NHL All-Star Game
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL has released its schedule for the upcoming season – if there’s no work stoppage. The league’s collective bargaining agreement expires Sept. 15. The NHL announced Thursday that Los Angeles […]
Blues goalie Brian Elliott dives, but is unable to stop Patrick Kane’s shot.
Lone Blues representative selected by Ottawa defenseman.
On tonight’s Sports Open Line, Kevin talks to College Basketball Bracketologist Jerry Palm about Mizzou’s ranking. The St. Louis Blues have quite a break with the All-Star game in just a couple days, and won’t return to action until February 3rd. Host of Hockey Central on Sportsnet in Canada, Jeff Marek, joins the show to talk about whether the Blues will have enough to stay on top of the standings. Kevin moves onto baseball and talks to Craig Calcaterra of HardballTalk on NBCSports.com.
The 6’3, 204-pound goaltender has posted a 15-5-0 record while he ranks second in the NHL with a 1.62 goals against average, .940 save percentage and a career high tying five shutouts.
The All-Star game is hardly a showcase for goalies, but Team Staal will certainly have the home fans on their side.
Six years after a full season was lost, the NHL finds itself in a unique position of negotiated calm and unprecedented success.
Through 40 games this season, Backes has notched 32 points with 11 goals and 21 assists.
Chicago already had significant representation as forward Jonathan Toews and defenseman Duncan Keith were among six players voted in by fans, along with Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang and Marc-Andre Fleury.