Latest Craig Berube News

Second thoughts: Speedy Avs get rematch with rugged Blues

May. 16, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog supervised his daughter’s soccer practices. Coach Jared Bednar did yardwork. Speedy forward Nathan MacKinnon planned some play time with his dogs. Just a relaxing week break before facing their arch rival: The second...

Rangers-Canes, Battle of Alberta up next in NHL playoffs

May. 16, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

A few minutes after his New York Rangers moved on to the second round of the NHL playoffs by beating the Pittsburgh Penguins, Gerard Gallant had not mentally moved on to what’s next. “I don’t even know who we play,” Gallant said with a chuckle. It’s the...

Blues ride unconventional lineup into NHL's second round

May. 13, 2022 03:32 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues eliminated the Minnesota Wild in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with a mid-series goalie change and an unconventional lineup. Now, the team heads to Colorado to face the top-seeded Avalanche in the second round. “I...

Binnington makes 25 saves, Blues win 5-1, eliminate Wild

May. 13, 2022 01:53 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — It was a Jordan Binnington type of game. The St. Louis Blues goalie has earned a reputation as a clutch performer when the team has a chance to close out a playoff series. And he proved it again Thursday night. Binnington made 25 saves and the Blues...

McDavid's Oilers on brink along with Lightning, Bruins, Wild

May. 11, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Connor McDavid has stood on this precipice several times before, and he does not care for the view. The Edmonton Oilers are one loss away from their third consecutive opening-round playoff exit after back-to-back losses to the upstart Kings. Los Angeles is one of...

Tarasenko hat trick helps Blues take 3-2 series lead on Wild

May. 11, 2022 01:36 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko broke out for the St. Louis Blues with a well-timed natural hat trick, putting the Minnesota Wild in real trouble. Afterward, Tarasenko tried to shrug off the significance of his feat — with the singular focus of a player who was a major...

Frustrated Fiala still scoreless with Wild-Blues series even

May. 09, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

Kevin Fiala has often let his frustration show if he's not producing up to his star potential, and the Minnesota Wild left wing was in a tense mood after another flat performance in St. Louis. Four games into the first round against the Blues, with the teams tied at two games, Fiala...

Binnington makes 28 saves, Blues beat Wild to even series

May. 08, 2022 21:05 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis goalie Jordan Binnington didn't lose any sleep when he was informed by coach Craig Berube that he would be starting for the first time this postseason on Sunday. “He's always the same, he doesn't give me much of a reaction," Berube said. ...

NHL playoffs full of lopsided scores, lacking comebacks

May. 07, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

The NHL playoffs are missing the close games and comebacks that seemingly come annually with all the postseason intensity. Excluding games with empty-netters increasing the margin, 10 of the 20 first-round games through Friday night have been decided by three or more goals. By...

Fleury makes 29 saves, Wild beat Blues 5-1, take series lead

May. 07, 2022 01:42 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kirill Kaprizov had a goal and an assist, Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots, and the Minnesota Wild beat the St. Louis Blues 5-1 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference playoff series. Joel Eriksson Ek had a goal and an assist, and Jordan...