St. Louis 3, Montreal 2

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 9-2-1-1 5-1-1-0 4-1-0-1 W1
Montreal 8-7-0-1 4-4-0-1 4-3-0-0 L3


Blues 3, Canadiens 2 (SO): T.J. Oshie scored the only goal in the shootout and Alexander Steen netted his league-high 13th goal to lift visiting St. Louis.

Chris Stewart scored the tying goal midway through the third period as the Blues won for the fourth straight time in Montreal. Jaroslav Halak made 25 saves, including denying Tomas Plekanec on a penalty shot in the final minute of regulation, and stopped all three attempts in the bonus format to improve to 3-0-0 against his former team. 

Rene Bourque and Michael Bournival scored second-period goals for the Canadiens, who lost their third straight (0-2-1). Carey Price turned aside 30 shots in falling to 1-2-2 lifetime against St. Louis.

Steen continued his torrid start thanks to the work of captain David Backes, who knocked down defenseman Douglas Murray behind the net and fed an onrushing Steen for a 1-0 edge just 2:38 into the contest. Steen's career high in goals is 24, set in 2009-10.

Bourque tied it at the 5:38 mark of the second, cleaning up a rebound after defenseman Andrei Markov drove the net, and Bournival pounced on a giveaway by blue-liner Jay Bouwmeester and ripped a bullet past Halak just over nine minutes later. Stewart was credited with the equalizer with 9:29 left to play when defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk's shot deflected off both Montreal's Max Pacioretty and him and fluttered past Price.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Steen extended his point streak to a career-best eight games, pumping in nine goals to go with two assists in that span. ... Canadiens D P.K. Subban assisted on Bourque's goal, giving him 15 points in 16 games. ... Jason Arnott, who played the final season of an 18-year career with St. Louis in 2011-12, officially announced his retirement on Tuesday. Arnott, 39, had 417 goals and 938 points in 1,244 games with six teams, winning a Stanley Cup with New Jersey in 2000.

Top Game Performances

St. Louis   Montreal
Alexander Steen 1 Points Michael Bournival 1
Alexander Steen 1 Goals Michael Bournival 1
David Backes 1 Assists Brian Gionta 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jaroslav Halak .926 Save Percentage Carey Price .938
Jaroslav Halak 25 Saves Carey Price 30

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
St. Louis 32 3 0-4 1-1 7 48
Montreal 27 2 0-1 4-4 13 27

Upcoming Games

  • Montreal will play its next game on the road against Ottawa. The Canadiens have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play its next game at home against Calgary. The Blues have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .750 after a loss.
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