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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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AWAY
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STANDINGS

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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