If you ask Martin Rucinsky about the deal that sent him to the Montreal Canadiens and landed Hall of Famer Patrick Roy in a Colorado Avalanche sweater, he’ll probably just shake his head and smile. And the former Avs winger was smiling plenty Friday, as he helped his current team get a big win over his former teammates in Denver.

The one-time Avalanche player scored two goals for the Blues, including the eventual game-winner, and Manny Legace stopped 28 shots in a 4-2 St. Louis win. The victory was Legace’s eighth straight over Colorado.

After the game, Rucinsky said he holds no grudges against the Avalanche.

“It’s been a long time,” Rucinsky said. “Life goes on and things happen for a reason. There’s nothing special to me to score on them. It’s just another game for me. It was a game we had to win.”

The Blues haven’t lost in their last five games, going 4-0-1 during that span. With Friday’s win, they improved to 4-2-3 under new Head Coach Andy Murrary, who took over for Mike Kitchen Dec. 11.

Both teams will fly to St. Louis for Saturday night’s game at the Scottrade Center. After that, the Blues host the Blackhawks for a pair of home games Tuesday and Thursday.

Related web sites:
Blues’ Official Website