Blues 5, Flames 2

Associated Press  |  Last updated October 10, 2011
Alex Pietrangelo had a goal and an assist to lead the St. Louis Blues to their first win of the season, a 5-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Monday afternoon. Alex Steen, Chris Stewart, Kevin Shattenkirk and Jason Arnott also scored, and Andy McDonald added a pair of assists for the Blues, who got 15 saves from Jaroslav Halak. Curtis Glencross and Jarome Iginla scored for the Flames, who have dropped their first two games of the season. Henrik Karlsson got the start instead of Miikka Kiprusoff and stopped 30 shots. The Flames grabbed the early lead on Glencross' second goal of the season, skating into the high slot and beating Halak with a shot that deflected off a stick 8:03 into the game. The Blues got the equalizer with 1:09 left in the first on Steen's first goal of the season. Steen followed Arnott's one-timer and beat Karlsson on the doorstep, only his third career goal in 15 games against the Flames. The Blues got two goals from their defensemen to take a 3-1 lead. Shattenkirk converted Jamie Langenbrunner's backhand feed at 3:39 of the second and Pietrangelo's one-timer from the right point with 4:30 to play in the period gave the Blues a two-goal advantage. But Iginla knocked in his first of the season and 27th in 57 career games against St. Louis to go along with 68 points with a power-play goal at 16:55 to cut the Blues' lead to 3-2. Stewart scored a pretty goal, getting a poke-checked puck from Pietrangelo, bursting on along the left side on a semi-break and scooping a backhand over Karlsson's glove to the far side 3:44 into the third period. McDonald stripped a puck from Scott Hannan behind the goal and fed Arnott alone in the slot for the Blues' fifth goal with 5:38 to play. Notes: Kiprusoff was 4-0-0 with a 0.75 goals-against average and .975 save percentage in four games against the Blues last season and is 19-5-2 against St. Louis in his career. ... Flames D Jay Bouwmeester holds the longest current ironman streak at 508 consecutive games. He started the streak on March 6, 2004. ... Two of the four all-time active goals leaders were on the ice Monday. Third on the list is Iginla (485) and fourth is Blues C Arnott (401). ... The Flames were missing C Mikael Backlund (broken finger), C Brendan Morrison (knee), D Brett Carson (back) and LW Raitis Ivanans (concussion). The Blues were without RW David Perron (post-concussion symptoms), RW B.J. Crombeen (shoulder) and D Carlo Colaiacovo (upper-body).
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