St. Louis 4, Buffalo 2

Saturday, January 21, 2012 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Buffalo 19-24-3-2 11-9-3-2 8-15-0-0 L5
St. Louis 29-12-1-5 21-3-1-2 8-9-0-3 W4


Captain David Backes had two goals and two assists and the red-hot St. Louis Blues sent the reeling Buffalo Sabres to their 12th consecutive road loss with a 4-2 triumph on Saturday night.

Jaroslav Halak turned aside 19 shots as the Blues extended their winning streak to four games with their league-high 21st home victory.

B.J. Crombeen scored his first goal of the season and David Perron also tallied to help St. Louis improve to 8-0-1 this month and push its home points streak to a franchise-record 15 games (13-0-2).

Despite seeing his shutout streak snapped at a career-best 164 minutes, 38 seconds, Halak remained unbeaten in regulation in his last 14 starts (11-0-3).

Mike Weber and Tyler Myers scored for Buffalo, which absorbed its fifth consecutive defeat overall and hasn't won away from home since Dec. 3 – the last day St. Louis lost in regulation at the Scottrade Center.

T.J. Oshie and Alex Pietrangelo collected two assists each for St. Louis. Pietrangelo extended his points streak to a career-high nine games, the longest by a defenseman this season.

Top Game Performances

Buffalo   St. Louis
Tyler Myers 2 Points David Backes 4
Tyler Myers 1 Goals David Backes 2
Tyler Myers 1 Assists David Backes 2
Tyler Myers 1 Power Play Goals David Backes 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ryan Miller .885 Save Percentage Jaroslav Halak .905
Ryan Miller 23 Saves Jaroslav Halak 19

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Buffalo 21 2 1-3 1-2 15 20
St. Louis 27 4 1-2 2-3 17 34

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play its next game on the road against Detroit. The Blues have a W/L % of .607 after a win and .632 after a loss.
  • Buffalo will play its next game on the road against New Jersey. The Sabres have a W/L % of .316 after a win and .448 after a loss.
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