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Video- Laila Anderson Opens Up Hockey Night In Canada

Good job HNIC.

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Video- The Patrik Berglund Story

from Chris Jonhston of Sportsnet,

For those of us who never took a stride in Patrik Berglund’s skate boots, there would have been more than 13 million reasons to stay.

The Swede didn’t just walk away from his NHL dream when he made the surprising decision to step away from the Buffalo Sabres last December. He also walked away from a guaranteed contract that had $13.03-million remaining on it.

“I know exactly how much money I left,” Berglund said when we sat down in Stockholm for an interview in late August.

That conversation has been turned into a feature called “ExPat: The Patrik Berglund Story,” which will air during Saturday’s “Hockey Night in Canada” broadcast...

What struck me most about Berglund is how much conviction he still has about that life-changing decision. He actually said that, in the end, it was no decision at all. This was the only path he saw back to a good place following a trade to the Sabres that never should have happened at all.

The 31-year-old is the son of a former Swedish Hockey League player and a former first-round NHL draft pick. He spent 12 years with the St. Louis Blues organization and signed a $19.25-million, five-year extension with them on Feb. 24, 2017 that included a 20-team no-trade list for Years 2 and 3 of the deal.

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Perhaps The Game Of The Night Blues/Predators

from Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

As if this weren’t enough of a rivalry, Robert Bortuzzo’s cross-checking on Nashville forward Viktor Arvidsson has the Predators riled up in advance of tonight’s 7 p.m. contest with the Blues.

The word of the day from the Predators was “vicious.” That’s what they thought of the second of two cross-checks by Bortuzzo in Saturday's game at Enterprise Center, which resulted in a four-game suspension for the Blues’ defenseman and a lower-body injury for Arvidsson that will sideline him for four to six weeks.

When asked if he thought the punishment fit the crime for Bortuzzo, Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said: “That’s not for me to say. I thought it was pretty vicious. So those are decisions higher up than me.”..

As might be expected, Blues coach Craig Berube had a different view of the Bortuzzo hit and suspension.

“I don’t make those calls,” Berube said. “I really don’t comment on ‘em too much. It’s unfortunate we lost ‘Borts.’ He’s a good player for us, does a lot of good things. But his game is to play tough and hard around our net. He’s trying to be a physical guy around the net. That’s the way it goes sometimes.”


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Video- Robert Bortuzzo Suspended 4 Games



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Video- Robert Bortuzzo Has A Hearing Today For A Cross-Check


via Sportsnet,

David Amber, Brian Burke, Kelly Hrudey and Elliotte Friedman discuss the Robert Bortuzzo hit and what length of suspension he could receive after his hearing with the NHL.

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All About The Fan Fest During The All-Star Weekend In St. Louis

NEW YORK (Nov. 21, 2019) – The National Hockey League’s transformation of the city of St. Louis for the 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend festivities will see the “Gateway to the West” host a four-day, family-friendly fan festival at St. Louis Union Station from January 23-26. Tickets to 2020 NHL Fan Fair™, the official fan festival of the 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend, are available for purchase at NHL.com/FanFair while supplies last.

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Video- A Hearing Today For Oskar Sundqvist

He took a run at goaltender John Gibson.




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The Edmonton Oilers Faced ‘Big Boy’ Hockey Last Night

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

“You look at that team, they are deep all the way through,” began the Oilers head coach, after a 5-2 loss to St. Louis. “You see who measures up to that and who is not up to the standard. How many players you have in that standard.”

“What did you think you had in there tonight,” Tippett was asked.

“Not enough.”

That assessment is, of course, both big- and small-picture.

On the night, the Oilers didn’t have enough players on their roster who can match the heavy, stout Blues as they roll four lines and three pairings. It is ‘big boy’ hockey at its best — the kind of game the Toronto Maple Leafs are going to have to figure out how to play if they’re ever going to win anything. Same for the Oilers.


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Videos- Two OT Goals Last Night

The Blues against the Canucks.  Blues score on a 3 on the goalie rush.



Below, Matthew Tkachuk wins it in OT for Calgary.

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Video- The Vladimir Tarasenko Injury

from Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

There was a banner-raising ceremony, a trip to the White House and the first game back against Boston, the team the Blues vanquished to win the Stanley Cup. Each has been one hurdle to get past on the way to the Blues putting last season behind them and giving their sole focus to this season.

Now, the party really is over.

The Blues announced on Monday that forward Vladimir Tarasenko, who has led the team in goals in each of the past five seasons, will need surgery on his left shoulder and will be re-evaluated in five months. That would put his possible return around the beginning of April, which is the final week of the regular season.,,,

Tarasenko was hurt in the game with the Kings on Thursday. He split two defenders for a partial breakaway but in an effort to slow him, defenseman Sean Walker used his elbow to lift Tarasenko's left arm, which apparently is when the injury occurred. Tarasenko got a shot off and then held his left arm against his side as he skated to the bench. He didn't immediately go to the dressing room, but did so before the period ended.

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