St. Louis 1, San Jose 0

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, December 10, 2011 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Jose 15-10-1-0 8-6-1-0 7-4-0-0 L1
St. Louis 17-9-0-3 11-3-0-1 6-6-0-2 W3

Recap


Brian Elliott made 24 saves and defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk scored a power-play goal as the St. Louis Blues skated to a 1-0 home victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday.

David Perron and Jason Arnott each notched an assist for St. Louis, which improved to 7-1-1 in its last nine games and 11-2-3 under coach Ken Hitchcock.

Elliott turned aside four shots in the first period, nine in the second and 11 in the third as he tied Los Angeles' Jonathan Quick for the league lead with his fourth shutout of the season. Elliott entered as the NHL's leader in both goals-against average (1.56) and save percentage (.944).

The Blues gave Elliott all the offensive support he needed late in the first period. With one second remaining on their two-man advantage, Shattenkirk wristed the puck past Antti Niemi from the top of the right faceoff circle for his fourth goal.

Niemi made 18 saves for San Jose, which has lost five of seven.

Top Game Performances

San Jose   St. Louis
N/A Points Kevin Shattenkirk 1
N/A Goals Kevin Shattenkirk 1
N/A Assists Jason Arnott 1
N/A Power Play Goals Kevin Shattenkirk 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Antti Niemi .947 Save Percentage Brian Elliott 1.000
Antti Niemi 18 Saves Brian Elliott 24

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
San Jose 24 0 0-6 4-5 10 30
St. Louis 19 1 1-5 6-6 12 29

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against NY Rangers . The Blues have a W/L % of .562 after a win and .615 after a loss.
  • San Jose will play their next game on the road against Chicago . The Sharks have a W/L % of .533 after a win and .636 after a loss.
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