Blues home opener vs Buffalo

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The Buffalo Sabres came to town to open up the 2014 season in St.Louis. The Blues jumped out to a 1-0 lead when Mark Scheifele picked up his first of his GHC career beating Sergei Bobrovsky. The Sabres tied it up early in the second when Tyler Bozak beat Carey Price as the Sabres took control of the second period. But with just 7 seconds left in the period Rick Nash found the twice to give the Blues a lead heading into the third. The home team went into a shell to protect the lead but it never worked out. The Sabres bombarded Carey Price with 17 shots and finally with just under four minutes to play Tory Krug beat Price to tie the game and send it to a shootout. In the shootout Tyalor Hall and Andrew Shaw scored and the Blues drop their opening game.

Buffalo BUF at St. Louis STL
DATE : 10/01/2012

GOALS 1 2 3 OT SO F
Buffalo BUF 0 1 1 0 1 (2 -3 )3
St. Louis STL 1 1 0 0 0 (0 -2 )2

SHOTS 1 2 3 OT F
Buffalo BUF 10 12 17 2 41
St. Louis STL 7 7 9 2 25

S C O R I N G S U M M A R Y
1. STL. MARK SCHEIFELE(1)( ERIC STAAL, ALEX PIETRANGELO ): 1st 15:55
2. BUF. TYLER BOZAK(1)( ALEX CHIASSON ): 2nd 2:01
3. STL. RICK NASH(1)( MILAN LUCIC, JUSTIN FAULK ): 2nd 19:53
4. BUF. TOREY KRUG(1)( JASON POMINVILLE, TAYLOR HALL ) (PP) : 3rd 16:15

S H O O T O U T S U M M A R Y
1. BUF. TAYLOR HALL – Score! (BUF-1 STL-0)(GDG)
2. STL. RICK NASH – Wide.
3. BUF. JASON POMINVILLE – Wide.
4. STL. BRENT BURNS – Save by SERGEI BOBROVSKY
5. BUF. ANDREW SHAW – Score! (BUF-2 STL-0)

P E N A L T I E S S U M M A R Y
1. STL. RICK NASH – 4 Minutes: 1st 0:53
EXTRA PENALTY SERVED BY MIKAEL GRANLUND
3. BUF. TAYLOR HALL – 2 Minutes: 1st 0:53
4. STL. RICK NASH – 2 Minutes: 1st 11:55
5. BUF. DION PHANEUF – 5 Minutes: 1st 14:12
6. STL. JUSTIN FAULK – 5 Minutes: 1st 14:12
7. BUF. TAYLOR HALL – 5 Minutes: 3rd 1:38
8. STL. RICK NASH – 5 Minutes: 3rd 1:38
9. STL. ALEX PIETRANGELO – 2 Minutes: 3rd 14:45
10. STL. ERIC STAAL – 2 Minutes: 3rd 19:21

I N J U R I E S
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Player Stats For Buffalo BUF
PLAYER +/- SOG G A PIM PP SH FO-W AC IT TA HIT SP AS
TAYLOR HALL -1 5 0 1 7 0 0 0-0 38 21:31 0 2 0 1
JASON POMINVILLE -1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 39 22:17 0 0 1 1
JOHAN FRANZEN 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 5-4 35 20:21 1 0 4 2
ANDREW SHAW 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 25 14:00 0 0 0 0
ALEX CHIASSON 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 20 11:10 0 0 0 0
TYLER BOZAK 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 6-2 29 16:21 0 0 0 0
TOREY KRUG -1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0-0 31 17:22 1 0 0 1
RICH PEVERLEY -1 1 0 0 0 0 0 7-4 29 16:27 0 0 0 0
DAVID DESHARNAIS 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2-2 25 15:13 0 0 0 0
JIRI HUDLER 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 23 12:39 0 0 0 0
MICHAEL FROLIK 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 27 16:39 0 0 0 1
VLADIMIR SOBOTKA 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2-2 25 14:00 0 0 0 0
MATT NISKANEN -1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 48 26:08 1 0 0 0
NIKLAS KRONWALL -1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 45 25:11 6 0 0 0
ERIK JOHNSON -1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 46 27:05 2 3 0 1
ZBYNEK MICHALEK 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 19 11:36 0 1 0 0
DION PHANEUF 1 1 0 0 5 0 0 0-0 37 22:16 0 0 0 0
DANIEL WINNIK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 16 8:49 0 1 0 0
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TOTAL -5 41 2 3 12 1 0 22-14 11 7 5 7

