St. Louis 2, Washington 1

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 14-8-0-2 8-2-0-1 6-6-0-1 W4
Washington 12-10-0-1 8-3-0-1 4-7-0-0 L3


Matt D’Agostini netted the game-winner and Jaroslav Halak made 18 saves as the St. Louis Blues spoiled Dale Hunter’s debut with a 2-1 victory over the host Washington Capitals on Tuesday.

T.J. Oshie added his seventh goal for the Blues, who improved to 8-1-2 under new coach Ken Hitchcock.

Hunter, who served as a team captain in Washington for five seasons and has his number retired in the Verizon Center, was making his NHL coaching debut after Bruce Bodreau was fired on Monday.

Washington took an early lead on Nicklas Backstrom’s eighth tally midway through the first period, but the Blues got that back just over five minutes later.

The Capitals failed to clear in their own zone and David Backes grabbed the turnover. Alex Steen lined up a slap shot from the high slot that bounced off the cross bar but Oshie got the rebound and stuffed it past Tomas Vokoun.

D’Agostini gave them to lead at the 8:54 mark of the second period. The 25-year old forward ripped a slap shot from the right point. Vokoun made the initial save but the rebound squirted away. D’Agostini wrapped around the goal and tapped his sixth tally into the empty net.

The Capitals matched a season-low with 19 shots on goal.

Top Game Performances

St. Louis   Washington
Matt D'Agostini 1 Points Nicklas Backstrom 1
Matt D'Agostini 1 Goals Nicklas Backstrom 1
David Backes 1 Assists Alex Ovechkin 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jaroslav Halak .947 Save Percentage Tomas Vokoun .933
Jaroslav Halak 18 Saves Tomas Vokoun 28

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
St. Louis 30 2 0-4 1-1 9 22
Washington 19 1 0-1 4-4 13 21

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play its next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Capitals have a W/L % of .692 after a win and .300 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play its next game on the road against Colorado. The Blues have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .636 after a loss.
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