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Steen Named NHL's First Star for October

Blues forward scored 11 goals in 10 games in October to lead the League

Friday, 11.01.2013 / 2:00 PM / St Louis Blues - News
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Steen Named NHL\'s First Star for October
WIth 11 goals in 10 games, Alexander Steen has been named the NHL\'s First Star for the month of October.

ST. LOUIS – The National Hockey League (NHL) announced today that Blues forward Alexander Steen has been named the NHL’s First Star for the month for October. Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby and San Jose's Antti Niemi were named No. 2 and No. 3 Stars, respectively.

Steen, 29, is off to the best start of his career, leading the NHL with 11 goals, tying for second with four power-play goals, and sharing fourth with 16 points overall.

Currently, Steen is riding a career-best five-game goal streak which also matches San Jose’s Patrick Marleau for the longest in the NHL this season.

The Winnipeg, Manitoba native is just the third player in the last 20 years to register 11 goals in his team’s first 10 games, joining the Blues’ Scott Young (2000-01) and Atlanta’s Ilya Kovalchuk (2003-04). Steen’s four power-play goals are his highest total since scoring seven times in 2009-10, while his two game-winning goals share the team lead with T.J. Oshie and share fifth overall.

In addition, the 6-foot-0, 212-pound forward serves as the only NHL player with a pair of game-winners in the final minute of a game this season.

For a franchise perspective, Steen has become the first Blue since Kevin Miller (1993) with at least 16 points through the team’s first 10 games. He also tied Scott Young (2000-01) and Brett Hull (1989-90, 1990-91) for the second fastest start in Blues history by reaching the double-digit goal plateau in the first nine games of the year.

In 294 career games with the Blues, Steen has accumulated 17 game-winning goals, tying Gino Cavallini, Geoff Courtnall and Joe Mullen for 15th all-time.

Steen is an Olympic hopeful for Team Sweden at the upcoming 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Steen has previously represented Sweden on four occasions, including the 2003 and 2004 World Junior Championships and most recently, the 2007 World Championships.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 49 32 11 6 149 115 70
2 ANA 50 32 12 6 147 134 70
3 STL 49 32 13 4 160 120 68
4 CHI 50 31 17 2 155 115 64
5 SJS 50 27 17 6 139 135 60
6 WPG 51 26 17 8 142 132 60
7 VAN 47 27 17 3 129 120 57
8 CGY 50 27 20 3 144 129 57
9 LAK 49 21 16 12 134 132 54
10 DAL 49 23 19 7 157 159 53
11 COL 50 21 18 11 131 141 53
12 MIN 48 22 20 6 131 138 50
13 ARI 50 18 26 6 116 170 42
14 EDM 50 13 28 9 115 166 35

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
V. Tarasenko 49 25 25 23 50
A. Steen 47 17 26 9 43
J. Schwartz 42 17 23 14 40
K. Shattenkirk 49 8 32 18 40
D. Backes 48 17 18 6 35
T. Oshie 41 14 19 14 33
J. Lehtera 46 9 21 15 30
A. Pietrangelo 49 4 24 0 28
P. Stastny 41 9 18 7 27
P. Berglund 46 6 10 0 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
B. Elliott 15 5 2 .927 1.99
J. Allen 14 5 2 .902 2.61

 
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