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.

Blues fire coach Payne, hire Hitchcock

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Davis Payne has been fired as coach of the St. Louis Blues and replaced by Ken Hitchcock, the team announced Sunday.

Noel, 3 assistants let go in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 15 (UPI) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets said Tuesday interim Coach Claude Noel and three assistants are being let go.
NHL: Columbus 3, San Jose 0

NHL: Columbus 3, San Jose 0

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Steve Mason stopped 40 shots Wednesday, backstopping the Columbus Blue Jackets' 3-0 win over San Jose that ended the Sharks' nine-game road winning streak.

NHL: Columbus 2, Dallas 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Steve Mason took a shutout into the final minute Thursday and made 22 saves in carrying Columbus to a 2-1 victory over Dallas.
Blue Jackets fire Coach Ken Hitchcock

Blue Jackets fire Coach Ken Hitchcock

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets fired Coach Ken Hitchcock Wednesday following six losses in the team's last 10 games.

NHL: Detroit 9, Columbus 1

COLUMBIA, Ohio, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Two goals each by Nicklas Kronwall and Justin Abdelkader highlighted an offensive explosion Wednesday that gave Detroit a 9-1 win over Columbus.

NHL: Columbus 4, Toronto 3 (SO)

TORONTO, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Rick Nash scored with a second left in the first period and then produced the game-winner in the shootout Thursday, giving Columbus a 4-3 win over Toronto.

Blue Jackets extend Hitchcock's contract

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 9 (UPI) -- Columbus Blue Jackets Coach Ken Hitchcock has received a three-year contract extension through 2012, General Manager Scott Howson said Wednesday.
Hitchcock to lead Canadian hockey team

Hitchcock to lead Canadian hockey team

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 1 (UPI) -- Ken Hitchcock, the coach of the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets, has been selected to coach the Canadian team at next month's hockey World Championships.
Flyers to give coach contract extension

Flyers to give coach contract extension

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Flyers Coach John Stevens has agreed to a one-year contract extension with the NHL team, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
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