St. Louis 2, Calgary 0

Friday, November 25, 2011 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Calgary 8-12-1-0 4-5-1-0 4-7-0-0 L3
St. Louis 12-8-0-2 8-2-0-1 4-6-0-1 W2


Brian Elliott made 24 saves for his third shutout of the season and captain David Backes recorded a shorthanded goal and an assist as the St. Louis Blues posted a 2-0 victory over the visiting Calgary Flames on Friday.

Defenseman Alex Pietrangelo also scored for St. Louis, which has won eight of its last 10 home games and improved to 6-1-2 under coach Ken Hitchcock.

Elliott entered as the league leader in goals-against average (1.48) and save percentage (.946). He turned aside nine shots in the first period, four in the second and 11 in the third en route to his 12th career shutout.

The 26-year-old owns a 9-1-0 record and has allowed two goals or less in each of his 11 appearances this season.

After former Blue Lee Stempniak hit the right post during a power play midway through the first, Backes poked a loose puck around defenseman T.J. Brodie along the left wing boards in the neutral zone and beat Miikka Kiprusoff high to the glove side on a breakaway for a 1-0 lead.

Pietrangelo doubled the advantage with 6:43 remaining in the third, converting a pass from behind the net by Alex Steen.

Kiprusoff made 22 saves for Calgary, which has lost six of eight and fell to 0-3-0 on its four-game road trip.

Top Game Performances

Calgary   St. Louis
N/A Points David Backes 2
N/A Goals David Backes 1
N/A Assists David Backes 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals David Backes 1
Miikka Kiprusoff .917 Save Percentage Brian Elliott 1.000
Miikka Kiprusoff 22 Saves Brian Elliott 24

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Calgary 24 0 0-4 1-1 7 24
St. Louis 24 2 0-1 4-4 13 32

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play its next game on the road against Columbus. The Blues have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .636 after a loss.
  • Calgary will play its next game on the road against Minnesota. The Flames have a W/L % of .111 after a win and .583 after a loss.
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