Dec 2, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings defenseman Robyn Regehr (44) defends St. Louis Blues left wing Alexander Steen (20) in the second period of the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Today In St Louis: 12/3/13


Here are the newsmakers in the St Louis sports world for December 3rd, 2013:

Blues lose 2nd straight game.

The Blues lost for the 2nd straight game for the first time this season. They lost to the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. Here is the scoring summary courtesy of CBSSports.com:

1ST PERIOD
10:38 - Jarret Stoll (3), Wrist Shot. Assist: Williams, Regehr
16:13 - Tyler Toffoli (5), Wrist Shot. Assist: Doughty, Richards
2ND PERIOD
05:48 - Tyler Toffoli (6), Wrist Shot. Assist: Richards, Mitchell
3RD PERIOD
14:06 - Kevin Shattenkirk (2), Wrist Shot. Assist: Tarasenko, Schwartz
19:44 - Vladimir Tarasenko (9), Tip-In. Assist: Shattenkirk

The Blues will now head home to face off against the New York Islanders on Thursday night.

Alex Steen won’t negotiate new contract during the season.

Here is an excerpt from the article on Fansided:

Steen’s scoring pace comes at a very convenient time for the forward. His four-year, $13.5 million contract expires at the end of this season, which could leave the Blues in a bit of a jam with regards to re-signing Steen. Up until this season, his best year came in 2010-11 when he scored 20 goals and added 31 assists.

He’s obviously on track to shatter that career best campaign. At his current rate, Steen will finish the season with 66 goals and 102 points. Even if he comes up with half that many tallies, he’ll be in line for a solid raise. St. Louis won’t know exactly what kind of paycheck Steen is looking for until the end of the year though.

TheFourthPeriod.com is reporting that the 29-year-old doesn’t have an interest in discussing an extension during the campaign, and will wait until the offseason to discuss his contract. David Pagnotta spoke to Steen’s agent Jeff Kowall, who had this to say:

Alex prefers not to discuss a contract extension during the season and the team has respected that.

That could be either good news or bad news for the Blues, who run a pretty tight ship when it comes to handing out contracts. TheFourthPeriod speculates that Steen could call for a contract worth $5 million or more if he continues to score like he has been. This is a compelling situation and will be worth keeping an eye on once the offseason rolls around.

Missouri Volleyball Gets 4th Overall Seed in NCAA Tournament. 

Here is an excerpt from the STLToday.com article:

The Tigers (34-0), the Southeastern Conference champions, will host the first two rounds of competition at the Hearnes Center and will face IUPUI (19-13) in the first round Friday. The winner will play the winner of the Purdue and Central Arkansas match in the second round.

Mizzou is in the Champaign, Ill., regional, which means if the Tigers win two matches in Columbia, they move on to Illinois for the next two rounds Dec. 13-14.

Also in Mizzou’s bracket, Illinois (16-14), the No. 13 seed, faces Morehead State (27-7) in the first round, with the winner facing the winner of Louisville (23-7) and Marquette (25-5).

 

 

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