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Blues score early and often in rout of Maple Leafs

Oct 2, 2008 - 3:34 AM ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- Lee Stempniak scored two goals as the St. Louis Blues got off to a fast start and never looked back in a 7-3 preseason victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday.

Stempniak scored his first goal with just under nine minutes left in the first period to give the Blues a 3-0 lead. He added his second tally 1:56 into the middle session to extend the advantage to 6-1.

Stempniak's first tally was a hustle goal, as he caused a turnover that led to a shot on goal by Andy McDonald. Stempniak went hard to the goal and knocked in the rebound.

Yan Stastny got the onslaught started 11 seconds into the game, and by the time the first period was over, five different players had scored to give St. Louis a 5-1 bulge.

Brad Boyes, T.J. Oshie and McDonald added first-period tallies for St. Louis. David Perron added the only power-play goal of the game with 30 seconds remaining in the third.

Stempniak, Boyes and Perron now have five goals this preseason, while McDonald added two assists to raise his points total to 11 in four games.

Mikhail Grabovski, defenseman Anton Stralman and Niklas Hagman scored for Toronto.

It was a rough night for veteran goaltender Curtis Joseph, who faced 12 shots but turned aside only six in 22 minutes. Justin Pogge came on and made 13 saves, allowing only Perron's late tally.

Chris Mason stopped 21 shots for the Blues.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 1 1 1 3
    ST LOUIS 5 1 1 7 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: STL - YAN STASTNY 1 (CAM JANSSEN, ROMAN POLAK) 0:11
    STL - BRAD BOYES 5 (ANDY MCDONALD, LEE STEMPNIAK) 2:20
    STL - LEE STEMPNIAK 4 (ANDY MCDONALD) 11:19
    STL - T.J. OSHIE 1 (KEITH TKACHUK, DAVID BACKES) 11:42
    TOR - MIKHA

    Oct 1 11:18 PM


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    TORONTO 3
    ST LOUIS 7
    3RD PRD: STL - (PP) YAN STASTNY 2 (JAY MCKEE) 18:30

    Maple Leafs 3, Blues 7  3rd - 1:30Oct 1 11:15 PM


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    TORONTO 3
    ST LOUIS 6
    3RD PRD: TOR - NIKLAS HAGMAN 3 (JOHN MITCHELL, ANTON STRALMAN) 11:42

    Maple Leafs 3, Blues 6  3rd - 8:18Oct 1 10:58 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 1 1 2
    ST LOUIS 5 1 6 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: STL - YAN STASTNY 1 (CAM JANSSEN, ROMAN POLAK) 0:11
    STL - BRAD BOYES 5 (ANDY MCDONALD, LEE STEMPNIAK) 2:20
    STL - LEE STEMPNIAK 4 (ANDY MCDONALD) 11:19
    STL - T.J. OSHIE 1 (KEITH TKACHUK, DAVID BACKES) 11:4

    Oct 1 10:12 PM


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    TORONTO 2
    ST LOUIS 6
    2ND PRD: TOR - ANTON STRALMAN 1 (RYAN HOLLWEG, BOYD DEVEREAUX) 19:02

    Maple Leafs 2, Blues 6  2nd - 0:58Oct 1 10:11 PM
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    Maple Leafs 1, Blues 6  2nd - 7:45Oct 1 9:56 PM


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    TORONTO 1
    ST LOUIS 6
    2ND PRD: STL - LEE STEMPNIAK 5 (T.J. OSHIE) 1:56

    Maple Leafs 1, Blues 6  2nd - 18:04Oct 1 9:39 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 1 1
    ST LOUIS 5 5 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: STL - YAN STASTNY 1 (CAM JANSSEN, ROMAN POLAK) 0:11
    STL - BRAD BOYES 5 (ANDY MCDONALD, LEE STEMPNIAK) 2:20
    STL - LEE STEMPNIAK 4 (ANDY MCDONALD) 11:19
    STL - T.J. OSHIE 1 (KEITH TKACHUK, DAVID BACKES) 11:4

    Oct 1 9:18 PM


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    TORONTO 1
    ST LOUIS 5
    1ST PRD: STL - ANDY MCDONALD 3 (BRAD BOYES, STEVE WAGNER) 13:36

    Maple Leafs 1, Blues 5  1st - 6:24Oct 1 9:07 PM


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    TORONTO 1
    ST LOUIS 4
    1ST PRD: TOR - MIKHAIL GRABOVSKI 2 (NIKLAS HAGMAN, JOHN MITCHELL)
    12:30

    Maple Leafs 1, Blues 4  1st - 7:30Oct 1 9:05 PM


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    TORONTO 0
    ST LOUIS 4
    1ST PRD: STL - T.J. OSHIE 1 (KEITH TKACHUK, DAVID BACKES) 11:42

    Maple Leafs 0, Blues 4  1st - 8:18Oct 1 9:04 PM


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    TORONTO 0
    ST LOUIS 3
    1ST PRD: STL - LEE STEMPNIAK 4 (ANDY MCDONALD) 11:19

    Maple Leafs 0, Blues 3  1st - 8:41Oct 1 9:04 PM


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    TORONTO 0
    ST LOUIS 2
    1ST PRD: STL - BRAD BOYES 5 (ANDY MCDONALD, LEE STEMPNIAK) 2:20

    Maple Leafs 0, Blues 2  1st - 17:40Oct 1 8:45 PM


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    TORONTO 0
    ST LOUIS 1
    1ST PRD: STL - YAN STASTNY 1 (CAM JANSSEN, ROMAN POLAK) 0:11

    Maple Leafs 0, Blues 1  1st - 19:49Oct 1 8:41 PM
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