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Brian Elliott turned aside 32 shots and Alexander Steen continued his dominance against Vancouver with a pair of goals as the St. Louis Blues blanked the host Canucks 3-0 late Wednesday night.
Elliott faced few solid scoring chances on the night, but was strong when he had to be on the way to his 10th career shutout. The 26-year-old, who opened the season as the backup to Jaroslav Halak, improved to 4-0-0 on the season.
Vancouver has now been blanked three times in its first 10 games this season - including twice at home. The Canucks were shut out once at home all of last season.
Following a scoreless first period, Steen ended the stalemate at 7:51 of the middle period. The veteran forward banged home his own rebound of a wobbling shot past netminder Cory Schneider.
Steen extended the lead at 6:17 of the third period, deflecting David Backes' wrist shot from the point past Schneider after the Canucks failed to clear the defensive zone. It was his ninth goal in 15 career game...
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CALGARY - The Blues will stick with the hot hand in goal
tonight, giving Brian Elliott his fourth straight
start over Jaroslav Halak against the Calgary
Brian Elliott makes his third consecutive start in goal for the
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...
No. 1 Star: Brian Elliott, St. Louis Blues
While the team's No. 1, Jaroslav Halak struggled, Elliott has righted the Blues' ship with his third straight win in a 3-0 defeat of the Vancouver Canucks. Elliott made 32 saves for his first shutout since Dec. 4, 2010 and the 10th of his career.
No. 2 Star: Max Pacioretty, Montreal Canadiens
Pacioretty entered Wednesday nights...
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.
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...
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...
Alexander Steen scored a pair of goals and Brian Elliott recorded his first shutout of the season, as the St. Louis Blues dominated the Vancouver Canucks, 3-0.
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...
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.
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?
The Morning After:Yesterday’s results:Canadiens 5, Flyers 1Flames 4, Avalanche 2Blues 3, Canucks 0Predictions record: 1-2RLD 3 stars of the night:1. Max Pacioretty, MTL (2 goals, 1 assist)2. Brian Elliott, STL (32 saves, shutout)3. Rene Bourque, CGY (2 goals)---Tonight’s slate:Canadiens @ Bruins, 7:00 ETBlue Jackets @ Sabres, 7:00Maple Leafs @ Rangers, 7:00Jets @ Flyers, 7:00Islanders...