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Brian Elliott made 33 stops in a wild 5-4 overtime win over Nashville on Thursday night.

The All Star has won three straight games and six of his last seven. He is 14-5-2 with a .927 save percentage and 1.95 goals against average so far this season. Perhaps he was inspired by the new Blues' special advisor to the general manager Martin Brodeur, who dropped the puck prior to the win.
Jan 30 - 1:54 AM

Kevin Shattenkirk scored the shootout winner on his 26th birthday as the Blues took down the Predators 5-4 on Thursday night.

Shattenkirk has eight goals and and 32 assists this season to go with a +17 rating. He capped off a wild night where the Predators tied the score with under three minutes remaining in the third period. T.J. Oshie had a goal in both regulation and the shootout for St. Louis.
Jan 30 - 1:45 AM

Alexander Steen is currently on a 10-game point streak.

Steen has 18 points in those 10 games. The Blues' first line of Steen-Backes-Oshie has been on fire of late. The trio has combined for 53 points in their last 12 games. Steen is having another nice season for the Blues. The 30-year-old has 15 goals and 40 points in 44 games this season.
Jan 29 - 8:06 PM

Joakim Lindstrom is a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Nashville.

Chris Butler will be joining him in the press box. Neither player carries any weight fantasy-wise. Lindstrom has just three goals and three assists in 30 games this season. Butler has four points in 20 games.
Jan 29 - 7:58 PM

Brian Elliot will get the start in Thursday's game against Nashville.

This will be Elliot's first start since the All-Star break. The 29-year-old is on a six game unbeaten streak (5-0-1). Elliot has a 13-5-2 record with a 1.86 goals-against-average and a .930 save percentage.
Jan 29 - 6:14 PM

Coach Ken Hitchcock thinks Marcel Goc will fit in nicely on the team's fourth line.

"This allows us to have the two guys that play there be hunters and then we have a guy that's backing up the hunting and playing that 'in-between-the-dots' role that we think we need from that position," said Hitchcock. Goc is slated to play between Ryan Reaves and Steve Ott after he was acquired from Pittsburgh in exchange for Maxim Lapierre.
Jan 29 - 1:35 PM

Martin Brodeur officially called it a career on Thursday.

He announced his retirement in a press conference at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Brodeur was named a senior advisor to Blues GM Doug Armstrong for the rest of this season and he's excited about the change. "This is a great day for me," Brodeur said. "I'm excited to start a new chapter in my hockey career. It's something I've been thinking about." He won't have any trouble getting into the Hall of Fame after he set NHL goaltending records in games (1,266), wins (691), shutouts (125), consecutive 20-win seasons (12), consecutive 30-win seasons (12), and consecutive 40-win seasons (three).
Jan 29 - 1:16 PM

Chris Porter (leg) has had his cast removed.

Porter is walking normally now, so he'll be re-evaluated on Monday. It's still not clear how close he is to returning, but this is an encouraging step in the right direction.
Jan 28 - 3:51 PM

The St. Louis Blues acquired Marcel Goc from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Maxim Lapierre.

Goc has just two goals and four assists for six points in 43 games played this season. He does bring speed on the fourth line for the Blues. He spent parts of three seasons in Pittsburgh.
Jan 27 - 10:45 PM

Although Martin Brodeur will be joining the Blues' front office, it might only be a temporary situation.

Devils GM Lou Lamoriello revealed that he's been in constant contact with Brodeur and Blues GM Doug Armstrong. Brodeur made the decision to retire, but continue to help the Blues team he signed with in another capacity. However, Lamoriello believes that Brodeur will eventually assume a front office role with the Devils instead.
Jan 27 - 1:56 PM

Martin Brodeur will announce the end of his playing career, but he'll reportedly stick with the Blues as an assistant general manager.

Brodeur will stick with the franchise in a front office capacity. He'll finish with a 2.24 GAA, .912 save percentage, and an NHL-high 691 wins in 1,266 games. He won the Stanley Cup three times and claimed the Vezina Trophy on four occasions. He's as safe a bet to be inducted into the Hall of Fame as you get and he'll be routinely brought up during arguments when discussing the greatest goaltenders of all-time. The vast majority of his playing career was with the New Jersey Devils, but after it became apparent that they had moved on to goaltender Cory Schneider, Brodeur attempted to extend his career elsewhere and eventually signed with St. Louis. Although his time playing with the Blues was brief, they have to be happy that they'll get his wealth of experience as an assistant general manager.
Jan 27 - 1:28 PM

Brian Elliott stopped nine of 15 shots for Team Foligno in the third period of Sunday's All-Star game. Team Toews won the battle, 17-12.

Yeesh. Not quite why one leaves a family vacation at Turks and Caicos, but then again, it's just an exhibition. Elliott's Blues meanwhile are tied with Chicago with 62 points in the Central division, three behind leading Nashville, and just two ahead of Wild Card Winnipeg. Elliott has been a big part of St. Louis' success, pitching a 13-5-2 record with just 39 goals against in 22 games played this season.
Jan 25 - 8:13 PM

Brian Elliott will tend the net for Team Foligno in the third period on Sunday.

Elliott famously left his family on vacation in Turks and Caicos to get to Columbus in time for the game on Sunday, but you can see how and why he's earned the honor. He owns a 13-5-2 record with just 39 goals against in 22 games played this season.
Jan 24 - 7:29 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk is having the best season of his his career in 2014-15.

He has been standing out offensively and defensively. Shattenkirk is just six points away from matching his previous high of 45, which he established last year. He is also just two goals away from hitting double digits for a second straight season. Shattenkirk is one point behind Mark Giordano for top spot among all defensemen in scoring. He also leads all blueliners and is tied with Claude Giroux for first overall with 24 points on the power play. He has been solid defensively as well because he feels stronger and quicker on the ice.
Jan 23 - 8:30 AM

Brian Elliott will replace Sergei Bobrovsky at the NHL All-Star Game.

Bobrovsky was injured Wednesday night in Winnipeg. Elliott has been superb this season for St. Louis, with .930 save percentage and a 1.86 goals-against average in 22 appearances. He also has 13 victories.
Jan 22 - 3:36 PM

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