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The St. Louis Blues are getting results, but it's coming with an unexpected change in goal.
The Vancouver Canucks are dealing with their own surprising play by goaltender Roberto Luongo.
Brian Elliott may get the start over Jaroslav Halak again as the Blues begin the Western Canada portion of their trip against the Canucks on Wednesday night.
St. Louis (4-4-0) followed Friday's 3-2 overtime win against Carolina by beating Philadelphia 4-2 the next night after arriving at 3 a.m. local time and canceling its morning skate.
"We're playing the team game that we drew up at the beginning of the year," defenseman Barret Jackman said. "We kept it simple and got back to the basics."
A change in net is also providing a spark.
Elliott is 3-0-0 with a 2.06 goals-against average in four games, winning each of the last two while yielding four goals on 65 shots to make a case for increased playing time.
Halak, St. Louis' unquestioned No. 1 netminder last ...
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It's been a fairly underreported story, but apparently Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo was replaced in Tuesday night's loss to the Edmonton Oilers by backup Cory Schneider and apparently Schneider will make a scheduled start against the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night with Luongo on the bench.
(Which means he'll probably pitch a shutout, and give his coach...
Alexander Steen scored twice and goaltender Brian Elliott made 32 saves to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 on Wednesday night. Elliott, who signed a free-agent contract as a backup with St. Louis this summer, improved his record to 4-0-0. It was his first shutout of the season and 10th of his career.
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Alexander Steen scored twice and goaltender Brian Elliott made 32 saves to help the St. Louis
Blues beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 on Wednesday night.
Alexander Steen scored twice and goaltender Brian Elliott made 32 saves to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 on Wednesday night.
Elliott, who signed a free-agent contract as a backup with St. Louis this summer, improved his record to 4-0-0. It was his first shutout of the season and 10th of his career.
The victory improved the Blues' record to 5-4-0. St...
If the Blues had a plan to start Jaroslav Halak in goal tonight
against Calgary, will Brian Elliott's 32-save shutout in
Wednesday's win over Vancouver alter that plan?
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- After living through some bad times goaltender Brian Elliott is enjoying the roll the St. Louis Blues are on.
Elliott stopped 32 shots and Alexander Steen scored two goals as the Blues extended their winning streak to three games with a 3-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night.
"Sometimes you can get on a roll like that...
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Alexander Steen scored twice and goaltender Brian Elliott made 32 saves to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 on Wednesday.