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But, the situation room in Toronto reversed the call, no goal for Thomas Vanek.
The Blues won in the shootout.
Vanek on the call post-game...
The only information from the Blues is Steen is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
Others say it was not a butt end which was in his glove.
Me, I can't tell, how about you?
No penalty on the play...
Eric Gelinas of the Devils scores from center ice on Jaroslav Halak of the Blues.
“We were poor right across the board. Poor with our discipline. Our top players took poor penalties, poor in every aspect of our game.
“It’s disappointing. We’re going to have to regroup. This is on everybody. It’s on me, it’s on the players ... it’s a total team loss. It’s just disappointing to put in an effort like (Monday) and to come back and play like we did today.”
-Ken Hitchcock, head coach of the St. Louis Blues after losing to the Devils 7-1. More on the game from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has activated forward Alexander Steen from injured reserve. Steen will be in the lineup when the Blues host Anaheim tomorrow night at 7 p.m. at Scottrade Center.
from Craig Custance of ESPN,
Just when you're ready to believe that maybe the Blues have passed the rival Kings, Los Angeles sends a stark reminder that it remains big brother in that rivalry.
The Kings got two goals from Trevor Lewis and a strong performance from Jonathan Quick, sending a message with a 4-1 win that there's room for growth in St. Louis.
After the game, goalie Jaroslav Halak took the blame for the loss after misplaying a puck in the corner that led to a Kings short-handed goal, but even without that misstep the Kings were better team. The Blues can't hang their heads for long though, because the powerhouse Ducks are coming to town and will be ready to pounce on any mistake the Blues make.
more from Burnside on the Wings, on the Sharks and Strang on the Islanders...
17:36 Los Angeles Jake Muzzin: 2 minutes, roughing
17:36 St. Louis Vladimir Tarasenko: 2 minutes, roughing
Then with 6 seconds left in the game, Chris Stewart wanted some revenge...
Brett Hull doesn't think much of Mike Keenan...
thanks to Fred Murtz for the upload...
With each new success comes the annual renewal of the hockey town’s collective dreamscape. This could be the team that ends the annual tease. Is it safe to believe in the Blues?
I wish I could answer that. For now, all you can do appreciate the way the Blues have dramatically responded to every challenge. This is quite a show. Now they have to keep finding ways to make it last and turn mere power into staying power.
-Bernie Miklasz on the St. Louis Bluies. More from Miklasz at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
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