St. Louis 5, NY Rangers 3

Saturday, October 12, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Rangers 1-4-0-0 0-0-0-0 1-4-0-0 L3
St. Louis 4-0-0-0 4-0-0-0 0-0-0-0 W4

Recap


Blues 5, Rangers 3: Captain David Backes collected two goals and an assist and Alexander Steen scored for the fourth straight game and set up three other tallies as host St. Louis improved to a franchise-best 4-0-0 to start the season.

Vladimir Tarasenko scored for the third straight contest and Derek Roy added a power-play goal and an assist. Jaroslav Halak turned aside 26 shots for the Blues, who improved to 10-1-3 in their last 14 meetings with the Rangers.

Captain Ryan Callahan scored a 5-on-3 power-play goal before tallying again with the man advantage to bring New York within 4-3 at 2:54 of the third period. Brad Richards netted his team-leading fourth goal and registered a game-high eight shots, but Martin Biron allowed four goals on 17 shots before being replaced by Henrik Lundqvist (16 saves) to start the third.

Backes gave St. Louis a 2-1 lead at 5:11 of the second period after accepting a cross-slot pass in the right faceoff circle before his shot sailed between Biron's pads for a 4-on-4 goal. Roy doubled the advantage just over 7 1/2 minutes later with a blast from the high slot that handcuffed Biron.

Richards trimmed the deficit with 3:04 left in the session, but Backes regained the two-goal advantage just 91 seconds later after redirecting T.J. Oshie's wrist shot from the outer edge of the left circle.

GAME NOTEBOOK: New York has been outscored 25-9 on the season - and 20-5 during its three-game losing streak. ... Callahan led the Rangers with six power-play goals last season and had a career-high 13 in 2011-12. ... St. Louis opened the scoring 5:38 into the first period after Backes skated through the neutral zone before wristing a shot from the high slot. Biron made the pad save, but Steen beat Rangers D Marc Staal to the puck and shoveled it home.

Top Game Performances

NY Rangers   St. Louis
Ryan Callahan 2 Points Alexander Steen 4
Ryan Callahan 2 Goals David Backes 2
Derick Brassard 2 Assists Alexander Steen 3
Ryan Callahan 2 Power Play Goals Derek Roy 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Henrik Lundqvist .941 Save Percentage Jaroslav Halak .897
Henrik Lundqvist 16 Saves Jaroslav Halak 26

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Rangers 29 3 2-5 4-6 16 26
St. Louis 34 5 2-6 3-5 14 34

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play its next game at home against San Jose. The Blues have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • NY Rangers will play its next game on the road against Washington. The Rangers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .250 after a loss.