Opening night in St.Louis … Dallas in town for retro night

(AP) St.Louis. The place was packed to the rafters as the Blues arch rival the Dallas Stars come to town on retro jersey night in St.Louis. The Blues knew this would be a test as in their eyes, the Stars are the favorite to take it all this year. The top line of Backstrom-Arvidsson-Marchand has to be the best line in the Howe League and maybe one of the top all time lines there ever has been. All three are five defense players and all three can shoot.

But the story of this game turned out to be Dallas goalkeeper Sergei Bobrovsky. Blues fire nine goalie ratings at him and he stopped 7 of them along with a goal 1-10 and a goal 1-14. Rick Nash scored his third of the year , in just his second game, when he took a pass from Nick Foligno. But the big line for Dallas evened things up wthen Viktor Arvidsson scored with just nine seconds left in the first period. The Blues scored early in the second period to regain the lead when Mikael Granlund took a pass from youngster Mathew Tkachuk and went upstairs on the Dallas netminder. But less than five minutes later Josh Bailey scored to even things back up.

Things were going the Blues way in the third period as they were outshooting the visitors when Justin Faulk scored with just 5:15 left in the game. Eric Staal fed Faulk who beat Bobrovsky stick side . The Blues went into defensive mode from that point on and held on for the big 3-2 win over a very, very good hockey club.

GAME STORY
On their home ice the Blues won by one goal over Dallas by a final tally
of 3 to 2. Dallas was unable to get their power play going and finished
0 for 5 with the extra man. JUSTIN FAULK netted the last goal, the game
winner, at 14:45 of the 3rd period. Others registering goals were VIKTOR
ARVIDSSON and JOSH BAILEY for Dallas and MIKAEL GRANLUND and RICK NASH
for St. Louis.


                         Dallas DAL at St. Louis Blues                          
DATE : 10/22/2018

GOALS                          1  2  3 OT  F
Dallas DAL                     1  1  0  0  2 
St. Louis Blues                1  1  1  0  3 

SHOTS                          1  2  3 OT  F
Dallas DAL                     14 14 9  0  37
St. Louis Blues                10 11 14 0  35

S C O R I N G  S U M M A R Y
1. STL. RICK NASH(1)( NICK FOLIGNO, ALEX PIETRANGELO ): 1st 8:55
2. DAL. VIKTOR ARVIDSSON(1)( BRAD MARCHAND, COLTON PARAYKO ): 1st 19:51
3. STL. MIKAEL GRANLUND(1)( MATTHEW TKACHUK, KYLE TURRIS ): 2nd 2:46
4. DAL. JOSH BAILEY(1)( ERIK KARLSSON, JAY BEAGLE ): 2nd 7:53
5. STL. JUSTIN FAULK(1)( CHARLIE COYLE, ERIC STAAL ): 3rd 14:45

 P E N A L T I E S  S U M M A R Y
1. STL. ERIC STAAL - 2 Minutes: 1st 5:37
2. STL. JAKE GARDINER - 2 Minutes: 1st 10:08
3. STL. MATTHEW TKACHUK - 2 Minutes: 2nd 3:21
4. DAL. COLTON PARAYKO - 2 Minutes: 2nd 19:54
5. STL. JAKE GARDINER - 2 Minutes: 3rd 9:38
6. STL. MIKAEL GRANLUND - 2 Minutes: 3rd 19:20

