Blues rookie goaltender Brent Johnson stopped 31 of 32 shots, and the Blues continued the best start in franchise history, beating Carolina 4-1. Johnson made 15 saves in the first period, keeping the Blues in the game. Scott Young scored his league-leading 12th goal. Al MacInnis, Tyson Nash, and Pavol Demitra also scored for the Blues, who are 8-2-1.