Player Stats For St. Louis STL
PLAYER +/- SOG G A PIM PP SH FO-W AC IT TA HIT SP AS
RICK NASH 1 5 1 0 11 0 0 0-0 36 20:48 1 0 0 2
BRENT BURNS -1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 42 25:12 1 0 0 2
OLIVER EKMAN-LARSSON 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 49 26:56 1 1 0 2
KYLE TURRIS -1 5 0 0 0 0 0 8-2 36 20:58 1 0 0 1
EMERSON ETEM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 16 8:49 0 0 0 0
MARK SCHEIFELE 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 25 14:24 0 0 0 0
MILAN LUCIC 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 37 21:15 0 0 0 0
ERIC STAAL 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 6-3 30 17:10 0 1 0 0
MASON RAYMOND 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 16 8:49 1 0 0 0
SEAN BERGENHEIM 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 25 14:24 1 0 0 0
NICK FOLIGNO -1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 25 15:13 1 0 0 0
MIKAEL GRANLUND 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7-3 29 16:27 0 0 0 0
JARRET STOLL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-0 19 10:18 0 0 0 0
COLIN WILSON -1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 25 15:13 3 0 0 0
JUSTIN FAULK 1 1 0 1 5 0 0 0-0 26 14:26 0 0 0 0
ALEX PIETRANGELO 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0-0 45 25:11 0 2 0 1
MARC STAAL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 18 10:44 0 0 0 0
JOSH GORGES -1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 46 27:09 1 0 0 0
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TOTAL 5 25 2 4 20 0 0 22-8 11 4 0 8

Goalie Stats For Buffalo BUF
PLAYER MIN SHOTS GA ENG GR GRS
SERGEI BOBROVSKY 65 25 2 0 2 1 113 WIN
EVGENI NABOKOV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalie Stats For St. Louis STL
PLAYER MIN SHOTS GA ENG GR GRS
CAREY PRICE 65 41 2 0 8 7 113 LOSS
MIKE SMITH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

POWER PLAY OPP GOALS
Buffalo BUF 4 1
St. Louis STL 0 0

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star – TYLER BOZAK from Buffalo
2nd star – RICK NASH from St. Louis
3rd star – SERGEI BOBROVSKY from Buffalo

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Opening night in Vancouver … Tampa the guests

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Opening night in Vancouver, and Luongo gets his 1st start at home in 3 years. He blows the first two GRs in the first period and Tampa Bay goes up 2-0 at 11:16 on goals by Hjalmarsson and Sharp. Luongo then settles in and Fluery plays strong until late in the 3rd period. Then at 18:12 Ladd adds a seemingly meaningless goal to make it 3-0. But then the Bolts get lazy and Fluery loses his concentration and in the last minute of the game Johnson and Galchenyuk score for Vancouver to make it a 3-2 final.

Tampa Bay TAM at Vancouver VAN
DATE : 10/01/2012

GOALS 1 2 3 OT F
Tampa Bay TAM 2 0 1 0 3
Vancouver VAN 0 0 2 0 2

SHOTS 1 2 3 OT F
Tampa Bay TAM 10 9 15 0 34
Vancouver VAN 13 9 15 0 37

S C O R I N G S U M M A R Y
1. TAM. NIKLAS HJALMARSSON(1)( ANZE KOPITAR, MATT CARLE ): 1st 3:53
2. TAM. PATRICK SHARP(1)( JONATHAN TOEWS, MATT CARLE ): 1st 11:16
3. TAM. ANDREW LADD(1)( ANZE KOPITAR, TROY BROUWER ): 3rd 18:12
4. VAN. TYLER JOHNSON(2)( ALEX GALCHENYUK, LOUI ERIKSSON ): 3rd 19:09
5. VAN. ALEX GALCHENYUK(1)( PAUL MARTIN, LOUI ERIKSSON ): 3rd 19:49

