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Video: Steen scores again, leads Blues over Hurricanes

Nov 17, 2013, 1:58 AM EDT

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Alexander Steen‘s career season continues at a remarkable rate.

He scored his league-leading 17th goal of the season on Saturday, and it turned out to be the winner, as the St. Louis Blues defeated the Carolina Hurricanes by a final score of 4-2.

Steen also now leads the league in points, with 26. That’s one ahead of Sidney Crosby and John Tavares.

The Blues, 8-1-1 in their last 10 games, have now moved ahead of the Colorado Avalanche for second in the Central Division.

“Big goal … big-time player, big goal,” Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock said of Steen’s goal, as per NHL.com. “We needed that goal right there. We dialed it up.”

Hurricanes forward Alexander Semin left the game due to an upper-body injury, according to NHL.com. It was suffered on a hit by Alex Pietrangelo in the second period.

  1. thomasvanek - Nov 17, 2013 at 2:47 AM

    The announcers reaction was hilarious similar to mine when I saw it on the scoring sheet.

  2. jhaegs - Nov 17, 2013 at 3:35 AM

    Big goal for Steener. Definitely needed that one!

  3. nothanksimdriving123 - Nov 17, 2013 at 4:39 AM

    Where the hell is this coming from? Eight years of pretty good and suddenly awesome? WTF?

    • stcrowe - Nov 17, 2013 at 12:54 PM

      Steen has always been a player that you know is capable of more. I didn’t think that he was capable of this much, but I am glad that he is finally fulfilling his potential.

      • 19to77 - Nov 17, 2013 at 2:29 PM

        http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1850860-how-long-will-alexander-steen-remain-among-nhls-scoring-leaders

        Good article on Steen here. What’s interesting is that he’s had a number of other 15-20ish game hot streaks over the course of his career. This is definitely the longest and best, but it’s not the first time he’s caught fire for a decent stretch.

  4. jhaegs - Nov 17, 2013 at 4:46 AM

    Team is better all around and Ishie is an assisting machine

  5. jhaegs - Nov 17, 2013 at 7:07 AM

    OSHIE… lol

  6. LampyB - Nov 17, 2013 at 7:52 AM

    That was such a nasty wrister!!!

  7. broadstreetsbaddest88 - Nov 17, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    The rate he’s goin he’s could break his career high by beginning of December. How nuts is that

  8. storminator16 - Nov 17, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    That Pieterangelo hit on Semin might have been clean, but I don’t see how it was necessary. That could have changed the flow of the game. However, the Canes are a bunch of wussies and did nothing. What a weak team. They were lucky to score those two shorties.

  9. blues1988 - Nov 17, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    necessary? its a hockey game and he had the puck so he hit him. very clean, solid hit.

  10. jhaegs - Nov 17, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Unnecessary hit? The guy just got rid of the puck. It’s hockey- that’s like saying Elliot had an unnecessary save…

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