St. Louis 4, Tampa Bay 2

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 34-23-2-3 17-7-1-2 17-16-1-1 L2
St. Louis 41-14-3-3 23-5-2-1 18-9-1-2 W2

Recap


Blues 4, Lightning 2: Alex Steen scored early in the third period to snap a tie and Ryan Miller made 15 saves in his home debut as St. Louis held on to defeat visiting Tampa Bay.

Steen, T.J. Oshie and Vladimir Tarasenko each recorded a goal and an assist while Patrik Berglund scored for the third time in two games for the Blues. Miller, acquired from Buffalo on Friday, allowed two goals in the first period before closing the door over the final 40 minutes for his second win in as many games with St. Louis.

Alex Killorn recorded a goal in his 100th career game and Tyler Johnson also scored for the Lightning, who concluded a 1-3-0 road trip. Ben Bishop turned aside 25 shots for Tampa Bay, which lost for the second time on the trek after building a 2-0 lead.

Teddy Purcell intercepted an outlet pass by Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk and fed Killorn, who beat Miller between the pads 7:08 into the contest. The Lightning doubled the lead during a power play with 5:11 left in the opening period as Johnson swept home a pass from captain Martin St. Louis while alone on the doorstep.

Berglund buried a rebound 3:32 into the second session before Oshie beat two Lightning players and shoveled a backhand shot past Bishop while short-handed at 17:04. Captain David Backes circled behind the net and found Steen, who switched to his backhand in the slot to lift a shot over Bishop at 3:47 of the third. Tarasenko sealed it with an empty-netter in the final minute.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Backes and C Jaden Schwartz each finished with a pair of assists for the Blues while Oshie recorded five hits and two blocked shots while finishing at plus-2. … Tampa Bay D Radko Gudas was scratched due to a lower-body injury sustained at Colorado on Sunday. … Miller is 20-9-0 lifetime against the Lightning.
 

Top Game Performances

Tampa Bay   St. Louis
Tyler Johnson 1 Points T.J Oshie 2
Tyler Johnson 1 Goals T.J Oshie 1
Victor Hedman 1 Assists David Backes 2
Tyler Johnson 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals T.J Oshie 1
Ben Bishop .893 Save Percentage Ryan Miller .882
Ben Bishop 25 Saves Ryan Miller 15

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Tampa Bay 17 2 1-4 2-2 4 27
St. Louis 29 4 0-2 3-4 8 27

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play its next game on the road against Nashville. The Blues have a W/L % of .634 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play its next game at home against Buffalo. The Lightning have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .607 after a loss.