The St. Louis Blues open the 2009-2010 season with a 4-3 come from behind win over the Detroit Red Wings Friday afternoon in Stockholm, Sweden.
A five minute stretch of the second period would prove to be the difference in the game as the Blues would score three unanswered goals to come away with the win.
St. Louis actually got on the board first on a slap shot by Jay McClement. The Red Wings would come back to score two more goals in the period to take a 2-1 lead at the break.
In the second period, after Detroit scored another goal to take a 3-1 lead, the Blues would come alive. Paul Kariya scored the first of his two goals on a slap shot at the 12:31 mark. Two minutes later, BJ Crombreen would put in a back hand shot to tie the game at 3. Kariya would score again, this time at the 17:36 mark to put the game away.
There were no goals scored in the third period. Blues goalie Chris Mason stopped 31 of 34 shots.
St. Louis and Detroit will play again tomorrow afternoon in Stockholm. The game will start at 2:00 central time.