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Blues assign Schmaltz to Wolves

The club has also recalled defenseman Thomas Vannelli

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - The Blues have assigned defenseman Jordan Schmaltz to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.

Schmaltz had been recalled to the Blues a day earlier, just hours before Game 5 vs. Minnesota.

In addition, the Blues have recalled defenseman Thomas Vannelli.

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game recap

Blues eliminate Wild with Game 5 OT win

Magnus Paajarvi scores at 9:42 to put St. Louis into second round against Predators

by Jessi Pierce / NHL.com Correspondent

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Magnus Paajarvi scored 9:42 into overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a series-ending 4-3 win against the Minnesota Wild in Game 5 of the Western Conference First Round at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday.

"Really happy to finish it tonight," Blues coach Mike Yeo said. "[Minnesota's] a group that definitely ... I know it's tough they didn't get the win, but they gave us more than anything we could handle, and obviously Bruce [Boudreau (coach)] has done a great job, Chuck [Fletcher (general manager)] has done a great job and their team did a great job. They showed a lot of character."

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Blues recall Schmaltz from Chicago Wolves

by St. Louis Blues / Press Release

ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the Blues have recalled defenseman Jordan Schmaltz from their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.

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Blues hope to continue road success in Game 5

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

ST. PAUL - As the Blues hit the road for Game 5 with a chance to wrap up the best-of-7 series with Minnesota, they can carry some confidence knowing that they've had plenty of success on the road as of late.

Dating back to the regular season, the Blues have won eight of their last nine games away from Scottrade Center and have outscored their opponents 29-14 in that span. Those eight wins include two at Xcel Energy Center to begin this first-round playoff series.

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Game Notes: Game 5 at Wild

by Dan O'Neill / St. Louis Blues

Game 4 marked the Blues' first loss in five games against the Wild. Now with a 3-1 lead, the Blues are back in Minnesota where they have won three consecutive games at Xcel Energy Center. St. Louis has held a 3-1 lead on nine previous occasions in their history. They went on to win eight of those series with the only loss coming in 2003 to Vancouver. The Blues have been outstanding on the road recently, winning eight of their last nine games (reg. + postseason) while outscoring their opponents 29-14 over that stretch. Defense has been the key to their success, as they have allowed two or fewer goals in six of their last eight away games, including one or less five times.

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Tony X: One year later

We catch up with hockey's biggest viral fan one year after discovering playoff hockey

by Ashali Vise / St. Louis Blues

Playoff hockey is here, which means things are officially lit.

At least, that's how Twitter celebrity and Blues fan Anthony Holmes, more commonly known as "Tony X," would describe it.

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Stastny says he's making progress every day

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

Stastny making progress

Stastny skates with team for third straight day

Paul Stastny is getting closer to returning from a lower-body injury sustained on March 21

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ST. LOUIS - Paul Stastny was back on the ice with his teammates for a third consecutive day on Thursday and says he is progressing every day.

"It feels good," Stastny said of his injury, which has kept him out of the lineup for 14 games - 10 in the regular season and four in the postseason. "I wasn't going to go onto the ice until I started feeling comfortable being off of skates and doing workouts and different exercises. I got on the ice probably five or six days ago and it felt way better.

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Blues assign Schmaltz to Chicago Wolves

by St. Louis Blues / Press Release

ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the Blues have assigned defenseman Jordan Schmaltz to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.

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Wild shut out Blues in Game 4, avoid elimination

Devan Dubnyk makes 28 saves, Charlie Coyle, Martin Hanzal score

by Louie Korac / NHL.com Correspondent

ST. LOUIS -- Devan Dubnyk made 28 saves for the second Stanley Cup Playoff shutout of his career, and the Minnesota Wild avoided elimination with a 2-0 victory against the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of the Western Conference First Round at Scottrade Center on Wednesday.

"We just said coming into this game, we need to win one game and this is the only thing that matters is this one game," Dubnyk said. "This was our Stanley Cup. And that's gonna be the same thing on Saturday, because if not, it's over, and we're not gonna think any further ahead than that. It's gonna be the exact same approach on Saturday, and we'll see where the score is when the buzzer ends and move forward."

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Blues look to close out series with Wild

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - The Blues have been to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in each of the last six seasons, but in that time they've never found themselves in the situation they're in right now, and that's up 3-0 in the best-of-7 series with a chance to sweep.

"It's a new experience for all of us," said Blues Head Coach Mike Yeo. "That's a good test, against a good team. That's how you mature and that's how grow as a group."

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