 I N J U R I E S
NONE

Player Stats For Dallas DAL
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
VIKTOR ARVIDSSON                1   3  1  0   0  0  0   0-0 37 20:51  0   0  0  1 
BRAD MARCHAND                   1   3  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 38 21:28  0   1  0  1 
CAM ATKINSON                   -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 33 19:21  1   0  1  1 
MIKE HOFFMAN                   -1   3  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 31 18:25  0   0  1  1 
JORDAN STAAL                   -1   2  0  0   0  0  0   2-2 24 13:21  0   0  0  0 
JOSH BAILEY                     0   2  1  0   0  0  0   0-0 20 11:17  0   0  1  0 
J.T. MILLER                    -1   2  0  0   0  0  0   2-2 26 15:00  0   0  0  0 
NICKLAS BACKSTROM               1   3  0  0   0  0  0   8-4 32 17:26  1   0  0  1 
JAKOB SILFVERBERG              -1   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 22 12:25  1   0  1  0 
BRAYDEN POINT                  -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   3-2 35 21:20  0   0  0  1 
TIMO MEIER                      0   5  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 16  8:42  2   0  3  1 
ERIK KARLSSON                   0   3  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 46 25:29  3   1  0  0 
JAKE MUZZIN                     0   4  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 44 23:30  2   1  0  1 
JOEL EDMUNDSON                 -2   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 32 18:45  1   0  0  0 
JAY BEAGLE                      0   0  0  1   0  0  0   4-3 18 10:41  0   0  0  0 
T.J. BRODIE                    -2   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 32 18:45  1   0  0  0 
COLTON PARAYKO                  1   1  0  1   2  0  0   0-0 18  9:39  1   0  0  0 
BROOKS ORPIK                    1   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 20 11:38  1   0  0  0 
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TOTAL                          -5  37  2  4   2  0  0 19-13          14   3  7  8

Player Stats For St. Louis Blues
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
FILIP FORSBERG                 -1   5  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 39 22:50  2   0  0  0 
MIKAEL GRANLUND                 1   6  1  0   2  0  0   0-0 26 15:20  1   1  0  0 
ERIC STAAL                      1   1  0  1   2  0  0   2-0 22 12:25  0   0  0  1 
EVGENY KUZNETSOV               -1   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 28 14:51  1   0  0  1 
KYLE CONNOR                     1   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 22 12:25  0   0  0  2 
MARK SCHEIFELE                 -1   3  0  0   0  0  0   9-3 37 20:51  1   0  0  1 
RICK NASH                       0   4  1  0   0  0  0   0-0 16  8:42  0   1  1  1 
KYLE TURRIS                     1   1  0  1   0  0  0   5-2 30 17:55  0   0  0  0 
MATTHEW TKACHUK                 1   2  0  1   2  0  0   0-0 24 13:21  1   1  0  2 
NICK FOLIGNO                    0   1  0  1   0  0  0   2-0 16  8:42  0   0  0  0 
CHARLIE COYLE                   1   0  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 22 12:25  0   0  0  0 
MILAN LUCIC                     0   0  0  0   0  0  0   1-1 20 11:17  0   0  0  0 
ALEX PIETRANGELO                0   1  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 44 23:30  0   0  0  1 
OLIVER EKMAN-LARSSON            0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 51 28:54  0   1  0  2 
BRENT BURNS                    -1   4  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 20 11:38  1   0  0  2 
JUSTIN FAULK                    2   1  1  0   0  0  0   0-0 41 24:45  0   1  0  0 
JAKE GARDINER                   2   0  0  0   4  0  0   0-0 32 18:45  1   0  0  0 
NIKITA ZADOROV                 -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 22 12:14  1   0  0  0 
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TOTAL                           5  35  3  6  10  0  0  19-6           9   5  1 13

Goalie Stats For Dallas DAL
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
SERGEI BOBROVSKY                 59     35  3    0  9  7   104 
JAMES REIMER                     0      0   0    0  0  0   0   

Goalie Stats For St. Louis Blues
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK                60     37  2    0  5  4   105 
ANDREI VASILEVSKIY               0      0   0    0  0  0   0   

POWER PLAY                    OPP   GOALS
Dallas DAL                    5         0
St. Louis Blues               1         0

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star - MIKAEL GRANLUND from St. Louis
2nd star - CONNOR HELLEBUYCK from St. Louis
3rd star - JUSTIN FAULK from St. Louis


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