Player News - Blues

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Jaden Schwartz registered an assist in Game 4's 3-2 overtime loss to Dallas.

He sent Vladimir Tarasenko in all alone for a breakaway goal in the first period. Schwartz has two assists in his last two games to give him nine points in the postseason.
May 6 - 8:35 AM

Carl Gunnarsson had an assist in Game 4 against Dallas.

He created a loose puck for Jaden Schwartz, who sent Vladimir Tarasenko on a breakaway to give the Blues a 1-0 lead. The play was unique because the Stars illegally had six men on the ice, but it went undetected by the officials so it wasn't blown dead. Gunnarsson has posted an assist in each of his last games.
May 6 - 8:28 AM

Paul Stastny potted his first goal of the playoffs in Game 4 against Dallas in Round 2.

He scored during a four-on-three power play when he tipped a shot by Vladimir Tarasenko. Stastny has been superb on faceoffs in the postseason, but he has posted just four points in 11 games. The good news for the Blues is that two of those points have come in the last two matches.
May 6 - 8:21 AM

Brian Elliott allowed three goals on 28 shots in Thursday night's Game 4 loss to the Stars.

Elliott and the Blues fell 3-2 in overtime which evened up the series 2-2. Elliott falls to 6-3-2 in the playoffs so far, and is playing well enough to give the Blues a chance to win every game. He has allowed just nine goals in four games against the NHL's best offense.
May 5 - 11:25 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored his sixth goal of the postseason, but the Blues fell 3-2 in overtime to the Stars on Thursday night.

Tarasenko had a goal and an assist in Game 4, but Dallas came through in overtime to tie the series at two wins apiece. Tarasenko now has five points in his last two games after earning just one point in his previous five.
May 5 - 11:15 PM

Robert Bortuzzo will continue to be a healthy scratch in Thursday's Game 4 tilt against Dallas.

The 27-year-old has suited up in just three playoff games for the Blues in 2016. Steve Ott, Dmitrij Jaskin, Magnus Paajarvi, Petteri Lindbohm, Chris Butler, Peter Harrold, Ty Rattie, and Anders Nilsson will also watch the game from the press box.
May 5 - 8:09 PM

Brian Elliott is expected to start on Thursday.

Not that this news will come as any surprise. He has a 2.25 GAA and .933 save percentage in 10 starts in the 2016 playoffs.
May 5 - 6:09 PM

Paul Stastny leads the 2016 playoffs with 137 faceoff wins.

He has won 57.6 percent of the 238 draws he has taken during the postseason. Stastny registered his third assist in 10 games in Game 3 against Dallas. It was his first point of the series.
May 5 - 8:53 AM

Scottie Upshall is trying to stay focused on the playoffs, but you will have to excuse him if he's feeling a bit distracted.

The Fort McMurray, Alberta native is concerned by the situation back home, which is which is being devastated by wildfires. About 80,000 people have been evacuated and Upshall has family living there. "I'm just worried about the safety of friends and family, more so at the time, my nieces who were still in Fort McMurray while my brother and his fiancé are here watching us play," he said. "It was a difficult time for a lot of people yesterday. I know there's a lot of help that they've been getting and a lot of people sacrificing time and energy to help the city of Fort McMurray, so it's sad."
May 4 - 5:35 PM

Alex Pietrangelo is feeling fine after he was checked from behind on Tuesday night in Game 3.

He took part in the team's optional skate on Wednesday. "No, I'm good," he said. "Just a little scratch on my eye. That's all." Pietrangelo had one assist and a plus-2 rating in the Blues' 6-1 win over Dallas on Tuesday.
May 4 - 2:26 PM

Troy Brouwer picked up a goal and an assist on Tuesday night in a 6-1 win against Dallas.

Brouwer has posted a goal and a helper in each of his last two appearances. He has three goals and six points in 10 playoff outings with the Blues.
May 4 - 10:33 AM

Alexander Steen tallied two goals in Game 3 against Dallas.

The Blues cruised to a 6-1 victory after allowing the opening goal of the contest. Steen has three goals and six points in 10 playoff games.
May 4 - 10:27 AM

Vladimir Tarasenko scored a goal and had two assists in the Blues' Game 3 explosion.

The Blues took a 2-1 series lead with a 6-1 win on Tuesday. The points snapped a three-game pointless streak for the Russian sniper. Tarasenko now has nine points (5G,4A) in 10 postseason games.
May 4 - 3:54 AM

Brian Elliott turned aside 25-of-26 shots in the Blues 6-1 Game 3 blowout win over Dallas on Tuesday.

Elliott's outstanding postseason continued on Tuesday as the Blues took a 2-1 series lead on the strength of a goal explosion and having the better goaltending. Elliott has allowed two goals or less in three of the last five games. The 31-year-old has a 6-4 record and a 2.25 GAA to go with a .933 save percentage.
May 4 - 3:29 AM

David Backes scored twice in the Blues 6-1 blowout of Dallas in Game 3 to help St. Louis take a 2-1 series lead.

The Blues captain now has back-to-back games with two points and has been credited with the game winner in both the wins. He has three game winners in these playoffs alone. That is eight points in 10 games for Backes. Vladimir Tarasenko scored and added two assists and Alex Steen added two goals in the blowout win. The Blues best players have been great the last two games and that has led to wins.
May 4 - 3:05 AM


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