The Blues jumped out to a 2-0 advantage Tuesday night, only to see it vanish in the blink of an eye. The Calgary Flames fought back and scored the eventual game-winner on a short-handed goal to win 4-2.
Jerome Iginla assisted on three of the Flames’ goals, including Wayne Primeau’s score with the Blues’ man-advantage early in the third period. Primeau caught St. Louis defenseman Eric Brewer napping on the play, leading to the breakaway goal.
"Eric Brewer was up front and needed to be harder to the puck," Blues’ Head Coach Andy Murray said.
Petr Cajanek and Radek Dvorak scored for St. Louis, who maintained a 2-0 lead after the first period. Doug Weight’s tripping penalty led to Alex Tanguay’s power-play goal in the second period, cutting the advantage to one.
Craig Conroy scored twice in third, and Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 17 shots to earn the victory for Calgary.
"To be honest with you, I don’t think we deserved to win," Murray said. "We got what we deserved."
The Blues host Dallas Thursday night.