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Blues look for seventh win in 10 games vs. Blue Jackets

Jan 9, 2007 - 3:29 PM
St Louis (13-21-7) at Columbus (16-22-4) 7:00 pm EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Ticker) -- Thanks to the stellar play of goaltender Manny Legace, the St. Louis Blues are making their disappointing start a distant memory.

Legace is expected to be back in net Tuesday for the Blues, who shoot for their seventh win in 10 games when they visit the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The 33-year-old Legace underwent some culture shock with St. Louis earlier this season, dropping 13 of his first 18 decisions. He recorded a career-high 37 victories with the Detroit Red Wings in 2005-2006.

However, Legace is 5-2-1 with a 1.73 goals-against average in his last eight outings, helping the Blues tie an NHL record with 12 consecutive scoreless opening periods.

St. Louis failed to break the mark by yielding a goal in the opening session of Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators. Lee Stempniak scored his 13th tally and Martin Rucinsky added his ninth for the Blues.

After rallying for four goals in the final 10 minutes to defeat the Anaheim Ducks on Friday, Columbus ended its three-game road trip with Saturday's 5-2 defeat to the San Jose Sharks.

Nikolai Zherdev scored his seventh goal of the season and Gilbert Brule added his fourth for the Blue Jackets in a game that featured seven power-play tallies.

Columbus has won two of its three matchups against St. Louis this season, including a 5-1 victory on December 9.








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    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 1 0 2 0 (3) 4
    COLUMBUS 1 1 1 0 (2) 3 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COB - DAN FRITSCHE 8 (DAVID VYBORNY, NIKOLAI ZHERDEV) 9:20
    STL - (PP) BILL GUERIN 18 (LEE STEMPNIAK, MARTIN RUCINSKY)
    15:14
    2ND PRD: COB - AARON JOHNSON 2 (ANSON CARTER,

    Jan 9 9:40 PM


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    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 1 0 2 0 (3) 4
    COLUMBUS 1 1 1 0 (2) 3 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COB - DAN FRITSCHE 8 (DAVID VYBORNY, NIKOLAI ZHERDEV) 9:20
    STL - (PP) BILL GUERIN 18 (LEE STEMPNIAK, MARTIN RUCINSKY)
    15:14
    2ND PRD: COB - AARON JOHNSON 2 (ANSON CARTER,

    Blues vs. Blue JacketsJan 9 9:40 PM


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    END OF OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 1 0 2 0 3
    COLUMBUS 1 1 1 0 3 END OF OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COB - DAN FRITSCHE 8 (DAVID VYBORNY, NIKOLAI ZHERDEV) 9:20
    STL - (PP) BILL GUERIN 18 (LEE STEMPNIAK, MARTIN RUCINSKY)
    15:14
    2ND PRD: COB - AARON JOHNSON 2 (ANSON CARTER, JASON C

    Jan 9 9:35 PM
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    Blues vs. Blue JacketsJan 9 9:35 PM


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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 1 0 2 3
    COLUMBUS 1 1 1 3 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COB - DAN FRITSCHE 8 (DAVID VYBORNY, NIKOLAI ZHERDEV) 9:20
    STL - (PP) BILL GUERIN 18 (LEE STEMPNIAK, MARTIN RUCINSKY)
    15:14
    2ND PRD: COB - AARON JOHNSON 2 (ANSON CARTER, JASON CHIMERA) 13:29
    3RD PRD: S

    Jan 9 9:25 PM
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    Blues vs. Blue JacketsJan 9 9:25 PM


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    ST LOUIS 3
    COLUMBUS 3
    3RD PRD: STL - MARTIN RUCINSKY 10 (PETR CAJANEK) 12:31

    Blues vs. Blue JacketsJan 9 9:13 PM


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    ST LOUIS 2
    COLUMBUS 3
    3RD PRD: COB - (PP) MANNY MALHOTRA 6 (ANSON CARTER, RON HAINSEY) 3:40

    Blues vs. Blue JacketsJan 9 8:55 PM


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    ST LOUIS 2
    COLUMBUS 2
    3RD PRD: STL - KEITH TKACHUK 12 (RADEK DVORAK, LEE STEMPNIAK) 1:07

    Blues vs. Blue JacketsJan 9 8:53 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 1 0 1
    COLUMBUS 1 1 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COB - DAN FRITSCHE 8 (DAVID VYBORNY, NIKOLAI ZHERDEV) 9:20
    STL - (PP) BILL GUERIN 18 (LEE STEMPNIAK, MARTIN RUCINSKY)
    15:14
    2ND PRD: COB - AARON JOHNSON 2 (ANSON CARTER, JASON CHIMERA) 13:29
    SHOTS ON GOA

    Jan 9 8:32 PM


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    ST LOUIS 1
    COLUMBUS 2
    2ND PRD: COB - AARON JOHNSON 2 (ANSON CARTER, JASON CHIMERA) 13:29

    Blues vs. Blue JacketsJan 9 8:22 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 1 1
    COLUMBUS 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COB - DAN FRITSCHE 8 (DAVID VYBORNY, NIKOLAI ZHERDEV) 9:20
    STL - (PP) BILL GUERIN 18 (LEE STEMPNIAK, MARTIN RUCINSKY)
    15:14
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    STL 7

    Jan 9 7:42 PM


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    ST LOUIS 1
    COLUMBUS 1
    1ST PRD: STL - (PP) BILL GUERIN 18 (LEE STEMPNIAK, MARTIN RUCINSKY)
    15:14

    Blues vs. Blue JacketsJan 9 7:38 PM


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    ST LOUIS 0
    COLUMBUS 1
    1ST PRD: COB - DAN FRITSCHE 8 (DAVID VYBORNY, NIKOLAI ZHERDEV) 9:20

    Blues vs. Blue JacketsJan 9 7:24 PM