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Blues 4, Flames 3

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:48 AM

Associated Press

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Blues 4, Flames 3
Calgary Flames 3, St. Louis Blues 4

ST. LOUIS (AP) -The St. Louis Blues honored Brett Hull for a second time and this time they made it a feel-good night all the way around.

T.J. Oshie scored the go-ahead goal with 4:58 to play and the Calgary Flames were limited to only four shots in the third period of St. Louis' 4-3 victory on Tuesday night. The Blues are only 6-10-2 at home, and beat the NHL's top road team after Hull was honored for his recent induction to the Hockey Hall of Fame in a pregame ceremony.

"I think the festivities definitely helped us," said Brad Boyes, who assisted on the first three goals. "But at the same time it was a big game. We've got to get this home record back to the way we need it, and tonight was the first step."

The first time the Blues honored Hull, there was a sour finish - a 5-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings in December 2006 that was the final game before coach Mike Kitchen was fired. Players also were motivated after blowing a 3-0 lead in a 5-3 loss to the Oilers at home on Friday.

"I think we learned from our mistakes," Oshie said. "We talked about putting a 60-minute game together. We had our heads on straight."

Rene Bourque had a goal and assist for the Flames, who have lost three straight one-goal decisions. Calgary is 11-5-3 on the road with an NHL-leading 25 points.

"I think we've just got to get back to our game," forward Dustin Boyd said. "The last three games we've shown flashes, but not enough."

All of the Flames' regulation road losses have been by one goal.

"For 40 minutes it was a good game," Calgary coach Brent Sutter said. "We took our foot off the pedal in the third and made some mental mistakes."

Andy McDonald and Alex Steen snapped goal droughts of 14 and 12 games for the Blues.

Oshie scored on a rush, beating backup goalie Curtis McElhinney from the slot off a feed from Paul Kariya. It was his second winning goal of the season and this month, after scoring in a shootout at San Jose on Dec. 4.

"That was a great pass, good shot, good execution," Blues coach Andy Murray said. "We just needed to beat somebody at home."

Daymond Langkow's power-play goal early in the second ended a string of 10 consecutive penalty kills by St. Louis. Calgary took its first lead when Boyd scored from the slot midway through the period. The Blues tied it at 3 on Steen's power-play goal at 17:23, with the puck apparently deflecting off Langkow's stick in front.

David Backes' third goal in two games opened the scoring, and McDonald sped around Robyn Regehr and scored with just over a minute to go in the first period to give the Blues their second lead.

Bourque scored his 10th goal and third in four games midway through the period after Dion Phaneuf's backhand feed across the crease.

NOTES: Flames D Jay Bouwmeester played in his 375th consecutive game, the NHL's longest current streak. ... Blues F Cam Janssen, who attempted to set the tone with an early fight against Brandon Prust, had been a healthy scratch the previous five games. ... Flames captain Jarome Iginla entered the night tied for 10th in the NHL with 17 goals, but has been held to four assists in seven games. ... Attendance of 19,150 was the Blues' 12th sellout.

scoring summary
1st Period
03:56
STL
David Backes (7) ASST: Andy McDonald (10), Brad Boyes (10)
1 - 0 STL
09:16
CGY
Rene Bourque (10) ASST: Dion Phaneuf (9), Mark Giordano (10)
1 - 1 Tie
18:51
STL
Andy McDonald (7) ASST: Brad Boyes (11), Mike Weaver (2)
2 - 1 STL
2nd Period
02:13
CGY
PPG - Daymond Langkow (10) ASST: Rene Bourque (17), Jarome Iginla (16)
2 - 2 Tie
10:25
CGY
Dustin Boyd (5) ASST: Aaron Johnson (2), Robyn Regehr (11)
3 - 2 CGY
17:23
STL
PPG - Alexander Steen (2) ASST: Carlo Colaiacovo (9), Brad Boyes (12)
3 - 3 Tie
3rd Period
15:02
STL
T.J. Oshie (6) ASST: Paul Kariya (7), David Backes (8)
4 - 3 STL
penalty summary
1st Period
02:16
STL
Cam Janssen  Fighting (maj) against  Brandon Prust
02:16
CGY
Brandon Prust  Fighting (maj) against  Cam Janssen
06:04
CGY
Dustin Boyd  Hooking against  T.J. Oshie
10:07
CGY
Robyn Regehr  Hooking against  David Backes
2nd Period
01:07
STL
Erik Johnson  Hi-sticking against  Dion Phaneuf
05:04
STL
David Perron  Holding against  Mark Giordano
14:46
CGY
Olli Jokinen  Tripping against  Andy McDonald
16:30
CGY
Dustin Boyd  Hooking against  David Perron
19:32
STL
B.J. Crombeen  Holding against  Dion Phaneuf
3rd Period
05:00
CGY
Jay Bouwmeester  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
18:52
STL
Erik Johnson  Hooking against  Daymond Langkow
goalie stats
Curtis McElhinney
SA: 34TOI: 58:50
Saves: 30EV: 20 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 8 - 9
SV%: .882SH: 2 - 2
Chris Mason
Chris Mason
9-9-4
SA: 23TOI: 59:28
Saves: 20EV: 15 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 6
SV%: .870SH: 0 - 0