Flames-Blues Game Blog: 1-0 FINAL
THIRD PERIOD RECAP: 1-0 FLAMES
After being deadlocked for 45 minutes, David Moss managed to beat Bishop to open the scoring. The winger took a pass from Alex Tanguay in the slot and despite tripping over a falling Carlo Colaiacovo, he managed to get a shot off that blew past the netminder at 5:39.
The Blues nearly tied it up with three minutes left on the clock when Backes appeared to score. However, the Blues forward knocked the puck past Kiprusoff with a high stick, negating a goal. The Blues kept pressing to the last minute but Kiprusoff stood tall and preserved the victory for his team, notching his 5th shutout of the year.
SECOND PERIOD RECAP: 0-0
It was another scoreless 20 minutes of hockey between the Flames and Blues. Shots on goal were hard to come by, with the Blues only sending three at Miikka Kiprusoff and the Flames landing eight thanks to some opportunistic power plays.
The Flames easily killed off Jay Bouwmeester's late first period minor, holding off the Blues excellent power play which has netted a goal with the man advantage in their last eight straight games.
Sobotka did not return in the second period for St. Louis thanks to a lower body injury he sustained in the first period.
FIRST PERIOD RECAP: 0-0
It was a feisty affair right from puck drop with both teams aiming to be as physical as possible. Several players were casualties of rough play. In one sequence, veteran blueliner Steve Staios attempted to plaster David Backes into the glass but the force actually sent the forward over Staios' back and head first to the ice.
Vladimir Sobotka and Barret Jackman both left the Blues bench in the period, with neither returning, after blocking slap shots.
At 6:03, B.J. Crombeen smacked Mark Giordano in the face and gave the blueliner another gash. He was given a double minor for the infraction but despite the lengthy power play, the Flames managed just one shot on net.
Jay Bouwmeester took a late hooking call so they'll start the second period down a man for two minutes.