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Blues couldn’t keep pace with MLB Cardinals, but still beat Predators

Oct 4, 2013, 1:12 AM EDT

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It was a wildly quick start Thursday for the St. Louis Blues.

They jumped out to a 3-0 lead over the Nashville Predators before the game was even 10 minutes old, on their way to a 4-2 victory. There’s competition in the city of St. Louis right now.

“We’ve beat the [stuffing] out of each other for two, three weeks,” Blues’ captain David Backes told

“It’s nice to finally play for keeps and finally play against a different opponent. You get the rah-rah stuff in before, you’ve got a lot of adrenaline going.

“The [St. Louis Cardinals] scored nine today [in a 9-1 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League Division Series]. We were trying to keep up but couldn’t do it.”

Prior to the game, Brett Hull, the Blues’ new executive vice-president, was had the duty of dropping the puck in the ceremonial faceoff.

  1. rainyday56 - Oct 4, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    It would be hard for them to keep pace with a soccer team with the coach they have. ;)

  2. ronniethec - Oct 4, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    That is just an ignorant comment. Hitch has done a stellar job coaching the Blues. Don’t blame him for the Blues playoff results. Blame Jonathan Quick.

    • arlingtonrob - Oct 4, 2013 at 3:42 PM

      Right…if it wasn’t for the fact that the Blues had an opponent they’d win the Cup every year.

      …winning isn’t easy, but great teams find a way.

      What will the excuse be this year?

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