Matt Carpenter says his struggles last season were frustrating, but the Cardinals' success as a team took the edge off.
Jalen Crutcher hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime and finished with 21 points, lifting No. 13 Dayton to a 78-76 win in the A-10 Conference showdown.
Reggie Perry had 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Mississippi State Bulldogs to an easy 72-45 victory over the Missouri Tigers on Tuesday.
Jake Allen on the Blues' success at home: "I think probably the previous two seasons we at times had struggled at home, tried to play a little bit too fancy, but I think we found our niche, the way we need to play. Guys are doing that night in, night out right now and results are coming."
Craig Berube on the Blues' consistency regardless of the opponent's record: "In terms of playing some teams that are maybe not in the playoffs or below us, we're doing a good job of managing the puck and doing a good job of understanding how we can beat them."
Blues president Chris Zimmerman on years of All-Star Game planning finally coming to fruition: "When I woke up this morning and realized that it was next week, I was like, 'Oh my God, this is actually happening.' We are incredibly excited."
The St. Louis Cardinals avoided arbitration with reliever John Gant, settling for a one-year deal worth $1.3 million.
Coming to the St. Louis Cardinals are left-hander Matthew Liberatore and minor league catcher Edgardo Rodriguez.
It's still no man's land in front of NHL goalies, but it isn't nearly as rough and tumble as it used to be.
When the XFL debuts in February, it will take a “Star Trek” approach of going where no football league has gone before.