NHL Game Summary - Vancouver at St. Louis
(Tuesday, February 27th)
Final Score: St. Louis 3, Vancouver 1
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Doug Weight scored two goals as the St. Louis Blues downed the Vancouver Canucks, 3-1, at Scottrade Center.
David Backes added a goal and an assist and Curtis Sanford made 25 saves for the Blues, who have won five of their last six games.
Daniel Sedin had the lone goal and Roberto Luongo made 17 saves for the Canucks, who have dropped their last two games after a six-game winning streak.
St. Louis was one of the busiest teams at the trading deadline.
The Blues acquired forward Brad Boyes from the Boston Bruins for defenseman Dennis Wideman, and dealt forward Bill Guerin to the San Jose Sharks for left wing Ville Nieminen, prospect Jay Barriball and a first-round pick in the 2007 draft.
Also, on Sunday the Blues sent forward Keith Tkachuk to the Atlanta Thrashers in exchange for forward Glen Metropolit and Atlanta's first and third round draft choices in 2007, and a second round draft choice in 2008. In addition, if Atlanta re-signs Tkachuk, the Blues will acquire a first-round draft selection in 2008.
Vancouver didn't make any deals at the deadline, but on Monday Vancouver made a pair of trades, acquiring center Bryan Smolinski from the Chicago Blackhawks for a 2007 second-round pick and defenseman Brent Sopel from the Los Angeles Kings for a second-round pick in 2007 or 2008 and a 2008 fourth-rounder for Sopel.
The game was tied in the third period, but the Blues grabbed a 2-1 lead when Weight was sprung for a breakaway and snapped a wrist shot into the right corner of the net with 10:39 to play.
St. Louis sealed the victory when, skating on a 5-on-3 power play, Weight banked a shot off of Vancouver's Willie Mitchell to make it a 3-1 game with 2:14 to go.
The teams only managed 10 shots on net in the first period, seven by Vancouver, all of which the goaltenders turned aside.
The Blues grabbed a 1-0 lead in the second when Radek Dvorak skated around the net and from the low left side slid the puck across the goalmouth to Backes, who tapped the puck into the net at the 11:55 mark.
Vancouver, though, answered just 65 seconds later when Sedin wrapped the puck into the net from the right side. The play was initially ruled a no-goal as it appeared that Sanford smothered the puck with his left arm before it crossed the goal line, but after a lengthy review officials determined that the puck had fully crossed over.
Before the game, the Blues gave forward Jamal Mayers a three-year contract extension...The Blues play at the Islanders on Thursday...Vancouver hosts Phoenix on Thursday...St. Louis went 1-for-5 on the power play while Vancouver did not score on any of its three chances...The Blues have won five of the last seven games in the series.
02/27 23:04:29 ET