P E N A L T I E S S U M M A R Y
1. TAM. CLARKE MacARTHUR – 2 Minutes: 1st 5:38
2. VAN. BOONE JENNER – 2 Minutes: 2nd 1:00
3. VAN. KYLE PALMIERI – 2 Minutes: 2nd 13:33
4. VAN. TOM GILBERT – 2 Minutes: 3rd 12:26

I N J U R I E S
NONE

Player Stats For Tampa Bay TAM
PLAYER +/- SOG G A PIM PP SH FO-W AC IT TA HIT SP AS
PATRICK SHARP 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 34 19:00 2 0 0 1
PATRIK ELIAS 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 16 9:41 1 0 0 0
MARIAN HOSSA 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 34 19:03 0 0 0 1
ANZE KOPITAR 2 4 0 2 0 0 0 8-5 33 18:25 1 0 0 1
JONATHAN TOEWS 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 8-3 34 19:03 1 1 0 0
DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN -2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 28 15:40 0 0 0 0
TEEMU SELANNE 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 16 9:41 0 1 0 0
CLARKE MacARTHUR -2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0-0 25 14:14 0 0 0 1
ANDREW LADD 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 27 15:27 1 1 1 1 GWG
ZDENO CHARA -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 49 27:26 0 0 0 1
MATT STAJAN 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 16 9:41 0 0 0 0
BRENT SEABROOK -2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 46 26:00 1 1 0 0
JOE THORNTON -2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3-2 22 12:42 1 1 0 0
TROY BROUWER 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 33 18:25 2 0 1 1
MATT CARLE 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0-0 38 22:22 0 0 0 0
BRIAN CAMPBELL 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 18 10:03 0 0 0 0
NIKLAS HJALMARSSON 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 38 22:22 0 0 0 0
ERIC BREWER 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 15 8:31 2 0 0 0
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TOTAL 5 34 3 6 2 0 0 19-10 12 5 2 7

Player Stats For Vancouver VAN
PLAYER +/- SOG G A PIM PP SH FO-W AC IT TA HIT SP AS
ALEX GALCHENYUK 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0-0 25 14:11 0 0 0 0
ZACK KASSIAN -2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 27 15:27 0 0 0 0
LOUI ERIKSSON 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0-0 25 14:11 2 0 1 0
TYLER JOHNSON 2 6 1 0 0 0 0 3-1 28 15:40 0 0 0 1
HENRIK SEDIN 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1-1 19 11:10 1 0 1 1
JUSSI JOKINEN 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 16 9:41 0 0 1 1
DAVID KREJCI -2 2 0 0 0 0 0 7-4 30 16:59 0 2 0 1
MATTHEW NIETO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 16 9:41 0 0 0 0
BROOKS LAICH -1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 31 17:34 0 0 1 0
BOONE JENNER -1 3 0 0 2 0 0 1-0 28 16:02 1 0 0 0
TRAVIS ZAJAC -1 4 0 0 0 0 0 7-3 34 19:00 0 0 0 2
KYLE PALMIERI -2 3 0 0 2 0 0 0-0 27 15:27 1 0 0 1
TOM GILBERT -3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0-0 44 25:23 1 0 0 0
PAUL MARTIN 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 46 25:57 1 0 0 0
ANDY GREENE -3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 44 25:23 1 0 0 0
CONNOR MURPHY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 15 8:31 0 0 0 0
MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 46 25:57 3 2 0 0
DENNIS SEIDENBERG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 15 8:31 0 0 0 0
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TOTAL -5 37 2 4 6 0 0 19-9 11 4 4 7

