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Coach Ken Hitchcock will keep Ryan Reaves in the lineup for Game 3 on Tuesday night.

He returned to action on Sunday against Dallas for the first time since Game 2 of the Chicago series. "He played really good," said Hitchcock. "Like I said on the TV broadcast, if the coach was a little smarter, he would have had him out there more." The coach liked Reaves' control on the boards and he accounted for five hits on his eight shifts.
May 2 - 5:24 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk had a pair of assists in Game 2's 4-3 overtime win versus Dallas.

Both of his helpers came on power-play goals, including the game winner by David Backes. Shattenkirk had two goals and seven points in nine playoff games. He has posted 0.66 postseason point-per-game average in the playoffs, which is currently third among active defensemen.
May 2 - 10:48 AM

Ryan Reaves was back in the lineup for Game 2 on Sunday against Dallas.

It marked his first time in the fold since Game 2 of the Chicago series. Reaves had five hits in 6:18 of ice time. Steve Ott was a healthy scratch.
May 2 - 10:43 AM

Robby Fabbri had two assists in Game 2 during a 4-3 overtime win over Dallas.

He picked up helpers on goals by a Patrik Berglund and Troy Brouwer during the first period. Fabbri has been an important contributor for the Blues in his first NHL postseason with one goal and six assists in nine matches.
May 2 - 10:41 AM

Troy Brouwer scored in Sunday's 4-3 overtime win over Dallas.

He gave the Blues a 3-1 lead in the first period on a power-play marker late in the frame. Brouwer also added an assist in the match and has accounted for four points in his last four playoff games.
May 2 - 10:36 AM

Joel Edmundson tallied his first playoff goal in Sunday's 4-3 overtime win against Dallas.

He contributed one goal and eight assists in 67 games during the regular season for the Blues. The 22-year-old defenseman has suited up in seven playoff matches and he has posted one point.
May 2 - 10:32 AM

Patrik Berglund registered his second goal of the postseason in Game 2 against Dallas.

His last goal came in Game 3 versus Chicago during the first round, but he has earned a point in each of his past three playoff contests. Berglund has four points and a plus-5 rating in nine postseason appearances.
May 2 - 10:29 AM

Brian Elliott stopped 31 of 34 shots in Sunday's 4-3 overtime win over Dallas in Game 2.

The Blues held a 3-1 lead going into the third period, but goals by Mattias Janmark and Jamie Benn forced overtime. Neither goal was Elliott's fault. The Blues goalie was involved in a scary incident in the third period, when he took a Jason Spezza shot off the mask. Elliott remained down for a bit, but he did stay in the game. The 31-year-old has a 5-4 record with a 2.38 goals-against-average and a .930 save percentage this postseason.
May 1 - 7:19 PM

David Backes scored the overtime winner in St. Louis' 4-3 win over the Stars in Game 2.

Backes was standing in front of the net while the Blues' were on the power play, and he buried a rebound by Stars goalie Antti Niemi. Backes finished with a goal, an assist and seven hits in 20:55 of ice time on his 32nd birthday. Alex Steen and Kevin Shattenkirk assisted on the game-winning goal. The Blues and Stars will head to St. Louis with their best of-seven series tied 1-1.
May 1 - 6:27 PM

Steve Ott will be a healthy scratch in Game 2 against the Stars on Sunday afternoon.

Ryan Reaves is expected to take his spot in the lineup. Ott has one assist, two penalty minutes and a plus-1 rating this postseason. He averages 6:50 of ice time per game this postseason, so scratching him won't make much of a difference for the Blues.
May 1 - 2:48 PM

Alex Pietrangelo is averaging just under 30 minutes of ice time per game this postseason.

Pietrangelo's 29:56 per game is the highest among remaining players this postseason. The 26-year-old has also produced at a decent clip. He has one goal and six points in eight playoff games. Pietrangelo and the Blues will take on the Dallas Stars in Game 2 of their best-of-seven series today at 3:00 p.m. ET. The Stars lead the series 1-0.
May 1 - 2:29 PM

Brian Elliott will get the start in Game 2 against the Dallas Stars.

Elliott was in goal for the Blues' Game 1 loss, but he's hardly to blame for that. The 31-year-old has a 4-4 record with a 2.36 goals-against-average and a .932 save percentage in the 2016 playoffs.
May 1 - 2:27 PM

The St. Louis Blues aren't worried about losing Game 1 to the Dallas Stars.

The Blues have faced adversity in the playoffs, as they knocked off the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round after blowing a 3-1 lead in the series. "I think there’s just confidence in our game," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. "We’ve been able to meet adversity square on and move it forward by playing well. We had a lot of adversity after Game 6. The game last night felt like Game 6, to be honest with you. "We answered the bell (in Game 7), and I think we got a chance to do it again tomorrow. But I think there’s elements of our game when we see them visually we feel real good about what the outcome is going to be. They weren’t there yesterday. Other than the first 11 minutes they really weren’t there. We were chasing people up and down the ice. But the first 11 minutes if we could copy that we’d be happy with it."
May 1 - 10:24 AM

The Blues lost in every aspect of Friday night's game.

They were outhit (32-26), outshot (42-32) and outscored (2-1) by the Stars in the 2-1, Game 1, loss Friday night. The Blues are going to have to pick up their game as only Brian Elliott's brilliance kept the contest from being a rout in Dallas' favor.
Apr 30 - 12:03 PM

Brian Elliott will likely get the start in Game 2 Sunday afternoon against the Stars.

Well why shouldn't he? He was the best St. Louis player on the ice in Friday's 2-1 loss to Dallas in Game 1 of the series, stopping 40 shots, many of the sensational variety.
Apr 30 - 12:00 PM


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