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Video: Steen continues his nearly goal-per-game start

Nov 15, 2013, 9:51 AM EDT

Not every goal has to be pretty.

With St. Louis already up 5-1 in the third period of last night’s contest against Colorado, Blues forward Alexander Steen skated towards the crease as Avalanche goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere swatted down a high shot but couldn’t control it. Giguere seemed to lose sight of the puck as Steen shoved it past the generously sized five-hole.

You can watch that play below:

That was Steen’s NHL-leading 16th goal in 17 games. It also extended his point streak to 12 games to put him into a tie with Sidney Crosby for first place in the league with 24 points. Those are incredible numbers for any player, but it’s especially remarkable when you consider that the 29-year-old Blues forward has never scored more than 24 goals or 51 points in a single season.

He also reached the 15-goal mark earlier in the contest:

It’s worth noting that Steen exited the game before it’s conclusion, but Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said that Steen is “100 percent,” according to NHL.com’s Lou Korac.

  1. pitpenguinsrulez - Nov 15, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    I can’t see him keeping this pace up that he’s on but then again anything is possible in sports.

  2. LampyB - Nov 15, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    He wont continue the pace all season long but he will pull great numbers. Just like the Avs, they’re cooling off but look to have a strong year all season long.

  3. banky41 - Nov 15, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    his point streak is suspect. should not have been given an assist against the penguins. great season though.

    • blues1988 - Nov 15, 2013 at 11:14 AM

      you’re wrong, i posted a video to show but it won’t post for some reason. steen def. got the assists.

      • blues1988 - Nov 15, 2013 at 11:16 AM

        oh it worked, maybe it’ll work this time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5kkb-8I2wY

        he chips it in, forces a turnover, lapierre shoots and reaves scores. penguins fans are such annoying baby’s.

      • mcphillthy - Nov 15, 2013 at 11:20 AM

        Ha. They really are. But Crosby is the biggest baby in the league so the fans just follow what he does

      • pitpenguinsrulez - Nov 15, 2013 at 12:03 PM

        Typical comment from a scumbag Philly fan.

      • ibieiniid - Nov 15, 2013 at 12:37 PM

        it’s typical because it’s true.

  4. banky41 - Nov 15, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    actually a wild fan, but anyway. if the puck touched steen on the way to lapierre then I guess he gets an assist. but niskanen throws the puck up towards the blue line where lapierre grabs it. no assist for a hard forcheck.

  5. endusersolutions2013 - Nov 15, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Probably pulled him so he would not be a retribution target. Game got ugly with 3 fights, Blues rubbing it in when Steward and the Blues celebrated as Stewart went to the box. Aves were probably really frustrated at that point.

  6. jhaegs - Nov 15, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    People keep saying “no way he keeps this pace up”, yet the guy keeps on racking up the points. Ovechkin has like 50+ more shots than Steen! That just shows that Steener is making good decisions on when to shoot, then executing. I haven’t seen any reason why he won’t keep scoring.

  7. jhaegs - Nov 16, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Steen with another goal and assist tonight with 3:00 left… :)

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