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Alexander The Great

Monday, 10.28.2013 / 10:24 AM
By Chris Pinkert - St. Louis Blues / Blue Note Insider
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UPDATE: Alexander Steen scored his League-leading 11th goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-2 win vs. Winnipeg.

Alexander Steen is earning a new nickname: "Alexander The Great."

Steen is the first NHL player to score 10 or more goals in his team's first nine games since Buffalo's Chris Drury and Atlanta's Marian Hossa did it in the 2006-07 season.

With 10 goals, he also finds himself tied for the League-lead with Washington Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin. As of Oct. 28, Steen has played two less games.

After his two-goal performance in Saturday's 6-1 win in Nashville, Steen played it cool with reporters.

"It's only nine games," he said. "(Ovechkin's) been doing it for years. I've been doing it for nine games."

No-big-deal it all you want, Steener, but this red-hot start isn't something Blues fans see every day. In fact, the last time a Blues player reached double-digits in goals in the team's first nine games of the season was back in 2000-01, when Scott Young did it.

Steen is off to the second-fastest start in Blues history, tying Brett Hull with 10 goals in nine games (Hull did it twice, in 1989-90 and 1990-91). The franchise record is held by Brian Sutter, who scored 10 times in the Blues' first eight games to start the 1978-79 season.

Steen currently leads the team in points with 15 (10 goals, five assists). He is the first Blue since Kevin Miller in 1993 to reach at least 15 points in the first nine games of a season.

So sit back and enjoy, Blues fans. You're witnessing history.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Steen 68 33 29 17 62
T. Oshie 79 21 39 19 60
D. Backes 74 27 30 14 57
J. Schwartz 80 25 31 28 56
A. Pietrangelo 81 8 43 20 51
K. Shattenkirk 81 10 35 1 45
V. Tarasenko 64 21 22 20 43
D. Roy 75 9 28 -1 37
J. Bouwmeester 82 4 33 26 37
V. Sobotka 61 9 24 14 33
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
B. Elliott 18 6 2 .922 1.96
R. Miller 25 30 4 .918 2.64

 
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