St. Louis Blues 2014 News and Updates
3/3/14 – After losing two in a row after the break, the St. Louis Blues came from behind to defeat the Phoenix Coyotes in Ryan Miller’s debut. Friday, the St. Louis Blues acquired Miller and Steve Ott from Buffalo in exchange for Jaroslav Halak and Chris Stewart, in the first big trade leading up to the March 5 deadline. Before heading on the road for three straight, St. Louis will take on Tampa Bay at the Scottrade Center. St Louis Blues tickets start at $35 for your first chance to see Miller in a Blues’ uniform!
2/25/14 - Prior to the Olympic break, the St Louis Blues won six of their last eight to tie Chicago in the Central Division, and are now second in the West (having played three games less than the Blackhawks). Over in Sochi, defensemen Alex Peitrangelo and Jay Bouwmeester may have won gold with Team Canada, but St Louis' US players also made waves: TJ Oshie became a household name and American hero thanks to his thrilling shootout performance, while David Backes just launched a foundation called "Athletes for Animals" after the troubling stray-dog situation he witnessed in Sochi. Looking to ride this positivity into the playoff race, the Blues have never been more excited to come back from a break than now. After their Tuesday game against the Lightning, St Louis has the opportunity to win their third straight and send the Canucks to their eighth consecutive defeat; tickets for the Tampa Bay game are $22 to start, while tickets for the match in Vancouver start at $51.
2/21/14 – St. Louis was well represented in this morning’s 2014 Winter Olympics men’s ice hockey semifinal game between Team USA and Canada. Five teammates took the ice for their chance to play in the gold medal game - David Backes (USA), T.J. Oshie (USA), Kevin Shattenkirk (USA), Alex Pietrangelo (Canada), and Jay Bouwmeester (Canada). The Canadian duo advanced with their Country to Sunday’s game while the USA trio will play for bronze tomorrow. All five of the Blues players return to Scottrade Center with their teammates Mar 4 against Tampa Bay. St Louis Blues tickets are averaging $79 for remaining home games.
2/4/14 – The Blues won in a shootout Saturday against the Nashville Predators in the first of four straight games at Scottrade Center. Vladimir Tarasenko netted the deciding goal to give the Blues a 4-3 win after the forward scored and added an assist in regulation. St. Louis will host Ottawa (2/4), Boston (2/6), and Winnipeg (2/8) this week; the last meeting with all three teams was decided by one goal. St Louis Blues tickets are averaging $34, $64, and $97 respectively to catch the Blues in action before the 20-day break. Blues tickets are just $6 for Tuesday’s game in St. Louis.
1/29/14 – St. Louis is turning out to be a very dangerous team, winning 12 of their last 16 that includes a seven-game win streak. The Blues rank in the top five in goals per game (3.4), goals against (2.3), power-play percentage (23.6), and penalty kill percentage (84.9) and are currently tied with the Chicago Blackhawks at the top of the Central Division with 77 points. Alternate captain Alexander Steen has returned to the lineup; NHL’s No. 2 goal-scorer before missing 11 games has three goals and four assists in his first six games back. Blues tickets at Scottrade Center for the remaining home games this season, are up 13% since the start of 2014, 10% since the beginning of the season.
St. Louis Blues 2013-2014 Season
Despite a strong 2013 playoff campaign, St. Louis Blues tickets
are down eleven percent in average price since last year, the most of any team in the League. Only three other NHL teams saw a decrease in average price since last season – Boston Bruins (-3%), Washington Capitals (-2%), and Winnipeg Jets (-4%). Blues tickets last season averaged $111 and were the 15th most expensive in the League. In 2013, St. Louis Blues ticket prices are averaging $98 and are the fifth cheapest NHL ticket. The new Central Division makeup after the NHL realignment
could be the reason for the fall. Three of the four newest members to the Central Division – Dallas Stars, Colorado Avalanche, and Winnipeg Jets – all have a cheaper road ticket than the League average.
The most expensive games to be played at Scottrade Center are the 4/13 matchup against the Detroit Red Wings (avg. $149) and the 12/28 game against rival Chicago Blackhawks (avg. $141). Now that the Red Wings have moved from the West to the East, the two teams will meet less during the regular season making demand for tickets to each of the games skyrocket. This year’s regular season matchup is the last on the St. Louis Blues schedule.
Blues tickets on the road are double the cost of home tickets and seventh most expensive in the League. St. Louis has plenty of skill players to go deep into the NHL Playoffs this season; the newest additions to the St. Louis Blues roster are Derek Roy, Keight Aucoin, Alexandre Bolduc, Maxin Lapierre, and recently acquired Magnus Paajarvi. Although they are not a flashy offensive team, NHL fans are willing to pay big bucks to see the Blues when they come to town.