Blues 2 – Flames 1 (S/O)

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Patrik Berglund scored his fifth of the season in the Blues shootout win

A night of first’s for the Blues. First time this season they’ve won three consecutive games…first time in 27 attempts that the Blues return home with a win following the “Western Canada” trip. 6 points out of a possible 6 and the Blues are now 11th in the Western Conference, having played one game less than the teams around them.

It was a tight game – two very evenly matched teams with both goaltenders making excellent saves. The deadlock was broken in the second period when a shot from Mike Weaver rebounded off the back boards and was slotted into the net by Patrik Berglund. The Flames tied the game in the third when a shot from Mark Giordano deflected in off Mike Weaver’s skate.

Andy McDonald saw his shootout attempt saved by Kiprusoff but Brad Boyes and TJ Oshie made no mistake and the Blues picked up the extra point. The Blues deserved it – they worked hard and blocked 22 shots. Eric Brewer returned to the lineup and blocked 5 shots. The hard work is paying off – but more importantly, the whole team is working – and playing as a team. If they can just reproduce this form at home…

Anyhow – your game reports:

Next up, the Blues continue on the road against the Wild on Saturday 26 December 2009.


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