St. Louis 3, Montreal 0

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 25-12-0-5 17-3-0-2 8-9-0-3 W4
Montreal 16-19-2-5 7-8-2-4 9-11-0-1 L1

Recap

Jaroslav Halak turned aside 19 shots to sting his former team as the visiting St. Louis Blues extended their winning streak to four games with a 3-0 triumph over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

Halak, who was dealt to the Blues by Montreal at the end of the 2009-10 season, has allowed just one goal in two games against the Canadiens since the deal. The shutout was his second of the season and the 18th of his career.

Following a scoreless opening period, the Blues struck twice in a 5:07 span in the second period to take control.

Veteran Jason Arnott opened the scoring near the game's midway point, converting a chance from in close following a strong cut to the net by teammate Ryan Reaves. It was Arnott's second goal in as many games following a four-game pointless drought.

Captain David Backes extended the advantage with a shot from the circle that eluded a partially screened Carey Price.

Chris Stewart padded the lead with 7:04 remaining, firing a Backes feed past Price for his third goal in four games.

Top Game Performances

St. Louis   Montreal
David Backes 2 Points N/A
David Backes 1 Goals N/A
David Backes 1 Assists N/A
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jaroslav Halak 1.000 Save Percentage Carey Price .880
Jaroslav Halak 19 Saves Carey Price 22

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
St. Louis 25 3 0-4 3-3 8 26
Montreal 19 0 0-3 4-4 10 26

Upcoming Games

  • Montreal will play their next game on the road against Montreal . The Canadiens have a W/L % of .353 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Vancouver . The Blues have a W/L % of .583 after a win and .611 after a loss.
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