Hockey takes over Busch Stadium as the Winter Classic comes to St. Louis

1 year 8 months 2 weeks ago Monday, January 02 2017 Jan 2, 2017 Monday, January 02, 2017 9:21:00 AM CST January 02, 2017 in Continuous News
By: Corey Miller, KOMU Sports 8 Reporter

ST. LOUIS - Professional hockey has called the "Gateway to the West" home for 50 years. On Monday St. Louis Blues fans got to experience the thrill of an outdoor game for the first time ever.

The anticipation for the 2017 Winter Classic between the Blues and the Chicago Blackhawks was almost immeasurable. Since the games announcement in March, the city of St. Louis has been teeming with excitement. 

That excitement showed itself early, as fans packed the home of the Cardinals for the Winter Classic Alumni Game on Saturday. 

Blues and Blackhawks legends of the past treated the crowd to an entertaining clash, with the Blues Alumni emerging with an 8-7 win. 

The thrills of the weekend carried over to the actual game on Monday, despite the looming question of a possible postponement due to a possible wet forecast.

Although the rain tried its best to dampen the mood, once Bobby and Brett Hull dropped the ceremonial first pucks, the rivalry took its biggest stage yet.

Chicago would put some of their Winter Classic experience to use right off the bat. Defenseman Michal Kempny put the Blackhawks on the scoreboard just over a minute into the game. 

The Blues would not stay silent for long. Veteran defenseman Jay Bouwmeester was able to use a few nifty moves to get behind the Chicago net, and then sent a perfect pass to Patrik Berglund who buried the equalizing goal.

The game would remain tied all the way into the third until St. Louis star Vladimir Tarasenko decided to take over. Tarasenko scored two goals less than two minutes apart ant put the game out of reach.

Alexander Steen added an empty-netter for good measure to finish off the Blackhawks and give the Blues a 4-1 win in their Winter Classic debut.

 

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA -A family's pet rabbit died in smoke fire Wednesday morning. Fire and police went to the 4100 block... More >>
55 minutes ago Wednesday, September 19 2018 Sep 19, 2018 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 1:28:00 PM CDT September 19, 2018 in Top Stories
SEDALIA (AP) — A Kansas City man has pleaded guilty in the fatal shooting of another man at a trailer... More >>
1 hour ago Wednesday, September 19 2018 Sep 19, 2018 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 12:51:00 PM CDT September 19, 2018 in Top Stories
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The search for Missouri's next top education official has begun. The State Board of Education... More >>
2 hours ago Wednesday, September 19 2018 Sep 19, 2018 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 11:24:10 AM CDT September 19, 2018 in News
FULTON - UPDATE: Police have found the two boys who escaped from the Division of Youth Services. Police said... More >>
3 hours ago Wednesday, September 19 2018 Sep 19, 2018 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 10:38:00 AM CDT September 19, 2018 in Top Stories
HOWARD COUNTY - Two people are dead and two others injured after a crash on Highway 87 Tuesday afternoon. ... More >>
4 hours ago Wednesday, September 19 2018 Sep 19, 2018 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 9:51:00 AM CDT September 19, 2018 in News
COOPER COUNTY - Anthony Martin died in a crash in Cooper County on Sunday after losing control of his motorcycle.... More >>
7 hours ago Wednesday, September 19 2018 Sep 19, 2018 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 6:57:00 AM CDT September 19, 2018 in News
CAMDEN COUNTY - A Columbia woman was taken to the Lake Regional Hospital on Sunday after a crash involving a... More >>
7 hours ago Wednesday, September 19 2018 Sep 19, 2018 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 6:39:00 AM CDT September 19, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Bird scooters will be discussed at the Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission meeting Wednesday night at 7 p.m. ... More >>
11 hours ago Wednesday, September 19 2018 Sep 19, 2018 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 3:15:00 AM CDT September 19, 2018 in Top Stories
COLUMBIA -- The mayor of Columbia's task force on Climate Action and Adaptation planning could recommend an increase in renewable... More >>
11 hours ago Wednesday, September 19 2018 Sep 19, 2018 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 2:24:00 AM CDT September 19, 2018 in News
CALLAWAY COUNTY - Jeff Jones is living just a quarter of a mile away from a future Controlled Animal Feeding... More >>
17 hours ago Tuesday, September 18 2018 Sep 18, 2018 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 8:26:00 PM CDT September 18, 2018 in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - Assistant City Counselor Jose Caldera announced the city and Bird are talking about short-term rules regulating the rental... More >>
18 hours ago Tuesday, September 18 2018 Sep 18, 2018 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 7:25:00 PM CDT September 18, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Missouri Task Force One continues rescuing people, checking on others and sheltering those in need in the wake... More >>
19 hours ago Tuesday, September 18 2018 Sep 18, 2018 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 6:48:00 PM CDT September 18, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - After volunteering at a detention center for women and children seeking asylum in the U.S., one Jefferson City... More >>
21 hours ago Tuesday, September 18 2018 Sep 18, 2018 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 5:20:00 PM CDT September 18, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - A teenager pleaded guilty Monday in connection with a deadly 2016 shooting on Claudell Lane. Navarro Scott,... More >>
22 hours ago Tuesday, September 18 2018 Sep 18, 2018 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 3:35:11 PM CDT September 18, 2018 in News
SUNRISE BEACH - Fire Chief Dennis Reilly announced his resignation due to harassment from a board member. Reilly said... More >>
23 hours ago Tuesday, September 18 2018 Sep 18, 2018 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 3:23:00 PM CDT September 18, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - City employees are getting a raise in this year's budget, but some say it's not enough for line... More >>
23 hours ago Tuesday, September 18 2018 Sep 18, 2018 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 3:13:00 PM CDT September 18, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - A lawn care app launched in Columbia to connect consumers with people who want to make extra money... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, September 18 2018 Sep 18, 2018 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 2:16:00 PM CDT September 18, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Police Department is set to receive nine brand new police vehicles in the next... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, September 18 2018 Sep 18, 2018 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 1:56:00 PM CDT September 18, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 90°
3pm 94°
4pm 94°
5pm 93°
6pm 89°