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Blues' Sobotka set to return

Blues' Sobotka set to return

St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Sobotka received clearance from doctors on Monday and will be in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Edmonton Oilers.

Ottawa's Paul MacLean named NHL coach of the year

CHICAGO, June 14 (UPI) -- Paul MacLean of the Ottawa Senators Friday was named as the winner of the Jack Adams Award, which goes annually to the NHL's coach of the year.
LA Kings win Stanley Cup; lockout delays NHL in 2012-13

LA Kings win Stanley Cup; lockout delays NHL in 2012-13

The last Western Division team to make the NHL playoffs skated off with the Stanley Cup this year but the league is yet to return to the ice due to a lockout.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International

Malkin named NHL's most valuable player

LAS VEGAS, June 20 (UPI) -- Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins was named the NHL's most valuable player Wednesday at the league's annual awards banquet.

NHL: Columbus 5, St. Louis 2

ST. LOUIS, March 31 (UPI) -- R.J. Umberger scored twice Saturday in the Columbus Blue Jackets' 5-2 win over St. Louis, but the Blues still clinched the NHL's Central Division.

NHL: Detroit 3, St. Louis 0

DETROIT, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Jimmy Howard stopped 31 shots to log his fourth shutout of the year Saturday and the Detroit Red Wings whitewashed St. Louis 3-0.

NHL: St. Louis 4, New York Rangers 1

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Brian Elliott improved his already impressive numbers Thursday by allowing only a second-period goal in carrying St. Louis past the New York Rangers 4-1.

NHL: St. Louis 4, Anaheim 2

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Second-period goals from Ian Cole and T.J. Oshie put St. Louis in front Thursday and the Blues fought off Anaheim 4-2.

NHL: St. Louis 3, Detroit 2

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- David Backes and Patrik Berglund scored third-period goals Tuesday and the St. Louis Blues held on for a 3-2 win over Detroit.

NHL: St. Louis 2, Washington 1

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Matt D'Agostini scored the go-ahead goal Tuesday and St. Louis spoiled the coaching debut of Dale Hunter with a 2-1 victory over Washington.

NHL: St. Louis 2, Columbus 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- David Backes scored the go-ahead goal during a third-period power play Sunday, handing the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 decision over Columbus.

NHL: Minnesota 3, St. Louis 2 (SO)

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Matt Cullen scored in the third round of a shootout Saturday and the Minnesota Wild cooled off the St. Louis Blues 3-2.

NHL: St. Louis 4, Florida 1

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- David Backes had two goals Friday and St. Louis limited Florida to 21 shots in downing the Panthers 4-1.

NHL: St. Louis 2, Detroit 1

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Brian Elliott stopped 21-of-22 shots and faced only four shots in the third period of the St. Louis Blues' 2-1 win over the visiting Detroit Red Wings.

NHL: St. Louis 3, Chicago 0

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Jaroslav Halak had 29 saves Tuesday to lead St. Louis past Chicago 3-0 in Ken Hitchcock's debut as the head coach of the Blues.
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Philadelphia Flyers head coach Ken Hitchcock, center, talks to his team during a timeout against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period in Chicago on January 11, 2006. The Flyers won 5-2. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)
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Ken Hitchcock (born December 17, 1951 in Edmonton, Alberta) also known as "Hitch" is an NHL hockey coach and pro scout, and former head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Hitchcock began his coaching career during the 1984-85 season where he was coach of the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League. Hitchcock spent six seasons with the Blazers, leading them to two WHL championship victories in 1985-86 and 1989-90. During his tenure with the Blazers, Hitchcock accumulated a 291–115–15 record and never had a losing season. He also named the Top Coach in all of Canadian Major Junior Hockey in 1990.

In 1990, Hitchcock left the WHL and joined the Philadelphia Flyers as an assistant coach. Hitchcock spent three seasons with the Flyers organization before leaving to helm the Dallas Stars' IHL franchise, the Kalamazoo Wings, for the 1993-94 season.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Ken Hitchcock."
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