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game recap

Blues 3, Lightning 1

Tuesday, 09.20.2011 / 10:53 PM

Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Evgeny Grachev scored two goals and the St. Louis Blues defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 in the preseason opener for both teams.

Matt D'Agostini also scored for St. Louis, and Brian Elliott made 21 saves in his Blues debut after signing as a free agent on July 1. Jamie Langenbrunner and David Backes each had two assists.

Steve Downie had a power-play goal for the Lightning, and Mathieu Garon and Jaroslav Janus split the game in goal for Tampa Bay.

D'Agostini snapped a shot past Janus with 3:07 remaining in the second, giving the Blues a 2-1 lead.

Grachev put the Blues on top with a power-play goal, knocking in a rebound of a Jamie Langenbrunner shot at 15:16 of the first period. Grachev also had an empty-netter.

scoring summary
1st Period
15:16
STL
PPG - Evgeny Grachev (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jamie Langenbrunner (1), David Backes (1)
1 - 0 STL
2nd Period
09:35
TBL
PPG - Steve Downie (1) Tip-in - ASST: Pavel Kubina (1), Brett Clark (1)
1 - 1 Tie
16:53
STL
Matt D'Agostini (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jonathan Cheechoo (1), Philip McRae (1)
2 - 1 STL
3rd Period
19:28
STL
EN - Evgeny Grachev (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Jamie Langenbrunner (2), David Backes (2)
3 - 1 STL
penalty summary
1st Period
03:02
STL
Roman Polak  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Steve Downie
05:30
STL
Jamie Langenbrunner  Hooking  - 2 min against  Mark Barberio
10:38
STL
Anthony Peluso  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Eric Neilson
10:38
TBL
Eric Neilson  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Anthony Peluso
12:33
TBL
Mark Barberio  Hi stick - double minor  - 4 min against  Matt D'Agostini
15:49
STL
Brett Ponich  Hooking  - 2 min against  Dominic Moore
18:54
TBL
Mike Angelidis  Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min
2nd Period
01:28
STL
Brett Ponich  Hi stick - double minor  - 4 min against  Steve Downie
05:58
STL
Brett Sonne  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Mike Angelidis
09:18
STL
Philip McRae  Holding  - 2 min against  Dana Tyrell
18:12
TBL
Brett Clark  Interference  - 2 min against  Chris Porter
3rd Period
05:12
STL
Roman Polak  Holding  - 2 min against  Dana Tyrell
goalie stats
Jaroslav Janus
SA: 18TOI: 29:54
GA: 1SV%: .944
Mathieu Garon
SA: 9TOI: 29:35
GA: 1SV%: .889
Brian Elliott
SA: 22TOI: 60:00
GA: 1SV%: .955