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US David Backes (R) celebrates with teammate Ryan Callahan after scoring a goal during the Men's Ice Hockey Quarterfinals match between the USA and the Czech Republic at the Shayba Arena during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images

Team USA Overpowers Czech Squad 5-2

Blues captain David Backes finds the back of the net as Americans prepare for showdown with Canada

02/19/2014

US Paul Stastny celebrates his team overtime scoring against team Kazakhstan during a preliminary round game of the IIHF International Ice Hockey World Championship in Helsinki on May 11, 2012.  USA won 3-2.  AFP PHOTO/ ALEXANDER NEMENOV

U.S. Tops Finland 5-0 at Ice Hockey Worlds

St. Louis natives Paul Stastny and Chris Butler certainly made their presence for the U.S. club.

05/13/2012

Vancouver Canucks v San Jose Sharks - Game Four

NHL Could Test Shallow Nets As Soon As Preseason

After using a shallower model at the research and development camp, Brendan Shanahan indicated that the new nets might be tested during the preseason.

08/18/2011

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Chara to Meet With Montreal Police About Hit

Police spokesman Ian Lafreniere says Chara is the last person they need to speak with to complete their investigation.

06/28/2011

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NHL GMs Decide Against Ban on Head Shots

Nearly half of all concussions this season have been caused by legal hits, according to a league study.

03/15/2011

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Halak Leads Blues Past Habs

The Blues’ faint playoff hopes remained alive with their third win in a row as Halak, a playoff star for Montreal last season, got back at his former team in the process.

03/10/2011

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Police Open Investigation of Hit by Bruins Player

The NHL said on Wednesday it would not suspend Chara for Tuesday night’s hit, when he slammed Pacioretty into a glass partition.

03/10/2011

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Montreal Player Fractures Vertabra, Has Concussion

Shortly after the NHL announced it wouldn’t take further action against Chara, Montreal police were inundated with calls from people seeking to file a criminal complaint against the player.

03/09/2011

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