There’s plenty of reminders at the St. Louis Blues practice facility that it was just a few short years ago the Blues won the Stanley Cup. That journey back to the Stanley Cup Playoffs begins on Thursday in Dallas versus the Stars, and the guys in the locker room say it’s important to set the tone in game one and get off to a good start.
The St. Louis Blues filled into Enterprise Center on Tuesday, and the team is celebrating Pride Night. Still, The Blues are receiving some criticism about the decision not to wear Pride jerseys during warmups.
According to multiple reports Thursday, the Blues are trading longtime franchise star Vladimir Tarasenko to the New York Rangers in a deal that brings an end to the Russian-born forward’s time in St. Louis after 11 years.
Robert Thomas’ goal 28 seconds into overtime capped a St. Louis comeback as the Blues beat the Calgary Flames 4-3 on Tuesday night. Thomas’ game-winner came on a one-timer on an odd man rush with Jordan Kyrou. Kyrou had a goal and two assists, Pavel Buchnevich had a goal and an assist, and Nikita Alexandrov also scored for the Blues, who won their fourth in their last five games. Jordan Binnington made 28 saves. Andrew Mangiapane had a goal and an assist for the Flames. Milan Lucic and Mikael Backlund also scored and Jacob Markstrom made 23 saves.
Ivan Barbashev tied the game late in the second period and set up Brandon Saad’s go-ahead goal early in the third to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 5-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.