Kevin Shattenkirk

Jaroslav Halak #41 of Slovakia lets in a goal by Paul Stastny #26 of United States in the second period during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day six of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

St. Louis Native Leads U.S. Past Slovakia 7-1

Paul Stastny had goals in opener. Three Blues players all made scoresheet.

02/13/2014

Head coach of Team USA Dan Bylsma conducts practice on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Arena on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

US Hockey Olympians Practice In Sochi

David Backes: Let’s write our own chapter of history

02/10/2014

Kevin Shattenkirk poses after being named a candidate for the 2014 USA Hockey Olympic Team at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex on August 26, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Sports Hub: Blues Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk

Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk discusses the 2014 Sochi Olympics and Vladimir Tarasenko’s sense of style.

02/05/2014

Jaroslav Halak #41 of the St. Louis Blues deflects a shot on goal as Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders battles for position with Barret Jackman #5 of the St. Louis Blues during the second period at Nassau Coliseum on January 25, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Overturned Call Helps Blues Win 4-3 in Shootout

St. Louis would’ve lost in OT, but officials said Islanders goal was kicked in.

01/25/2014

Alexander Steen #20 of the St. Louis Blues is congratulated by teammate Jaden Schwartz #9 after Steen scored in the first period against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on January 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Blues Leave Madison Square Garden With Win

Alexander Steen scored a goal in 2-1 victory, then left game with lower-body injury.

01/23/2014

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Backes, Oshie and Shattenkirk Chosen for U.S. Olympic Team

Backes will be representing the United States for the fifth time in his career

01/01/2014

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Blues Pull Off OT Win in Dallas

Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk scores 2nd game-winner in as many nights

12/29/2013

St. Louis Blues Chris Stewart hugs goaltender Brian Elliott after a 6-5 shootout win over the Chicago Blackhawks at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on December 28, 2013. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Blues Shock Hawks in Shootout, 6-5

St. Louis fights through injury, illness to top division leader.

12/28/2013

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Shattenkirk Power Play Goal Brings Blues Win

St. Louis tops Winnipeg 2-1 in hard-fought Tuesday night tilt.

12/10/2013

Alexander Steen #20, Chris Stewart #25, Jaden Schwartz #9, Vladimir Sobotka #17 and Kevin Shattenkirk #22 celebrate a goal against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on October 26, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Tales From The Road

I wanted to get away from the game to share a couple of conversations I had during morning skate on Thursday with Adam Cracknell and Kevin Shattenkirk.

11/08/2013

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