FINAL
NYI
7
TOR
4
FINAL
NYR
1
PHI
2
FINAL
MTL
4
WSH
1
FINAL
BUF
3
CAR
6
FINAL
OTT
3
FLA
1
FINAL
NSH
0
STL
3
FINAL OT
CHI
3
DAL
2
FINAL
CBJ
0
COL
4
FINAL OT
LAK
1
EDM
2
FINAL
PHX
3
SJS
5

Berglund's penalty shot helps Blues in shutout win

Louie Korac  - NHL.com Correspondent | Friday, 01.25.2013 / 12:04 AM

ST. LOUIS -- Patrik Berglund and Jan. 24 seem to go hand-in-hand.

One year ago on this date, Berglund scored his first career penalty shot goal. He added his second on Thursday night.

Berglund had a goal and an assist, helping the St. Louis Blues to a 3-0 victory against the Nashville Predators in a rematch of Central Division foes, who played in Nashville on Monday.

Scottrade Center has become a place where visiting teams dread coming to.

The Blues (3-1-0) have been the best on their home ice since the beginning of last season. They added the Predators (1-1-2) to that list, improving to 32-6-5 over that span. St. Louis is 8-2-3 in the last 13 meetings which include four wins in a row.

The Blues, who also got goals from T.J. Oshie and rookie Vladimir Tarasenko, have thrown a blanket over the Predators on home ice, blanking them for the second game in a row dating back to last season. Nashville hasn't scored in 182:44 at Scottrade Center since Dec. 30, 2011.

Jaroslav Halak had to stop only 13 shots as picked up his 24th career shutout and 15th as a Blue, moving within one of tying Glenn Hall for the franchise record.

The game also marked the return of defenseman Wade Redden to the NHL after nearly a three-year absence. The Blues signed Redden after he was waived by the New York Rangers last week. Redden had spent the past two seasons with the Rangers' AHL farm team.

Oshie scored his second power-play goal in as many games and the Blues' seventh in 11 tries when slid the puck past Pekka Rinne's outstretched left pad. Berglund's gritty work in front popped the puck to his teammate at the side of the goal at 12:59 of the opening period to give the Blues a 1-0 lead.

The Predators, in the second game of a seven-game trip, mustered only three shots on goal in the period; they went 16:10 between the first and second shots.

Berglund gave the Blues a 2-0 lead when he beat Rinne 9:26 into the second after being awarded a penalty shot when he was tripped by Mike Fisher as he broke down the right side and made a sharp cut to the net. Berglund beat Rinne, who came out to cut off the angle, with a quick snap shot.

Berglund also scored on a penalty shot one year ago against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 3-2 shootout loss. He is now 2 for 3 in his career.

Tarasenko added his fourth goal in four games when he beat Rinne coming in off a weak-side line change after taking Alex Steen's pass from the half-wall 9:04 into the third period. The rookie has six points to begin his NHL career.

In two home games this season, which also includes the season-opener against Detroit, the Blues have allowed no goals and only 27 shots.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
12:59STL PPG - T.J. Oshie (3) ASST: Patrik Berglund (1), David Backes (2) 1 - 0 STL
2nd Period
09:26STL PS - Patrik Berglund (2) ASST: NONE 2 - 0 STL
3rd Period
09:04STL Vladimir Tarasenko (4) ASST: Alexander Steen (4), Vladimir Sobotka (1) 3 - 0 STL
Three Stars of the Game
Patrik Berglund
1st
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 14:12
Vladimir Tarasenko
2nd
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 14:53
Jaroslav Halak
3rd
SA: 13TOI: 60:00
GA: 0EV: 8-8
PIM: 0PP: 4-4
SV%: 1.000SH: 1-1
Penalty Summary
1st Period
04:22NSH Matt Halischuk  Hooking against  Vladimir Sobotka
07:44STL Vladimir Tarasenko  Tripping against  Shea Weber
12:10NSH Mike Fisher  Hooking against  Jaden Schwartz
2nd Period
06:11NSH Rich Clune  Fighting (maj) against  Ryan Reaves
06:11STL Ryan Reaves  Fighting (maj) against  Rich Clune
16:20NSH Craig Smith  Hooking against  Vladimir Sobotka
19:23STL Patrik Berglund  Tripping against  Ryan Ellis
3rd Period
02:22STL David Perron  Holding against  Scott Hannan
13:45STL Wade Redden  Interference against  Patric Hornqvist
17:42NSH Rich Clune  Roughing against  Vladimir Tarasenko
shots by period
PeriodNSHSTL
1st39
2nd411
3rd64
Total1324
Team Stats
CategoryNSHSTL
Power Plays0/41/4
Hits1922
Faceoff Wins2727
Giveaways44
Takeaways34
Blocked Shots1313
Penalty Minutes1313
  • NASHVILLE
  • ST LOUIS
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4R. EllisD00-10017:38
6S. WeberD0001024:51
8K. KleinD0000017:22
10M. EratR00-12018:36
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13N. SpalingC0000015:53
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33C. WilsonC0002015:19
57G. BourqueL00-10014:43
59R. JosiD0001023:10
74S. KostitsynL0000015:36
75H. GillD0000013:53
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
35P. Rinne2124.87559:43
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
4K. RussellD0010014:05
5B. JackmanD0000018:20
6W. ReddenD0000217:23
9J. SchwartzL0001011:18
10A. McDonaldL0002018:13
12S. NicholC0000013:08
17V. SobotkaL0110012:55
20A. SteenL0112018:35
21P. BerglundC1113214:12
22K. ShattenkirkD0003022:19
25C. StewartR0001015:13
27A. PietrangeloD0003025:03
42D. BackesC0100016:53
46R. PolakD0010018:12
57D. PerronL0002216:24
74T. OshieR1003018:15
75R. ReavesR000056:39
91V. TarasenkoR1014214:53
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
41J. Halak13131.00060:00