The team tied with the most home wins in the NHL is finding life on the road to be just as kind. The St. Louis Blues are 3-0, halfway through their six game road trip, after a 3-1 win at Calgary. Jason Arnott scored twice for the Blues. Arnott scored twice on the power play as St. Louis moves into a tie with Detroit atop the Central Division, and within two points of Vancouver for first place overall.
Arnott gave St. Louis a 2-1 lead with 20 seconds remaining in the first period when he scored on a long slap shot past Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff. He made it 3-1 by putting in a rebound off Patrick Berglund’s shot, during the second period. Arnott has always played well against Calgary, scoring 29 goals in 57 games, going back to his time in Edmonton. “I don’t know why that is,” he said. “We had huge battles here when I was in Edmonton. Man, it was rough and tough and any time you left this building without an ice pack or a cut or a bruise, you were doing good. They play hard, they never quit, they’ve always been like that, so it’s just good games when you come in here.”
Speaking of Edmonton, that is the next stop of the Blues road trip. They play the Oilers on Wednesday.