Final - 2OT
  for this game

Canadiens host slumping Blues

Mar 18, 2008 - 12:20 PM St Louis (29-32-11) at Montreal (40-24-9) 7:30 pm EDT

MONTREAL (Ticker) - The Montreal Canadiens are surging toward a berth in the NHL's postseason. That is not the case for the St. Louis Blues.

The teams, who meet for the only time this season on Tuesday, are headed in opposite directions as the regular season draws to a close.

Montreal, which is 7-3-0 in its last 10 games, is tied with Pittsburgh (41-24-7) in the Eastern Conference. The teams trail New Jersey (42-24-6) for conference's top spot.

Coming off his 3-0 shutout of the New York Islanders on Sunday, Jaroslav Halak is expected to get another start in net for Montreal. Still considered the backup to Carey Price, Halak has won all eight of his career starts at the Bell Centre.

The Blues have been playing like their nickname of late, posting a 1-8-1 mark in their last 10 contests. At 69 points, St. Louis has the third-lowest total in the NHL.

"We've got 10 games left and obviously we are out of it," All-Star goaltender Manny Legace said. "We've just got to have an attitude to go in and spoil some team's home-ice (advantage). That's got to be our goal. We might as well make it fun."

St. Louis has dropped 10 consecutive contests on the road, tying the club mark originally set in the 1981-82 campaign and equaled two seasons ago.








  • NHL
    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 1 2 0 0 (1) 4
    MONTREAL 1 1 1 0 (0) 3 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: STL - (PP) ERIK JOHNSON 5 (PAUL KARIYA, ANDY MCDONALD) 4:51
    MON - CHRIS HIGGINS 22 (SERGEI KOSTITSYN, MIKHAIL GRABOVSKI)
    11:28
    2ND PRD: MON - (PP) SAKU KOIVU 16 (CHRIS HIG

    Blues 4, Canadiens 3  Final - 2OTMar 18 10:17 PM


  • NHL
    END OF OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 1 2 0 0 3
    MONTREAL 1 1 1 0 3 END OF OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: STL - (PP) ERIK JOHNSON 5 (PAUL KARIYA, ANDY MCDONALD) 4:51
    MON - CHRIS HIGGINS 22 (SERGEI KOSTITSYN, MIKHAIL GRABOVSKI)
    11:28
    2ND PRD: MON - (PP) SAKU KOIVU 16 (CHRIS HIGGINS, M

    Mar 18 10:14 PM
  • 149
    roots
    DDrake Added 5 roots

    Blues 3, Canadiens 3  OT - 4:55Mar 18 10:06 PM
  • 144
    roots
    senorpepr Added 5 roots

    Blues 3, Canadiens 3  OT - 4:55Mar 18 10:06 PM
  • 139
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 67 roots (Overtime)

    Blues 3, Canadiens 3  OT - 4:55Mar 18 10:02 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 1 2 0 3
    MONTREAL 1 1 1 3 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: STL - (PP) ERIK JOHNSON 5 (PAUL KARIYA, ANDY MCDONALD) 4:51
    MON - CHRIS HIGGINS 22 (SERGEI KOSTITSYN, MIKHAIL GRABOVSKI)
    11:28
    2ND PRD: MON - (PP) SAKU KOIVU 16 (CHRIS HIGGINS, MICHAEL RYDER) 9:32
    STL -

    Mar 18 10:00 PM
  • 72
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 40 roots (Close Finish)

    Blues 3, Canadiens 3  3rd - 4:00Mar 18 9:56 PM
  • 32
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 32 roots (Close Finish)

    Blues 3, Canadiens 3  3rd - 6:13Mar 18 9:50 PM


  • NHL
    ST LOUIS 3
    MONTREAL 3
    3RD PRD: MON - MIKHAIL GRABOVSKI 2 (SERGEI KOSTITSYN) 6:36

    Blues 3, Canadiens 3  3rd - 13:24Mar 18 9:37 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 1 2 3
    MONTREAL 1 1 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: STL - (PP) ERIK JOHNSON 5 (PAUL KARIYA, ANDY MCDONALD) 4:51
    MON - CHRIS HIGGINS 22 (SERGEI KOSTITSYN, MIKHAIL GRABOVSKI)
    11:28
    2ND PRD: MON - (PP) SAKU KOIVU 16 (CHRIS HIGGINS, MICHAEL RYDER) 9:32
    STL - A

    Mar 18 9:07 PM
  • DDrake come on canadiens!! Go canada

    Blues 2, Canadiens 2  2nd - 5:00Mar 18 9:04 PM


  • NHL
    ST LOUIS 3
    MONTREAL 2
    2ND PRD: STL - BRAD BOYES 38 (PAUL KARIYA, KEITH TKACHUK) 15:57

    Blues 3, Canadiens 2  2nd - 4:03Mar 18 9:03 PM


  • NHL
    ST LOUIS 2
    MONTREAL 2
    2ND PRD: STL - ANDY MCDONALD 15 (ERIC BREWER) 10:19

    Blues 2, Canadiens 2  2nd - 9:41Mar 18 8:49 PM


  • NHL
    ST LOUIS 1
    MONTREAL 2
    2ND PRD: MON - (PP) SAKU KOIVU 16 (CHRIS HIGGINS, MICHAEL RYDER) 9:32

    Blues 1, Canadiens 2  2nd - 10:28Mar 18 8:47 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 1 1
    MONTREAL 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: STL - (PP) ERIK JOHNSON 5 (PAUL KARIYA, ANDY MCDONALD) 4:51
    MON - CHRIS HIGGINS 22 (SERGEI KOSTITSYN) 11:28
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    STL 11 11
    MON

    Mar 18 8:13 PM


  • NHL
    ST LOUIS 1
    MONTREAL 1
    1ST PRD: MON - CHRIS HIGGINS 22 (SERGEI KOSTITSYN) 11:28

    Blues 1, Canadiens 1  1st - 8:32Mar 18 8:01 PM


  • NHL
    ST LOUIS 1
    MONTREAL 0
    1ST PRD: STL - (PP) ERIK JOHNSON 5 (PAUL KARIYA, ANDY MCDONALD) 4:51
    (TWO-MAN ADVANTAGE)

    Blues 1, Canadiens 0  1st - 15:09Mar 18 7:50 PM