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NHL Game Summary - Pittsburgh at St. Louis



(Saturday, November 1st)

Final Score: Pittsburgh 6, St. Louis 3

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Miroslav Satan registered a goal and two assists as Pittsburgh doubled up St. Louis, 6-3, at the Scottrade Center.

Tyler Kennedy recorded the game-winner for the Penguins, who stemmed a three- game slide. Alex Goligoski, Evgeni Malkin and Maxime Talbot tallied once each.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 19 shots for the win.

Barret Jackman, T.J. Oshie and Patrik Berglund scored for the Blues, who have lost four of five.

"There's one answer for that, to work hard for three periods," said Blues head coach Andy Murray about how the club can snap out of its funk. "I don't know where we're at as a team."

Chris Mason took the loss after allowing five goals on 27 shots.

Berglund managed to stash home a rebound with 4:13 left in regulation to bring the Blues within a goal. However, Talbot drilled a wrister from the right circle 40 seconds after for a two-goal lead.

Jordan Staal added the clincher -- his first of the season -- into the empty net in the final 20 seconds to seal the game at 6-3.

"This league is so competitive and it's tough to win on the road," said Pens head coach Michel Therrien. "To finish the road trip with a huge win is going to be good for our confidence. I think our confidence has been hurting lately. You need those types of wins."

St. Louis got on the board prior to the midway point of the first period. Jackman took a left-point shot which changed direction off a Pens' defenseman's stick and sailed by Fleury.

Satan's sixth of the season at 17:47 knotted the game but Oshie's second of the year 17 seconds later gave the Blues another one-goal edge.

Goligoski's snapper beat Mason with 6:03 gone in the second period for a 2-2 deadlock. Seconds later, a potential go-ahead goal for St. Louis was waved off as Berglund's tap-in from the crease was ruled invalid after the puck was first touched by Keith Tkachuk with a high stick.

Malkin picked up his fourth of the season, on a power-play, for a 3-2 Pittsburgh lead with 7:38 left in the second when his slapshot from the bottom of the right circle beat Mason to the far side.

It was 4-2 for the visitors 37 seconds later when Kennedy's poke from the side of the net managed to slip the disc by Mason and over the goal line.

Game Notes

Berglund's tally was the Blues franchise's 10,000th score...Penguins forward Ruslan Fedotenko did not play due to an undisclosed injury suffered at the morning skate. Also, forward Pascal Dupuis was placed on injured reserve, retroactive to October 28...The club recalled forward Janne Pesonen from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) to take the roster spot...For St. Louis, it was the first home loss to Pittsburgh since December 12, 1998, a 4-3 setback.

11/02 00:31:36 ET


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