Latest Pat Maroon News

Central Recasting: Division rivals ready to challenge Blues

Jul. 2, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

The NHL isn't a copycat league. It's a response league. After the big and gritty St. Louis Blues muscled their way to the Stanley Cup, division rivals have responded in different ways. The Nashville Predators inked top free agent center Matt Duchene ; the Dallas Stars beefed up with tough, playoff-tested scorers...

Taylor and Chapman back Mengden as A's beat Cardinals 2-0

Jun. 27, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Oakland Athletics knew they had a big hole to fill in their starting rotation when they lost ace Frankie Montas to a long suspension. For one night, Daniel Mengden slipped right in. Mengden pitched six scoreless innings and Beau Taylor and Matt Chapman homered to lead the Athletics to...

Pujols cheered in return, but Angels fall to Cardinals 5-1

Jun. 22, 2019 1:00 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Albert Pujols drew so many cheers in his return to St. Louis, he even apologized to Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha. Pujols was showered with ovations in his long-awaited return to Busch Stadium, but Marcell Ozuna spoiled the homecoming with a home run that helped the Cardinals beat the...

Hometown hero Maroon celebrates Stanley Cup family style

Jun. 14, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

Patrick Maroon lifting the Stanley Cup above his head in a St. Louis Blues uniform fulfilled a lifelong dream. The moment didn't compare to holding the Cup just low enough for his son to kiss it. Maroon will be hailed as a hometown hero for signing with the Blues and helping them win their first championship, but...

Bouwmeester and Blues' greybeards finally lift Stanley Cup

Jun. 13, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

Jay Bouwmeester had to turn on the TV to see playoff hockey for almost a decade after he made it to the NHL. A third overall pick with lofty expectations, Bouwmeester didn't get to play beyond the regular season his first nine years in the league. "Every year you got sick of watching the playoffs," Bouwmeester...

To grandma with love: O'Reilly hopes to take Cup to big fan

Jun. 13, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Ryan O'Reilly should expect another email from his 99-year-old grandmother. Congratulations from Deirdre O'Reilly are certainly in order after her grandson won the Stanley Cup and the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the NHL playoffs. O'Reilly scored the opening goal for the...

The Latest: O'Reilly wins Conn Smythe as playoff MVP

Jun. 12, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest from Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final between Boston and St. Louis (all times local): 10:49 p.m. Ryan O'Reilly of the St. Louis Blues has been named the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as the most valuable player of the playoffs. The gritty forward lifted the trophy on the ice moments...

Glove'n it: Hand pass a pivotal moment in Blues' Cup run

Jun. 12, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Craig Berube made a rare stop in the locker room after the game to address his players. It was important. It was minutes after San Jose's Timo Meier had gloved the puck to Gustav Nyquist and wound up being credited with the second assist on Erik Karlsson's winning goal in Game 3. It was a...

Road warrior Blues unfazed by Cup Final Game 7 in Boston

Jun. 11, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — If the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins in Game 7, perhaps Steve Hatze Petros should get his name on the Stanley Cup. He is the NHL schedule-maker , making him the most responsible for a January-March stretch when the Blues didn't play more than one consecutive home game at a time. It...

Bruins-Blues Cup Final Game 6 could hinge on officiating

Jun. 8, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Patrick Maroon doesn't want to go there. Not even about how the St. Louis Blues handle the roller coaster of inconsistent officiating. "I'm not talking about it," the usually talkative Maroon said. "If you want to talk about Game 6, I'll talk about Game 6." Except the St. Louis Blues and...