Goalie Stats For Tampa Bay TAM
PLAYER MIN SHOTS GA ENG GR GRS
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY 60 37 2 0 8 8 105 WIN
ROBIN LEHNER 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalie Stats For Vancouver VAN
PLAYER MIN SHOTS GA ENG GR GRS
DARCY KUEMPER 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ROBERTO LUONGO 60 34 3 0 9 6 105 LOSS

POWER PLAY OPP GOALS
Tampa Bay TAM 3 0
Vancouver VAN 1 0

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star – ANZE KOPITAR from Tampa Bay
2nd star – MARC-ANDRE FLEURY from Tampa Bay
3rd star – ALEX GALCHENYUK from Vancouver

Dallas Block 1

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LOS ANGELES- For the 3rd year in a row,the Stars lose their home opener! Kings Star Right-Winger Patrick Kane scored twice inside a minute in the 2nd period(once on the PP) to highlite a 3-1 Win in Texas! Andrei Markov scored the lone Goal for Dallas,while newcomer Alexander Semin had the other Kings Goal! Los Angeles outshot a Datsyuk-less Stars team 42-24! Coach Dale Hunter started ex-King Peter Budaj on a hunch on opening night,but it didn’t pay off! Goalie Cory Schneider wasn’t happy he was shunned in the season opener,but Hunter said ” We’ve got 3 Goalies that want to play,He’ll get his share when I say so” !

ST LOUIS- Carey Price stops 28 shots(7/7 gr’s) in a 4-0 whitewash of the Stars! Rookie Goalie Philipp Grubauer had a good 1st period,stopping 17 of the Blues 42 shots ,but in the 2nd period,St Louis got 2 Goals in the first minute & a half,scores by Rick Nash & Oliver-Ekman Larsson shook up the Rookie! Larsson scored again in the 3rd on the PP& also stole 1st Star honors from his Goalie Price! Colin Wilson scored the other Blues Goal in the 3rd,while Dallas fired blanks! Back to back games where we allowed 42 shots & we’ve scored just once in two games, “I gotta find some offense & defense, We’ll make changes for our next game” screamed Coach Hunter”!

BUFFALO- Pavel Datsyuk & Dennis Wideman, along with disgruntled Goalie Cory Schneider got their 1st starts of the season at home vs the rival Sabres! It was a 2-2 score after 40 minutes, with 4th liner Andrew Shaw having scored both Buffalo Goals ! Sabres Coach Phil Housley was elated at Shaw’s play & of his center Vladimir Sobotka,so he sent them both out on the 3rd line in period three! It would pay off! It was a 2-man wrecking crew in the 3rd,as Youngster Taylor Hall beat Schneider twice & to cap a 5-2 thrashing of the Stars, Andrew Shaw got his 3rd Goal for his 1st GHC HAT TRICK!

MINNESOTA- A “WILD GAME” (pardon the pun) see’s the Stars leading 3-2 entering Period three,but again Cory Schneider wasn’t up to the task ! Veteran Shane Doan tied the game,then the sparse crowd erupted as Pavel Datsyuk scored his 1st of the season to put Stars back on top 4-3 ! It was a short-lived celebration as another veteran Paul Stastny, again tied the game! Then youngster Carl Hagelin buries one by Schneider for a 5-4 lead! In the last minute,with the Goalie pulled,Benoit Pouliot fires a shot……Save by Quick, to send Dallas to their 4th straight loss at home to start the season! Coach Hunter was deeply bothered after the game saying “We finally score some Goals & our Goalie lets us down again with a lousy 3rd period,allowing 3 Goals for the 2nd straight game” !

BOSTON- The Killer B’s almost got 50….Shots,as they buzzed the Dallas net for 23 shots in the 1st period,scoring 4 times to send Peter Budaj to an early shower! Goalie Nick Backstrom came in for his 1st action of the year & seen plenty of rubber as the Zebra’s had it in for the home team,awarding the Bruins 10(ya,ten) Power-Plays for the game! Lucky for us they only scored once,but a 49 shot barrage led to a 6-2 thumping of the falling Stars! Bruins had 6 different Goal Scorer’s to send Dallas to their worst start in history, 5 straight loss’s at home getting outscored 23-9 in this homestand!

