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A Big Comeback For The Vegas Golden Knights

from David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal,

The contents of the Golden Knights’ locker room discussion during the first intermission Saturday will remain private.

Suffice to say, whatever was said had the desired effect.

Chandler Stephenson scored on a breakaway with 1:59 remaining in overtime Saturday, and the Golden Knights rallied for a monumental 5-4 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues at T-Mobile Arena.

“I can’t say anything,” Knights forward William Carrier said. “But we’ve got a good group of leaders in the room. We talked after the first period, and everyone showed up for the second.”

The Knights trailed 3-0 after the first period and registered 10 shots on goal in the first 31-plus minutes, but tallied four unanswered goals to stun St. Louis.

It was the first time in franchise history the Knights have come back from a three-goal deficit to win.

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Winning Streak Hits Six For The St. Louis Blues

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

The last game for any team before a break can be an adventure, especially for a team like the Blues that has a tendency to start slow and very gradually build up speed.

The Blues came into their game Monday with a five-game win streak, and in those five games, they had scored just twice in the first period. So coach Craig Berube laid down a challenge to his team.

“It starts now,” he said Monday morning, “mentally preparing yourself and holding yourself accountable. We've got one more game before the break. It's each individual making sure he's accountable for that and it starts from a mental side right now and tonight being emotionally engaged in the game.”

And compared to the first 40 minutes in San Jose on Saturday, when the Blues were thoroughly outplayed, they wasted no time on Monday and sent themselves in their holiday break on a high note. Leaving nothing to chance this time, the Blues scored four goals in the first period, matching their season high for production in 20 minutes, and sat on the lead to extend their win streak to six games with a 4-1 win over the Kings at Staples Center on Monday.

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Video- A Bad Challenge By The Blues Puts Them On The PK Late In The Game

via Sportsnet,

Jeff Marek, Brian Burke and Elliotte Friedman discuss the closing moments between the Edmonton Oilers and St. Louis Blues.

 

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Video- Laila Anderson Opens Up Hockey Night In Canada

Good job HNIC.

via Sportsnet,

 

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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

Cross-checking.

 

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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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