NHL Diary: Ducks Rally Late To Eliminate Stars

Welcome to the “Morning Skate: Stanley Cup Playoffs Edition,” a daily collection of the latest


NHL: Hitchcock–“Blocked Shots Are The Most Useless Stat”

St. Blues coach Ken Hitchcock may have a point with his recent comments about blocked shots. “If you’re blocking shots it means the puck is in your zone alot,”Hitchcock said. For more information on this story visit: Jason Brough,


NHL: Backes Returns After Scary Hit

St. Louis Blues’ F David Backes returned to the lineup last night after he suffered a scary hit in game two against the Chicago Blackhawks. Backes was checked in the head by D Brent Seabrook and suffered an upper


NHL: Toews Wows In OT As Hawks Take Lead on Blues

The Chicago Blackhawks were looking more and more like they were going to suffer from Stanley Cup hangover. However, captain Jonathan Toews isn’t one to admit defeat and led his team to a 3-2 series lead against the St.


Only On-ice Tragedy Can Change NHL Culture

So this is what the Neanderthal Hockey League has become in the 21st century: No longer are injuries described as upper body or lower body, but players are said to be simply dead or alive. And so it went

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NHL: Blackhawks Quenneville Fined $25k

Chicago Blawkhawks Joel Quenneville has been fined for a  gesture best left in private. The league didn’t like the move nor did Quenneville expect them to as he even said himself it was bush league. For more information on


Can Struggling Blues Find Playoff Momentum?

The St. Louis Blues are still looking for their first Stanley Cup in franchise history.


Oshie and Berglund Out Tonight For The Blues

Two of St. Louis' best offensive players will miss the opening game of the playoffs tonight.


Blues’ David Backes Out Tonight With Foot Injury

St. Louis Blues' captain David Backes will miss tonight's game against Minnesota.


Blues’ Backes Is Day-To-Day With Lower Body Injury

The St. Louis Blues are facing some of – if not the – toughest times of their impressive 2013-14