Blues Ground Jets, NHL Roundup


Published on March 18 2014 6:16 am
Last Updated on March 18 2014 6:16 am
Written by Millie Lange

Blues Ground Jets Behind Backes

(St. Louis, MO) -- David Backes scored twice as the Blues notched a 3-1 win over the Jets at Scottrade Center. Backes broke a two-all tie on the power play with under seven minutes left and was awarded a tally late after he was taken down heading towards an empty net. Brenden Morrow also scored for St. Louis while Jay Bouwmeester had two assists. Ryan Miller stopped 16 shots for the Blues, who have won eight out of nine. Eric O'Dell had the lone goal for Winnipeg while Al Montoya made 22 saves. The Jets have dropped seven out of eight.

Blues forward T.J. Oshie didn't skate with the team in last night's win against the Jets. The Olympic hero was instead with fiancee Lauren Cosgrove as the couple welcomed their first child Monday morning. Lyla Gracie Oshie was born just before 10 a.m.

Bruins Breeze By Wild For Ninth Straight Win

(Boston, MA) -- Jarome Iginla scored twice to lead the Bruins to a 4-1 win over the Wild at TD Garden. Loui Eriksson and Reilly Smith also lit the lamp for the B's, who have won nine in-a-row. Tuukka Rask kicked aside 33 of the 34 shots he faced in the victory. Jason Pominville scored the lone goal for Minnesota, which has lost five-of-six. Darcy Kuemper allowed three goals on 28 shots in the setback.

Coyotes Blow Lead, Rally Past Kings Anyway

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Jeff Halpern scored with just over three minutes left as the Coyotes rallied for a 4-3 win over the Kings in Los Angeles. Halpern's goal originally went uncalled but video review showed it crossed the line. Keith Yandle scored earlier in the third period to tie the game after Phoenix blew a two-goal first-period lead. Rob Klinkhammer and Mikkel Boedker each lit the lamp in the first while Mike Smith stopped 36 shots as the 'Yotes won their fourth in five games. Tanner Pearson got the first goal for L.A. while Alec Martinez and Marian Gaborik rallied for second-period scores. Jonathan Quick made 23 saves for the Kings, who have dropped three straight since an eight-game win streak.

Blackhawks Meet Flyers Tonight

(Philadelphia, PA) -- The Blackhawks skate against the Flyers tonight in Philadelphia. Chicago beat Detroit on Sunday to stop a two-game slide. The 'Hawks are a point back of the Avalanche for second in the Central. The Flyers have won five out of seven. The puck drops at 6:30.


Monday, March 17 Scoreboard


Tampa Bay Lightning 4, Vancouver Canucks 3

Boston Bruins 4, Minnesota Wild 1

St. Louis Blues 3, Winnipeg Jets 1

Phoenix Coyotes 4, Los Angeles Kings 3

Tuesday, March 18 Schedule (All Times Central)


6:00 p.m. - Boston Bruins at New Jersey Devils

6:00 p.m. - Minnesota Wild at New York Islanders

6:00 p.m. - Dallas Stars at Pittsburgh Penguins

6:00 p.m. - Carolina Hurricanes at Columbus Blue Jackets

6:30 p.m. - Colorado Avalanche at Montreal Canadiens

6:30 p.m. - New York Rangers at Ottawa Senators

6:30 p.m. - Toronto Maple Leafs at Detroit Red Wings

6:30 p.m. - Chicago Blackhawks at Philadelphia Flyers

8:00 p.m. - Buffalo Sabres at Calgary Flames

8:30 p.m. - Nashville Predators at Edmonton Oilers

9:00 p.m. - Washington Capitals at Anaheim Ducks

9:30 p.m. - Florida Panthers at San Jose Sharks