Playoff Opener

The St. Louis Blues have ruled out forward T.J. Oshie for their playoff opener against the Chicago Blackhawks, but Vladimir Tarasenko is set to return after missing 15 games with a broken thumb.

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

7 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Blackhawks vs. Blues 2014 NHL playoffs live stream & TV start time

Goalie Ryan Miller will look to assist his new team, the St. Louis Blues, by limiting the Blackhawks' scoring in the first round of the 2014 NHL Playoffs.

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

9 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Former UMaine All-America goalie Howard hopes to spark Red Wings to playoff upset vs. Bruins

Former University of Maine All-America goaltender Jimmy Howard, pictured in an April 11 game, leads the Detroit Red Wings into their NHL Eastern Conference playoff series against the Boston Bruins beginning Friday night at TD Garden.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jimmy Howard, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, NHL Northeast Divison, Ice Hockey

13 hrs ago | River Front Times

Twitter Confusion: St. Louis Blues Hashtag Looks Gay But Isn't

St. Louis Blues fans are blowing up Twitter this week as the team prepares to face the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL playoffs.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues

17 hrs ago | Rant Sports

2014 NHL Playoffs: Columbus Blue Jackets No Easy Foe For Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins ' fanbase didn't foresee the first game in the 2014 NHL Playoffs going quite like it did for their favorite hockey team.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Marc-Andre Fleury, NHL Players, Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL Atlantic Division

21 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, Jeremy Morin, NHL Players, Ben Smith, David Backes

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Miami Herald

Roy, Avs anxious to open playoffs against Wild

Nashville Predators center Craig Smith scores on Minnesota Wild goalie Ilya Bryzgalov , of Russia, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Sunday, April 13, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Mikko Koivu, NHL Players, Nashville Predators, Ryan Suter, Craig Smith, NHL Northwest Division

Bleedin Blue

Vladimir Tarasenko Could Be Ready For Game One

The good news continues to pile on for the St. Louis Blues. Vladimir Tarasenko hasn't definitely been cleared to play in Game One between the St. Louis Blues and the Chicago Blackhawks, but there's mounting evidence that suggests the talented Russian forward could be ready to go in time for the series opener.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Vladimir Tarasenko, NHL Players

Canada.com

Blues guitarist B.B. King apologizes for St. Louis concert, cites travel, diabetes

Blues guitarist B.B. King wants his St. Louis fans to give him another chance after an erratic performance led to a stream of audience catcalls and early departures.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues

Detroit Free Press

Red Wings grateful for rest, work on special teams at practice

Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said there's not one disadvantage to starting the first-round playoff series against Boston on Friday.

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CBS Local

Blackhawks Playoff Tickets Second Most Expensive In NHL For Series Against Blues

The St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks are two of the best teams in the NHL this season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, Corey Crawford, NHL Players, St. Louis Blues

The Globe and Mail

Game on: Globe hockey writers make their NHL Playoff round one picks

The Chicago Blackhawks carry out the Stanley Cup Championship banner past the Stanley Cup during a ceremony before an NHL hockey game between the Blackhawks and the Washington Capitals Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Chicago.

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Related Topix: Ice Hockey, Winter Sports, Sports, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, Jonathan Toews, NHL Players, Colorado Avalanche, Matt Duchene

Detroit Free Press

Weather doesn't prevent Al Sobotka's traditional Detroit Red Wings playoff barbecue

He's assisted by Leslie Baker, who handles hospitality for the players. Defenseman Kyle Quincey said the barbecue is one of the unique things about playing in Detroit.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

BleacherReport

2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Your Guide to Everything You Need to Know

The Stanley Cup playoffs are here at long last - they open Wednesday with three games - and that means the long, seemingly never-ending 82-game season has come to a close.

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Related Topix: Ice Hockey, Winter Sports, Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Atlantic Division, New Jersey Devils, Jaromir Jagr, NHL Players, Chicago Blackhawks, Jonathan Toews

Chillicothe Gazette

Jackets don't mind those who doubt them

The Columbus Blue Jackets don't mind all the doubters. In fact, they almost welcome them.

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Related Topix: Sports, Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL Atlantic Division, Sidney Crosby, Mark Letestu, NHL Players, Evgeni Malkin

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Hoisting the Cup without a hot goalie hard to do

Minnesota Wild goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, right, of Russia, swats away a shot past Nashville Predators right wing Patric Hornqvist, left, of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Sunday, April 13, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, NHL Northwest Division, Nashville Predators, Patric Hornqvist, NHL Players, NHL Eastern Conference, Tuukka Rask

CBS Local

Bruins Series Hits Close To Home For Wings' Brendan Smith, His Brother [BLOG]

APRIL 04: Brendan Smith #2 of the Detroit Red Wings skates with the puck during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on April 4, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona.

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Rant Sports

NHL: Five Minnesota Wild Players Who Won't Be Back in 2014

The Minnesota Wild are preparing for a postseason series with the Colorado Avalanche right now, and if they bow out of the playoffs quickly the status of head coach Mike Yeo will be speculated on immediately.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, T.J Oshie, NHL Players

Pensburgh

Get to Know a Blue Jacket: Ryan Johansen

For part of our preview of the Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets series, we profile a couple of important but perhaps lesser known players that may be the difference between winning and losing.

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Related Topix: Sports, R.J. Umberger, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Brooks Orpik, Paul Martin, Columbus Blue Jackets

Nanaimo Daily News

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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, Alexander Steen, David Backes, Vladimir Tarasenko, NHL Players

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