St. Louis 5, Dallas 3

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, December 26, 2011 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 20-14-0-1 11-5-0-1 9-9-0-0 L1
St. Louis 21-10-0-4 14-3-0-1 7-7-0-3 W2

Recap

Chris Stewart and veteran Jason Arnott netted power-play goals as the St. Louis Blues used a rare surge with the man advantage to skate to a 5-3 home triumph over the Dallas Stars on Monday.

Adam Cracknell netted his first goal of the season and Evgeny Grachev's first career NHL tally stood up as the winner for St. Louis, which improved to 7-1-1 in its last nine games overall and 14-3-1 at Scottrade Center.

Entering the day with the NHL's 30th-ranked power play (10.3 percent), St. Louis converted on its first two opportunities with the man advantage.

Stewart skated up the wing and wristed a sharp-angle shot which squeezed under rookie Richard Bachman's arm and inside the right post at 8:24 of the first period.

After Mike Ribeiro leveled the contest at 4:22 of the second period with a sharp-angle shot, Cracknell regained the lead just 1:47 later. Cracknell took advantage of a turnover and wristed a shot from the right faceoff circle which handcuffed Bachman.

Arnott doubled the advantage by blasting a shot from beyond the left faceoff circle which sailed past Bachman with 1.1 seconds left in the middle session.

Michael Ryder scored for the fifth straight game and Eric Nystrom netted his career-high 12th goal of the season for Dallas, but Stewart capped the scoring with an empty-net tally.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   St. Louis
Eric Nystrom 1 Points Chris Stewart 2
Eric Nystrom 1 Goals Chris Stewart 2
Jamie Benn 1 Assists David Backes 2
N/A Power Play Goals Chris Stewart 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Andrew Raycroft .917 Save Percentage Jaroslav Halak .870
Richard Bachman 22 Saves Jaroslav Halak 20

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Dallas 23 3 0-2 0-2 11 25
St. Louis 38 5 2-2 2-2 11 26

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against St. Louis . The Blues have a W/L % of .550 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Columbus . The Stars have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .571 after a loss.
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