Kevin Shattenkirk D STL 5 Months

Coming up short in the 2014 playoffs hit Kevin Shattenkirk harder than the Blues' 2013 defeat.

"Not that we made excuses last year, but we took steps last year I think and this year we took steps backwards," Shattenkirk said. "For guys like us to be in that same position, if we're going to learn from it, we're going to have to change and do something about it ... win two more games and win the series, close the series out and we didn't do it. It's disappointing and it falls on our shoulders." St. Louis has now lost in the first round in back-to-back years despite their talent. The good news is that the Blues are young enough that their window of opportunity to serious compete for the Stanley Cup isn't fading yet.

Kevin Shattenkirk D STL 5 Months

Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk was held without a point Monday as the Blues dropped a 2-0 decision to Chicago in Game 3 of their opening round playoff series.

Shattenkirk had recorded points in each of the Blues' first two games, but the streak came to an end with the shutout posted by the Hawks on this night. The blueliner did manage to fire three shots on goal despite the losing effort.

Kevin Shattenkirk D STL 5 Months

Kevin Shattenkirk propelled the St. Louis Blues to a 4-3 overtime victory over Chicago in Game 2 on Saturday.

He registered a goal and two assists in the match. Shattenkirk played 27 minutes in the contest and 11:13 of that ice time came on the power play. Barret Jackman netted the game-winning 5:50 into the extra session, while Vladimir Tarasenko and Chris Porter also scored for the Blues in the win. Vladimir Sobotka picked up two helpers in the contest.

Kevin Shattenkirk D STL 6 Months

Kevin Shattenkirk had two assists in the Blues' 4-2 loss to Dallas on Saturday.

Shattenkirk established a new career-high with 44 points in 73 games. Not counting the shortened campaign, he has recorded at least 40 points in each of his first three seasons.

Kevin Shattenkirk D STL 6 Months

Kevin Shattenkirk pinched five times in Toronto on Tuesday night, according to coach Ken Hitchcock.

Hitchcock said every time Shattenkirk kept the play alive it created a scoring chance and no odd-man rushes. "The way (Shattenkirk and Carlo Colaiacovo) pass as a pair, it makes a pretty dynamic pairing that allows that pair to hang on offense longer without risk," the Blues bench boss said. "That's helping us a lot." Shattenkirk has nine goals and 42 points in 71 games this season.

Kevin Shattenkirk D STL 8 Months

The scale and importance of playing in the Winter Olympics is something that hasn't set in yet for Kevin Shattenkirk.

"It's going to be great," Shattenkirk said. "I don't think I've fully come to grips yet with how big the stage is or how many people will be watching the games. That part of it is so cool. You're part of this much bigger thing. It's something I'm going to be able to talk about for the rest of my life." The 25-year-old is among the top-10 scorers in the NHL among defensemen this season with 36 points (eight goals, 28 assists) in 56 games.

Kevin Shattenkirk D STL 8 Months

Kevin Shattenkirk registered his eighth goal of the season in Thursday's 2-1 win over the New York Rangers.

The member of the U.S. Olympic team's goal stood up as the game-winner in this defensive battle. Alexander Steen also found the back of the net for the Blues in the win while David Backes drew a pair of helpers.

Kevin Shattenkirk D STL 9 Months

Kevin Shattenkirk is among the league leaders among defensemen in power-play points this season.

Shattenkirk will enter Monday's action tied with Winnipeg's Dustin Byfuglien and Chicago's Duncan Keith with 17 power-play points. They are just behind NHL leader Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators, who has 19.

Kevin Shattenkirk D STL 9 Months

Kevin Shattenkirk had two assists in St. Louis' 6-2 win over Columbus.

Shattenkirk has recorded at least a point in eight of his last nine contests. He has six goals and 31 points in 40 games in 2013-14.

Kevin Shattenkirk D STL 9 Months

Kevin Shattenkirk is likely thrilled to be named to Team USA for the Winter Games in Sochi.

"It's something that I've always kind of dreamed of," Shattenkirk said before the announcement was made. "It's just going to be a great experience if I have that opportunity. I really am looking forward to it. Anytime you can wear that USA jersey, it's always been something pretty special to me and this has been the ultimate goal to get there." He is currently fifth among NHL blueliners in scoring with 28 points (six goals, 22 assists) in 38 games.