Panic at Pepsi Center

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The Avalanche’s woes continue!! For the umpteenth time, OK we’ve only played 5 home games, but it feels like many more when lady luck is just shunning you, the Av’s outshoot the opposition but cannot dent the twine. Alex Stalock played brilliantly and Varlamov was not to be blamed for his effort. The Isles struck for two goals, an early first period marker by Nyquist took the wind out of the Av’s sails early. After a flurry of attempts, David Perron finally notched his first of the year to knot things up. Jonas Brodin’s long shot fooled Varlamov as the Isles moved ahead 2-1. That would be all they needed as Stalock would bat away all 11 shots in the third to seal the deal.

PANIC AT THE PEPSI CENTER??

Going into the season, expectations for this club has been high. Falling a few points out of a playoff spot last season due to a poorly timed slump, the Av’s looked to regroup and stake a claim on a playoff spot this year.

Two top end goalies in Rask and Varlamov were to keep things close. And to date, they have been amazing, compiling a combined .938 save percentage and have allowed a stingy 11 goals in 6 games. The defense has been solid, although they are not offensively gifted. Giordano does have 4 points in 6 games. Our offense is filled with depth with guys that can score. 7 players had 20+ goals (two of which had 30+), and Nuge fell one short with 19 goals. However, the Avalanche have been snake bitten, scoring a mere 8 goals in 6 games. Our scorers are going to have to start scoring if things are going to change.

The Avalanche are looking at Johansen, St Louis and Cammalleri to be the goal scoring leaders on this club but to date they have contributed only 2 goals amongst the three of them. St -Louis has been held scoreless while the other two have one apiece. Only the Smiths, Craig and Reilly, who have two each, have more than one goal. It’s early and the panic button has not been depressed just yet, but the GM’s hand is hovering just over it….If things don’t change quickly and the fortunes of this team start falling into line with the expectations, personnel changes may occur in Colorado soon.

Kevin and Kody Anton
Colorado Avalanche
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Canucks Break Training Camp, Ready For This Year …by Gary Otteson

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The team that made it to the Cup Finals last year is undergoing an amazing amount of changes considering last year’s success. Last year’s success was built on the play of Anderson in goal (1.82 GAA and .942 save %) and the Sedins, who each more than doubled the 3rd leading scorer for the Canucks and were one and two in plus minus for the whole league.
Well, Anderson was under so much pressure to protect leads for the low scoring Canucks he is taking a year off to mentally recuperate at an undisclosed sanitarium for the year. And the Sedins (along with Edler) have contracted a rare disease called Tortarella Fever. The effects last for a year and the twins will this year only be asked to play the 4th line and 1st power play unit, plus rest a few games. Edler will be 4th on the depth chart at left defense. There is a good chance all four will recover.
Meanwhile on defense, a political movement swept through the defensemen. Many became socialists and now refuse to play anything but left defense! Vlasic, Greene, Seidenberg, and Clitsome have all in the past been willing to play RD, but no more. Only Martin and Bieksa were willing to be on the right side, as Salo retired. This has created a crisis on RD, solved by trading Fisher for Gilbert, drafting Murphy and free agent Tanev. Still weak here, but we have the bodies now.
Some players came to camp not ready to compete and will be in the minors this year despite playing roles in the team’s run last year. This includes Ryder, Kulemin, Dorsett, Eakin, and Clitsome. Also, Heatley and Josi continue to refuse to play defense and will be kept in the minors again this year.
On a positive note, four rookies drafted this year will debut this year (Jenner, Nieto, Jarnkrok, Murphy) as will three rookies drafted in earlier years (Johnson, Kassian, Palmieri), along with free agent Tanev and traded for Gilbert. Also, Luongo returns to #2 goalie behind Bishop and Laich is back for a few games after missing last year.
All in all, we are not as strong as last year, but we’re much younger and if a few youngsters develop, we will win more than we lose for a few years, if not this year. So bring it on!