St. Louis 3, Phoenix 2

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, December 23, 2011 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 20-10-0-4 13-3-0-1 7-7-0-3 W1
Phoenix 18-14-1-2 7-8-1-1 11-6-0-1 L1

Recap


Matt D'Agostini snapped a tie late in the second period and Brian Elliott turned aside 24 shots as the St. Louis Blues skated to a 3-2 road triumph over the Phoenix Coyotes on Friday.
 
Prior to the game, the Coyotes inducted former captain Keith Tkachuk into the team's Ring of Honor. The four-time Olympian joined Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Hull, Thomas Steen, Dale Hawerchuk and Teppo Numminen in having their respective numbers retired by the organization.
 
Tkachuk, who also played parts of nine seasons in St. Louis, took part in the ceremonial puck drop.
 
Steen's son Alex collected his third goal in five contests and veteran Jason Arnott also tallied as St. Louis won for the sixth time in eight games.
 
With the game tied at 1-1 with 1:35 remaining in the second period, D'Agostini entered the offensive zone and blasted a shot from the right faceoff dot which caromed off LaBarbera's glove and into the net. The goal for D'Agostini was his seventh of the season, and first since Nov. 29.
 
Arnott doubled the advantage just 1:48 into the third period. The veteran settled a loose puck moments after Phoenix captain Shane Doan blocked defenseman Kris Russell's shot and wristed a shot past LaBarbera for his seventh goal of the season.
 
Defenseman Keith Yandle and Doan scored and LaBarbera stopped 15 shots for Phoenix, which fell for the fourth time in five home games to drop to 7-8-2 at Jobing.com Arena this season.

Top Game Performances

St. Louis   Phoenix
Matt D'Agostini 2 Points Shane Doan 1
Matt D'Agostini 1 Goals Shane Doan 1
Matt D'Agostini 1 Assists Lauri Korpikoski 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Brian Elliott .923 Save Percentage Jason LaBarbera .833
Brian Elliott 24 Saves Jason LaBarbera 15

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
St. Louis 18 3 0-3 3-3 8 22
Phoenix 26 2 0-3 3-3 16 30

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Phoenix . The Coyotes have a W/L % of .368 after a win and .688 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Dallas . The Blues have a W/L % of .526 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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