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NHL pluses and minuses: St. Louis Blues match their best start
NHL pluses and minuses: St. Louis Blues match their best start

Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: Plus At 11-2-2, the St. Louis Blues have matched their best start in franchise history. They last earned 11 wins in their first 15 games in the 2003-04 season. They blanked Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby on Saturday in a 2-1 victory over the Penguins, leaving Crosby without a goal against the Blues in seven career games. The Boston Bruins honored goaltender Tim Thomas with a tribute video Thursday when Thomas returned with the Florida Panthers, his new team. Thomas, the playoff most valuable player during the Bruins' 2011 Stanley Cup run, was injured but acknowledged fans' cheers...

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