St. Louis 7, Florida 0

Saturday, October 5, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Florida 1-1-0-0 0-0-0-0 1-1-0-0 L1
St. Louis 2-0-0-0 2-0-0-0 0-0-0-0 W2

Recap



Blues 7, Panthers 0: Jaden Schwartz scored during a four-goal second-period blitz and added two assists as host St. Louis steamrolled Florida.

Jaroslav Halak turned aside 19 shots for his 26th career shutout - and franchise-best 17th with the Blues - to improve to 8-1-0 lifetime against the Panthers. Brenden Morrow notched his 250th career goal and joined Derek Roy and Vladimir Tarasenko with a tally and an assist apiece to power St. Louis to its second victory in as many games. 

Alexander Steen converted a penalty shot and Ryan Reaves and Patrik Berglund also scored for St. Louis, which poured in four goals in a span of 6:32 in the second period to turn the game into a rout.

Morrow's power-play tally was the only goal in the first 20 minutes, but the Blues erupted against Panthers goaltender Tim Thomas in the middle session. Tarasenko converted a rebound at 12:31, Schwartz and Roy tallied 65 seconds apart and Steen beat Thomas on a penalty shot with 57 seconds left in the period to make it 5-0.

Reaves and Berglund completed the assault against backup Jacob Markstrom in the opening 4:09 of the final period to deny Florida's bid for its first 2-0-0 start since the 2005-06 season.

GAME NOTEBOOK:  Halak's 17th shutout with the Blues moved him past Hall-of-Famer Glenn Hall (1967-71). ... St. Louis RW Chris Stewart and Reaves and RW Krys Barch of the Panthers were all sent to the locker room after drawing 10-minute misconducts with just over nine minutes left in the contest. They were followed off the ice later in the period by St. Louis C David Backes and Florida D Erik Gudbranson and C Jesse Winchester... Steen's penalty shot was the third consecutive successful conversion and seventh in the last eight chances by St. Louis. 

Top Game Performances

Florida   St. Louis
N/A Points Jaden Schwartz 3
N/A Goals Jaden Schwartz 1
N/A Assists Jaden Schwartz 2
N/A Power Play Goals Brenden Morrow 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Tim Thomas .821 Save Percentage Jaroslav Halak 1.000
Tim Thomas 23 Saves Jaroslav Halak 19

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Florida 19 0 0-7 3-4 47 24
St. Louis 34 7 1-4 7-7 53 33

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play its next game at home against Chicago. The Blues have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Florida will play its next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Panthers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .000 after a loss.