St. Louis 3, Calgary 1

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, February 27, 2012 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 39-17-1-6 26-4-1-3 13-13-0-3 W3
Calgary 28-24-5-6 16-10-1-3 12-14-4-3 L4

Recap


BLUES 3, FLAMES 1: Jason Arnott scored twice and Jaroslav Halak continued his red-hot play with 20 saves as St. Louis cruised past host Calgary to move into a tie for the Central Division lead.

Halak allowed two or fewer goals for the fifth consecutive game, improving to 5-2-0 in February. It was just his third win in seven career meetings against the Flames.

The victory moved St. Louis into a tie with the idle Detroit Red Wings atop the Central while improving the club to 3-0-0 on its six-game road trip.

The Flames have dropped four in a row.

Calgary's Curtis Glencross opened the scoring just past the five-minute mark, gathering a Cory Sarich feed and wristing a shot past Halak. It was the first goal for Glencross in three games since returning from a knee injury that cost him more than a month.

David Backes answered just over nine minutes later, firing a shot that beat Calgary goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff between the pads. The Blues kept the pressure on and were rewarded on a power play with 39.6 seconds left in the period, as Arnott's shot went through a maze of legs and eluded Kiprusoff.

Arnott extended the St. Louis advantage on another man advantage at 6:21 of the second period, banging home a rebound of an Andy McDonald shot to cap his first multi-goal game since Jan. 12.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Arnott's first-period tally was the Blues' first man-advantage goal away from St. Louis since Dec. 27. ... The Flames managed just three shots in the second period. ... Calgary F Jarome Iginla was held scoreless and has just one assist and a minus-six rating over his past five games.

Top Game Performances

St. Louis   Calgary
Jason Arnott 2 Points Curtis Glencross 1
Jason Arnott 2 Goals Curtis Glencross 1
Patrik Berglund 2 Assists Olli Jokinen 1
Jason Arnott 2 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jaroslav Halak .952 Save Percentage Miikka Kiprusoff .875
Jaroslav Halak 20 Saves Miikka Kiprusoff 21

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
St. Louis 24 3 2-3 3-3 13 30
Calgary 21 1 0-3 1-3 13 19

Upcoming Games

  • Calgary will play their next game on the road against Calgary . The Flames have a W/L % of .379 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Edmonton . The Blues have a W/L % of .605 after a win and .640 after a loss.
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