Make it four consecutive victories. The St. Louis Blues had an early game on Sunday afternoon, taking on the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit. The game was a critical match between the 7th team in the West (Detroit) and the 8th team (St. Louis).
The Blues emerged victorious by a score of 1-0, thanks to a goal from Chris Porter. Porter's goal capped off an enormous week for the Blues that saw the club win on the road in Minnesota, Chicago and Detroit while also defeating a tough Columbus squad in St. Louis.
Chris Porter's goal was very Chris Porter. By that, I mean it came as a result of gritty hard work as opposed to a flashy shot or nifty move. Porter drove the net and pounced on a loose puck, sliding it under Jimmy Howard's leg.
Today was Brian Elliott's first shutout of the season. He had nine shutouts in 2011-12.
Andy McDonald was a late scratch due to the flu. The Blues called on Kris Russell to fill in at forward, skating on the wing of the fourth line. Russe...