The St. Louis Blues are a professional NHL hockey franchise based out of St. Louis, Missouri. The Blues were founded in 1967, and currently play in the competitive Central Division of the NHL's fierce Western Conference. They call St. Louis's Scottstrade Center their home.
The Blues' team colors are blue, gold, and white. They are led by team captain, David Backes.
Arena: Scottrade Centre (formerly Kiel Center)
Former Arena: St. Louis Arena (1967-1994)
Uniform colors: Navy blue, royal blue, white and gold
Logo design: A winged musical note with lines departing to the right
Stanley Cup Finals Appearances: 3
Stanley Cups won:
Rival: Chicago Blackhawks
November 29, 2000 - The Blues were down 5-0 in the third period and came back to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-5 in overtime. Alex Khavanov led the way with two goals, including the goal to tie the game at 5-5 with 25 seconds left in the game. Jochen Hecht had two points (1-1--2) including the game winning goal 18 seconds into overtime. Chris Pronger and Michal Handzus each recorded one goal and one assist apiece. Pavol Demitra recorded two assists, while Al MacInnis recorded a power play goal. Goalie Roman Turek started the game and allowed five goals on 23 shots. Brent Johnson came in early in the third period and faced only two shots and recorded his eighth victory of the season.
The 5-0 deficit the Blues overcame for a 6-5 overtime victory on Wednesday, Nov. 29 against the Toronto Maple Leafs, tied the largest comeback in NHL history. It marked the ninth time that a team has come from five goals down to win a game. But it marked only the second time a team has come back from five goals down in the third period to win the game. The only other time was on Jan. 26, 1987 when the Calgary Flames were down 5-0 in the third period to the Toronto Maple Leafs and came back to win 6-5 in overtime. During the Calgary/Toronto game, Blues defenseman Al MacInnis recorded a hat trick for Calgary in the victory. The Blues scored their six goals in 15 minutes and 27 seconds, making it the fastest time span a team has come back from a five-goal deficit in NHL history. Calgary scored six goals in 15 minutes and 28 seconds. This comeback would be the second one for the Blues this season. On Oct. 11 of this season, the Blues found themselves down 4-0 in the third period against the Los Angeles Kings. The Blues came back and tied the game 4-4 to steal a point from the Kings.
May 12, 1986 - Monday Night Miracle Game. Blues 6 vs. Calgary 5 OT. Stanley Cup Conference Finals. Greg Paslawski scored two late third period goals to send this game into overtime and Doug Wickenheiser scored the game-winner at 7:30, as the Blues completed the most remarkable comeback in their history.
May 3, 1968 - Ron Schock scores a playoff overtime goal at 22:50 for a 2-1 Blues' win over the Minnesota North Stars. The win sent the Blues to the Stanley Cup Finals in only their first season.
April 25, 1993 - Blues sweep the Chicago Blackhawks four games to none in the first round of the playoffs. Craig Janney scored an overtime goal for the win. It marked the first time the Blues have swept the Hawks in the playoffs.
April 14, 1981 - The Blues and Pittsburgh Penguins battled in a playoff series deciding game. The Blues won the game in double overtime when checker Mike Crombeen scored. Blues' goaltender Mike Liut and Penguins' goaltender Greg Millen made numerous outstanding saves throughout the game.
May 3, 1993 - Norris Division Finals, Game One in Toronto. Blues' goalie Curtis Joseph stops 61 of 63 shots in a losing effort. The Leafs won 2-1 when former Blue Doug Gilmour scored at 3:16 of the second overtime. Joseph suffered a laceration to the throat in the first overtime, but returned after Guy Herbert stopped one shot.
February 15, 1990 - Hull breaks Wayne Babych's record for the most goals in one season when he netted his 55th goal of the year in a 9-2 Blues home win against the Quebec Nordiques and goalie Greg Millen. Hull went on to break the NHL's record for most goals by a right wing (72) in one season, that year.
March 17, 1988 - Brian Sutter scores his 300th NHL goal as the Blues and Minnesota North Stars tied 2-2 in St. Louis. That year was to be Sutter's final season as a player. He went on to coach the team the following year and remains the most successful coach in Blues' history.
March 31, 1991 - In the final regular season game the Blues were lead by captain Scott Stevens to a 2-1 win over the North Stars. The Victory was the seventh consecutive, as the Blues finished with a 47-22-11 record, second best in franchise history.
January 28, 1988 - Bernie Federko records an assist for his 1000th NHL career point. The Blues lost to the Hartford Whalers 5-2 in a game played at the St. Louis Arena.
February 18, 1976 - Garry Unger breaks the NHL's "Iron Man" record (most consecutive games played) against the Los Angeles Kings. He plays in his 631st game and breaks Andy Hebenton's record of 630 consecutive games.
October 11, 1967 - The franchise's first game. The Blues and Minnesota North Stars played to a 2-2 tie at the St. Louis Arena. The Blues boasted a lineup of veteran players who helped the team reach the Stanley Cup Finals that season. Brothers Barclay and Bob Plager anchored the defense that season.
November 7, 1968 - Red Berenson scores an amazing six goals as the Blues shutout the Philadelphia Flyers, 8-0 in Philadelphia. Berenson went on to score 35 goal that season to lead the Blues. The NHL record for the most goals in one game (seven) was set by Joe Malone on January 31, 1920.
Other teams in the Western Conference: