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Hitchcock raves about Blues’ performance vs. Wild

Nov 26, 2013, 12:39 AM EDT

The St. Louis Blues bottled up the Minnesota Wild in a 3-0 win on NBCSN Monday, prompting raving reviews from head coach Ken Hitchcock, as the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Jeremy Rutherford reports.

“This was one of the best games we’ve played 5 on 5 for a long time,” Hitchcock said. “We really competed and I thought we created a lot of pressure.”

Vladimir Sobotka opened up scoring while Alexander Steen continues to stay within a stride or two of Alex Ovechkin for the goal-scoring lead (he scored twice to give him 19 on the season). Jaroslav Halak cruised to his second shutout of the season and third win in a row:

  1. finswins - Nov 26, 2013 at 2:11 AM

    LETS GO BLUES!!!!!

  2. jhaegs - Nov 26, 2013 at 5:59 AM

    Well deserved praise! Let’s just keep it going. LGB

  3. lovac2 - Nov 26, 2013 at 8:03 AM

    1 shot for STL in the third period. Good thing the net was empty, or it would be a big zero.

    Not mentioned here, he also thanked the league for sending a blind ref to the game and staffing its Toronto room with vision impaired people…

    • mhazz84 - Nov 26, 2013 at 8:08 AM

      Too bad there was never an open net for Minnesota, otherwise they might have scored.

    • mhazz84 - Nov 26, 2013 at 8:09 AM

      And technically it wouldn’t have been a big zero, it would still have been 2. There’s this thing about counting. It gets tricky when you’re a dip-s**t.

      • westc2 - Nov 26, 2013 at 11:58 AM

        Nah that was technically their only shot on goal so it would have been 0. Not as if it matters…the Blues weren’t trying to score in the 3rd.

  4. kastout11 - Nov 26, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    The Blues will be a tough out in the West. I have seen them play a few times and they are freaking tough.

  5. mnwildnstar - Nov 26, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    St Louis played hard, played well and deservedly won. The wild and blues still have at least for games left and I’m sure they’re going to be very entertaining.

  6. brockohol - Nov 26, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    Was just looking at rosters for Olympics and the Blues will most likely have 10 guys play for their country. I wonder where they stand with other teams in the NHL in that category?
    Starters: Pietrangelo, Backes, Steen, Halak
    Most Likely Starters: Boumeester, Shattenkirk, Polak, Oshie, Tarasenko, Sobotka
    Long Shot: Beglund (would take some injuries and his catching fire)

    Not sure if as a Blues fan I love this or if it worries me a little. Someone is bound to nicked up over there.

  7. nandeezy33 - Nov 26, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    Is don’t think I will ever understand the counter argument as to how/why the refs cost a team or allowed a team to lose the game?

    Bad call happen every game. For your team. Against your team. Buy it’s highly unlikely those “blind refs” not making the supposed call for a penalty led to an “opportunity” for a power play.

    Those are asinine comments in my opinion. Don’t be upset because your team lost. You have a good team. Those losses happen. Especially against a better team.

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