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NHL roundup: Stars snap Blues’ winning streak

Jamie Benn recorded his second two-goal game of the season, and the Dallas Stars ended the visiting St. Louis Blues’ franchise-record, 11-game winning streak with a 5-2 decision Thursday. Feb 21, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) shoots against Buffalo Sabres center Casey Mittelstadt (37) and defenseman Rasmus Dahlin (26) during the third period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Blues had not dropped a game since a 4-3 loss at Los Angeles on Jan. 21. Radek Faksa and Tyler Seguin…

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Chelsea 3-0 Malmo (5-1): Callum Hudson-Odoi scores as Blues reach last 16

Olivier Giroud (left) has scored in each of his past five appearances in the Europa League Callum Hudson-Odoi scored a marvellous second-half goal as Chelsea cruised into the Europa League last 16 with victory over Malmo at Stamford Bridge. The Blues, who led 2-1 from the first leg, started slowly but improved markedly after the break. Olivier Giroud gave them the lead on the night by tapping home, before Ross Barkley floated in a free-kick moments after Rasmus Bengtsson was sent off. Hudson-Odoi, 18, then drove in from the right…

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NHL roundup: Blues win record 11th straight

Ryan O’Reilly scored 34 seconds into overtime as the St. Louis Blues extended their winning streak to a franchise-record 11 games with a 3-2 victory over the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night. Feb 19, 2019; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues center Ryan O’Reilly (90) salutes the fans after the Blues defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs in overtime at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports Jaden Schwartz had a goal and an assist, and Colton Parayko scored a goal for the Blues, who built a…

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NHL roundup: Blues shut out Wild, win tenth straight

Rookie Jordan Binnington recorded his second straight shutout and the third consecutive for the St. Louis Blues, who breezed to a franchise-high-tying 10th straight win with Sunday’s 4-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild in Saint Paul, Minn. Feb 17, 2019; Saint Paul, MN, USA; St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) looks on in second period against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. The St. Louis Blues defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-0. Mandatory Credit: David Berding-USA TODAY Sports Vladimir Tarasenko extended his point streak to a career-best 12 games…

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NHL roundup: Allen’s shutout lifts Blues to ninth straight win

Jake Allen made 32 saves for his second shutout of the season, Vladimir Tarasenko and Zach Sanford scored 57 seconds apart, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Saturday in Denver. Feb 16, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) skates with the puck as Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber (6) defends during the third period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Tarasenko added an assist and Jaden Schwartz also scored to help the Blues to their ninth…

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Malmo 1-2 Chelsea in Europa League last 32: Blues claim narrow victory in Sweden

Olivier Giroud has scored five goals in six Europa League appearances this season Chelsea claimed a narrow victory over Malmo in the Europa League after they were greeted with a rousing atmosphere in Sweden for the first leg of their last 32 tie. Ross Barkley poked in a curling cross from Pedro to score in the first half. Olivier Giroud flicked in the second after Willian cut the ball back having beaten his opponent in the box. Malmo ensured it was a nervy ending for Chelsea as Anders Christiansen slotted…

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Helping teenagers beat the blues

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Teenagers on the Blues programme are encouraged to get out more Go for a walk, speak to your friends face-to-face, go and visit your grandma. It might sound like common sense, but this is some of the advice being offered to UK teenagers who are showing early signs of anxiety, low mood or poor self-esteem. “When we were young, we used to play in the street, in the woods, we were falling out of trees, playing in the stream, catching fish with our bare…

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NHL roundup: Streaking Isles rally past Blues

Jordan Eberle and Johnny Boychuk scored the tying and go-ahead goals within an 11-second span in the third period Saturday night for the visiting New York Islanders, who remained red-hot with a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues. Jan 5, 2019; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Islanders right wing Jordan Eberle (7) is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the third period against the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports Matt Martin scored in the second period while Anders Lee added a…

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Chelsea 0-0 Southampton: Saints frustrate fourth-placed Blues at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea had won the past seven meetings in all competitions between the sides before this goalless draw Southampton secured their first clean sheet in 11 Premier League games as Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side produced a battling performance to frustrate Chelsea and secure a point at Stamford Bridge. The Blues, fourth in the Premier League, had more than 70% possession but could not break down a well-organised and disciplined Saints side. Chelsea’s best chance fell to Eden Hazard, but his well-hit shot was saved by Premier League debutant Angus Gunn. Alvaro Morata…

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Watford 1-2 Chelsea: Eden Hazard reaches 101 goals and wants to be Blues ‘legend’

Watford 1-2 Chelsea: Hazard delight at 100 goals for ‘great club’ Eden Hazard says he wants to become a “Chelsea legend” after his two goals secured victory at Watford – and took him past 100 goals for the Blues. Hazard, 27, became only the 10th player to reach that landmark when he collected Mateo Kovacic’s pass, took the ball around goalkeeper Ben Foster and calmly finished in first-half injury time. Chelsea’s lead only lasted two minutes as Roberto Pereyra volleyed past Kepa Arrizabalaga from the edge of the 18-yard box…

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