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Kariya, Johnson return for Blues

Sep 16, 2009 - 2:40 AM ST. LOUIS(AP) -- Paul Kariya scored in his first game action in almost a year to help the St. Louis Blues to a 3-1 victory Tuesday night over the Minnesota Wild in the preseason opener for both teams.

Erik Johnson also returned for St. Louis, which got goals from Kariya and Chris Porter 29 seconds apart in the first period.

Derek Armstrong had a goal and an assist. Benoit Pouliot scored with under a minute to play for the Wild.

Kariya, who missed all but 11 games a season ago after having surgery on both hips, played for the first time since Nov. 5, 2008. Johnson, the No. 1 pick of 2006, also saw his first action for the Blues since missing all of last season with a knee injury.

Unlike the Blues, Minnesota brought mostly minor league players.

Kariya got the Blues on the board 4:25 into the opening period, beating Wild goalie Anton Khudobin using defenseman Jamie Fraser as a screen. Porter scored 29 seconds later off an assist from Armstrong, who is in camp with the Blues on a pro tryout.

Chris Mason stopped all 10 shots he faced for the Blues before being replaced by St. Louis native Ben Bishop midway through the second period.






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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MINNESOTA 0 0 1 1
    ST LOUIS 2 0 1 3 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: STL - PAUL KARIYA 1 (BRAD BOYES, BRENDAN BELL) 4:26
    STL - CHRIS PORTER 1 (DEREK ARMSTRONG, AARON PALUSHAJ) 4:55
    2ND PRD: NONE
    3RD PRD: STL - DEREK ARMSTRONG 1 (BRENDAN BELL, MIKE WEAVER) 2:31
    MIN - (PP) BENOIT POULIOT 1

    Sep 15 10:48 PM


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    MINNESOTA 1
    ST LOUIS 3 FINAL

    Sep 15 10:30 PM


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    Minnesota
    0 0 1 --1
    St Louis 2 0 1 --3
    -------------------------------------------

    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, St Louis, Paul Kariya 1 (Brendan Bell,
    Brad Boyes), 04:26. 2, St Louis, Chris Porter 1 (Derek Armstrong,
    Aaron Palushaj), 04:55. Penalties: K Brodziak, Min (hooking), 5:59; P
    Kalus, Min (high-sticking), 8:37; C

    Sep 15 10:30 PM


  • -------------------------------------------
    Minnesota
    0 0 1 --1
    St Louis 2 0 1 --3
    -------------------------------------------

    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, St Louis, Paul Kariya 1 (Brendan Bell,
    Brad Boyes), 04:26. 2, St Louis, Chris Porter 1 (Derek Armstrong,
    Aaron Palushaj), 04:55. Penalties: K Brodziak, Min (hooking), 5:59; P
    Kalus, Min (high-sticking), 8:37; C

    Sep 15 10:29 PM


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    MINNESOTA 1
    ST LOUIS 3 01:57 LEFT, 3RD PRD

    Wild 1, Blues 3  3rd - 1:57Sep 15 10:28 PM


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    MINNESOTA 0
    ST LOUIS 3 17:29 LEFT, 3RD PRD

    Wild 0, Blues 3  3rd - 17:29Sep 15 10:14 PM


  • --------------------------------------
    Minnesota
    0 0 --0
    St Louis 2 0 --2
    --------------------------------------

    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, St Louis, Paul Kariya 1 (Brendan Bell,
    Brad Boyes), 04:26. 2, St Louis, Chris Porter 1 (Derek Armstrong,
    Aaron Palushaj), 04:55. Penalties: K Brodziak, Min (hooking), 5:59; P
    Kalus, Min (high-sticking), 8:37; C Janssen, Stl (hookin

    Sep 15 9:35 PM


  • ---------------------------------
    Minnesota
    0 --0
    St Louis 2 --2
    ---------------------------------

    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, St Louis, Paul Kariya 1 (Brendan Bell,
    Brad Boyes), 04:26. 2, St Louis, Chris Porter 1 (Derek Armstrong,
    Aaron Palushaj), 04:55. Penalties: K Brodziak, Min (hooking), 5:59; P
    Kalus, Min (high-sticking), 8:37; C Janssen, Stl (hooking), 10:56; M
    Kassian

    Sep 15 8:44 PM


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    MINNESOTA 0
    ST LOUIS 2 15:05 LEFT, 1ST PRD

    Wild 0, Blues 2  1st - 15:05Sep 15 8:18 PM


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    MINNESOTA 0
    ST LOUIS 1 16:34 LEFT, 1ST PRD

    Wild 0, Blues 1  1st - 16:34Sep 15 8:18 PM