National Hockey League
St. Louis 3, Vancouver 2
When: 8:00 PM ET, Friday, November 4, 2011
Where: Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Referees: Chris Lee, Frederic L'Ecuyer
Linesmen: Andy McElman, Brad Kovachik
Attendance: 19150

David Backes scored to snap a tie nearly six minutes into the third period and Brian Elliott turned aside 28 shots as the St. Louis Blues skated to a 3-2 home triumph over the Vancouver Canucks on Friday.

T.J. Oshie scored twice and set up Backes' game-winner for St. Louis, which defeated Vancouver for the second time in nine days. The Blues posted a 3-0 road triumph over the Canucks on Oct. 26.

With the game tied at 2-2, Backes cleaned up a rebound of his own shot and wristed the loose puck past Roberto Luongo for his second goal in as many games and fourth of the season.

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter and World Series MVP David Freese participated in the ceremonial puck drop. Former manager Tony La Russa was also in attendance.

After Alex Burrows opened the scoring by cleaning up his own rebound, Oshie leveled the contest 97 seconds later after backhanding the puck past Luongo.

Oshie then gave St. Louis a 2-1 lead at 1:28 of the second period after cleaning up the rebound of Backes' shot and beating Luongo for his third goal of the season.

Ryan Kesler netted a power-play goal and Luongo finished with 25 saves for Vancouver, which is 1-2-0 on its current six-game road trip.

Top Game Performances
Vancouver   St. Louis
Alexandre Burrows 1 Points T.J Oshie 3
Alexandre Burrows 1 Goals T.J Oshie 2
Alexander Edler 1 Assists T.J Oshie 1
Ryan Kesler 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Roberto Luongo .893 Save Percentage Brian Elliott .933
Roberto Luongo 25 Saves Brian Elliott 28
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 30 2 1-3 2-2 11 24
St. Louis 28 3 0-2 2-3 13 28
Upcoming Games
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Blues have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play their next game on the road against Chicago. The Canucks have a W/L % of .286 after a win and .571 after a loss.