NHL Game Summary - Ottawa at St. Louis|
(Friday, November 19th)
Final Score: St. Louis 5, Ottawa 2
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Andy McDonald notched his 150th career goal
as St. Louis snapped a pair of lengthy streaks in its 5-2 decision over
Ottawa at Scottrade Center.
Brad Boyes and Carlo Colaiacovo posted a goal and an assist each for the
Blues, who put the brakes on a five-game losing skid.
David Backes contributed two helpers and Ty Conklin made 18 stops for St.
Louis, which snapped an 0-5-1 skid against Ottawa and picked up their first
win over their Canadian foes since November 27, 2001.
Mike Fisher and Jesse Winchester hit the net for the Senators, who have lost
three in a row and four of their last five.
Brian Elliott was tagged for all five goals on 33 shots in the setback, his
third straight loss.
"It's not the goalie's fault," said Senators center Chris Kelly. "I don't know
if there's been a game that it has been the goalie's fault. It's a team
effort. We didn't do him any favors by playing the way we did in the second
McDonald put St. Louis up 4-1 at 8:41 of the third period on a solo effort. He
collected the puck in the neutral zone on the left side, swooped across center
ice and down the right wing before switching from backhand to forehand in the
low slot and chipping the puck over Elliott's glove.
Patrik Berglund upped the advantage to four goals on a man advantage with just
under six minutes remaining when he used a Colaiacovo dish and ripped a one-
timer home from the right circle.
Winchester answered for the Senators at the 15:41 mark to cap the scoring.
The Senators got on the board at the 9:18 mark of the first when Fisher
cruised down the left wing and sent a backhander over Conklin.
The Blues took a two-goal edge to the second intermission thanks to three
scores in a span of one minute, 26 seconds just after the midway point of
Alex Pietrangelo shot from the right point, where Backes tipped it over to the
left side. Boyes was alone in front to take the pass and score into a half-
open cage for a man-advantage tally at 10:13.
Colaiacovo followed up a broken play and ripped a shot home from the left
circle at 11:04 and 35 seconds later Eric Brewer then took a drop pass from
T.J Hensick at the left point, and his floater knuckled through the air and
settled into the net under the crossbar.
"Got those three goals, and [we] didn't pull back at all," Boyes said. "We
kept going at them, kept forcing them, still worked to get the next one, and
we did, which is important for us."
During their losing streak against the Senators, the Blues dropped two games
and tied once on home ice...Boyes now has gone four straight games with a goal
for the first time since October 10-16, 2008...St. Louis has notched at least
one power-play goal in four straight contests.
11/20 03:57:32 ET