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Filppula's three assists lead Lightning past Blues

Saturday, 09.21.2013 / 12:45 AM
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Filppula's three assists lead Lightning past Blues
Tampa Bay Lightning 4, St. Louis Blues 3
Three Stars of the Game
Valtteri Filppula
1st
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 3Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 21:54
Corey Locke
2nd
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 7:03
Alexander Steen
3rd
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 2
+/-: 2TOI: 16:31

The Lightning made it three wins in three nights thanks to their biggest free-agent signing this summer, Valtteri Filppula, who assisted on three of their four goals at Scottrade Center.

Artem Sergeev, Brett Connolly, Ondrej Palat and Pierre-Cedric Labrie scored for the Lightning. Ben Bishop, who grew up in St. Louis, and Anders Lindback split time in goal for Tampa Bay. Bishop stopped 14 of 15 shots; Lindback made 13 saves on 15 shots.

"That was a big strong team who had a lot of NHL regulars in the lineup and our guys found a way, so we were proud of them," coach Jon Cooper said.

Corey Locke, Alexander Steen and T.J. Oshie scored for the Blues. Jaroslav Halak allowed four goals on 23 shots in his first preseason start.

"He's got to play. He's got to compete. He's got to get back into the rhythm," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said of Halak, who missed much of last season with injuries. "He's going to have to work at it."

scoring summary
1st Period
07:31
TBL
PPG - Artem Sergeev (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Valtteri Filppula (1)
1 - 0 TBL
15:25
STL
Alexander Steen (1) Backhand shot - ASST: David Backes (1)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
14:10
TBL
Brett Connolly (1) Deflected shot - ASST: Valtteri Filppula (2), Alex Killorn (1)
2 - 1 TBL
15:12
STL
(1) Wrist shot - ASST: Tyler Shattock (1)
2 - 2 Tie
15:59
TBL
Ondrej Palat (1) Deflected shot - ASST: Tyler Johnson (1), Richard Panik (1)
3 - 2 TBL
3rd Period
05:39
TBL
Pierre-Cedric Labrie (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Valtteri Filppula (3), Eric Brewer (1)
4 - 2 TBL
07:28
STL
T.J. Oshie (1) Tip-in - ASST: Jay Bouwmeester (1)
4 - 3 TBL
penalty summary
1st Period
00:11
STL
David Backes  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Nate Thompson
00:11
STL
David Backes  Roughing  - 2 min against  Nate Thompson
00:11
STL
Barret Jackman  Roughing  - 2 min against  Dana Tyrell
00:11
TBL
Dana Tyrell  Roughing  - 2 min against  Barret Jackman
00:11
TBL
Nate Thompson  Roughing  - 2 min against  David Backes
07:29
STL
Maxim Lapierre  Roughing  - 2 min against  Valtteri Filppula
19:53
STL
Alexander Steen  Boarding  - 2 min against  Mark Barberio
2nd Period
07:30
TBL
B.J. Crombeen  Slashing  - 2 min against  Vladimir Tarasenko
10:58
TBL
Brett Connolly  Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
3rd Period
03:14
STL
David Backes served by Adam Cracknell  Tripping  - 2 min against  Mike Angelidis
03:14
STL
David Backes  Roughing  - 2 min against  B.J. Crombeen
03:14
TBL
B.J. Crombeen  Roughing  - 2 min against  David Backes
goalie stats
Ben Bishop
SA: 15TOI: 30:51
GA: 1SV%: .933
Anders Lindback
SA: 15TOI: 29:09
GA: 2SV%: .867
Jaroslav Halak
SA: 23TOI: 58:40
GA: 4SV%: .826