Found October 04, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Blues pushed back the start time for Thursday’s season opener 30 minutes. After all of the pregame festivities it wound up being 50 minutes as the puck finally dropped at 7:50 p.m. The rubber then spent the first 10 minutes of the game in the Nashville net. Showing it was beyond ready to get the 2013-14 season under way the Blues’ offense came out of the gate strong in a 4-2 victory over the Predators in front of a less-than-capacity crowd of 18851 at Scottrade Center. That put the cap on a busy sports day in St. Louis following the Cardinals’ 9-1 win over Pittsburgh in Game 1 of the NLDS. “The Cards scored nine today” Blues captain David Backes said. “We were trying to keep up but couldn’t do it.” Backes T.J. Oshie Alexander Steen and Vladimir Sobotka scored for the Blues who picked up two assists from Alex Pietrangelo and 28 saves from goalie Jaroslav Halak to open the season with a victory. The Blues return to the ice Saturday to face Florida as part of a five-game homes...
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