The St. Louis Blues got down early and never recovered in a 6-3 loss to the Islanders on Tuesday night. Mike York led the way for New York, by scoring the first two goals of the Islanders three-goal explosion in the first period. York finished with two goals and three assists.
The Blues attempted a comeback, by scoring twice in the second period and cutting the Islanders’ lead to 3-2. St. Louis got power-play goals from Eric Boguniecki at the 11:51 mark and Keith Tkachuk at the 15:19 mark. But just 3:03 after Tkachuk’s goal, Mark Parrish scored to move the Islanders lead back to two goals. Blues goaltender Patrick Lalime was then pulled and replaced with Curtis Sanford. Lalime allowed four goals on just 13 shots on goal.
Jason Blake and Aaron Asham scored within the first 5:25 of the third period to make it 6-2. Simon Gamache scored at the 12:38 mark of the third for the final goal of the game.
The Blues are 5-16 with three overtime losses and have just 13 points—that’s the lowest in the NHL.