The Blues notched their first win of the season on Tuesday with a 4-1 defeat of the Blackhawks in St. Louis. The Blues got things going early with three goals off Chicago goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin in the first period.
Dean McAmmond set the tone early for St. Louis, scoring just 20 seconds into the game on a wrist shot assisted by Doug Weight and Mike Sillinger. It was McAmmond’s second goal of the season.
It stayed 1-0 until the 10:58 mark when Jay McClement scored on a penalty shot to give the Blues a 2-0 advantage. Late in the first, St. Louis went on a power play and Scott Young scored on a tip-in and St. Louis led 3-0.
After a scoreless second period, captain Dallas Drake scored at the 1:19 mark of the third period to put the Blues on top 4-0. Goaltender Patrick Lalime’s only slip up came on a power play at the 12:17 mark of the third, when Tyler Arnason scored. Lalime finished with 32 saves on the night. Sillinger had two assists.
With the win, the Blues are now tied with the Blackhawks for last in the Central Division with two points. Both teams are 1-3.