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Blues’ Stewart named first star of the week

Mar 18, 2013, 12:27 PM EDT

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Blues forward Chris Stewart is the NHL’s first star of the week after scoring five times, with two game-winners, in three St. Louis victories.

Stewart, 25, accounted for over half of the Blues’ nine total goals in those three wins and now has 14 goals on the season, tied for seventh most in the NHL.

It’s been a fine bounce-back season for Stewart, who managed just 15 goals in 79 games in 2011-12, and was even a healthy scratch twice in the playoffs.

In June, Stewart signed a one-year, $3 million contract extension. Safe to say, if he keeps producing at the same rate, he’ll be asking for a raise.

On that note, the budget-conscious Blues have a number of other key, pending restricted free agents, including defensemen Alex Pietrangelo and Kevin Shattenkirk, as well as forward Patrik Berglund.

Thus, the Stewart trade rumors, as floated by TSN’s Darren Dreger last week (video).

Moving on, Ottawa forward Kyle Turris, with six points in four games, was the second star of the week.

Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, on the heels of being named first star of the week, was the third star, leading the NHL with a 0.62 goals-against average and .983 save percentage in three starts, as the Blue Jackets stretched their streak to 10 games without a regulation loss.

  1. agellings - Mar 18, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    Bobrovsky’s the man! well done!

  2. girouxvy - Mar 18, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Bob!

  3. spetznaz777 - Mar 18, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    i feel like berglund gets the short end on this. stew petro and shatt are gonna make bank.

    • blues1988 - Mar 18, 2013 at 4:04 PM

      while i agree with you i hope he doesn’t, i really like the way he’s played this year. him and stewy have been our best forwards this year. we need to find a way to get them all back, wishful thinking i know. lets sign bergy to a one year and the rest to multiple. then go from there!

  4. ryanoffski - Mar 18, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    I wish the avs never got rid of Stewart.

  5. isithockeyseasonyet - Mar 18, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Paul holmgren: is bob trying to get me fired?

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