NHL Game Summary - NY Islanders at St. Louis
(Saturday, November 21st)
Final Score: St. Louis 4, NY Islanders 1
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - David Perron scored a pair of insurance goals in the third period, as the St. Louis Blues scored four unanswered goals to defeat the New York Islanders, 4-1, at Scottrade Center.
Eric Brewer and Patrik Berglund also lit the lamp for the Blues, who improved to 3-2-0 on a six-game homestand. Chris Mason stopped 23-of-24 shots for the victors.
"Its good. Especially in this building, we have struggled getting points and finishing games off," said Blues defenseman Barret Jackman.
Josh Bailey scored the lone goal for the Islanders, who dropped to 2-2-2 on a seven-game road trip. Dwayne Roloson turned aside 22-of-26 shots in defeat.
"That's a great hockey team over there. We just weren't able to take advantage of some opportunities that we had early," said Roloson.
The Islanders drew first blood at the 5:10 mark of the first period. Trent Hunter made his way down the left side of the ice and into the St. Louis zone before sliding a cross-ice pass to Bailey, whose wrister found the back of the net.
Brewer beat Roloson with a slap shot from the left point at the 8:02 mark to tie things up at one.
Berglund put the Blues ahead 2-1 when he lit the lamp with 4:37 to play in the second. Berglund skated down the right side of the ice and into the Islanders zone before making a move to get between the two circles for a shot between the pads of Roloson.
Perron scored at the 1:15 and 5:02 marks of the third to give St. Louis a comfortable 4-1 margin.
Mason stopped all 14 shots he faced over the final two frames.
The Islanders notched a 5-2 home win in the lone meeting between these two clubs last year and also recorded a 6-3 win the last time the teams met in St. Louis on December 6, 2005...The Islanders end their road trip when they face the Maple Leafs on Monday. The Blues finish their homestand on Monday when they take on the Bruins.
11/22 01:49:20 ET