The Canucks two man-advantage was too big for the Blues in a 3-2 loss on Wednesday. Todd Bartuzzi knocked Blues defenseman Barrett Jackman out of the game with a shoulder injury. After that, the Blues incurred 30 minutes worth of penalties over the final 2:48. Chris Pronger was charged with two-minute penalties for holding and unsportsmanlike conduct and got a ten-minute game misconduct. Jeff Finley and Murray Baron got two minutes apiece for slashing. After all that was sorted out, Jason King scored the game-winner for the Canucks with thirteen seconds to go in regulation. Then, Dallas Drake racked up a two-minute unsportsmanlike conduct call and a ten-minute violation for game misconduct. The Blues struggled on special teams, going 0-5 in power play opportunities, while the Canucks scored all three goals on the man-advantage. Jackman has been flown back to St. Louis to have the shoulder examined. Detroit leapfrogged the Blues for first place in the Central Division last night. St. Louis is off today and will wrap up their three game trip to Western Canada tomorrow in Calgary.
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