Van 1 0 3 4
Stl 0 1 0 1
Date of game: 10/23/2014

Recap: St. Louis vs. Vancouver

St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Miller had 31 saves against his former club as the Vancouver Canucks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Thursday.

Miller, who signed with the Canucks this past offseason after spending the second half of last season in St. Louis, turned aside 17 shots in the first two periods before stopping all 15 he faced in the third.

"It was interesting," said Miller. "I've never done that before. I've never had a chance to play against a former team like that. ... A lot of good guys on the [Blues]; it was one that I was actually really looking forward to, especially here in St. Louis. It was fun."

Chris Higgins, Nick Bonino, Linden Vey and Jannik Hansen all scored for Vancouver, which got back on track after consecutive losses.

Kevin Shattenkirk scored the lone goal for the St. Louis, which got 19 saves from Jake Allen in defeat.

"We're not playing the right way," said Blues coach Ken Hitchcock. "We've made a heck of a run here playing the right way; no odd-man rushes, no forced offense, don't give the puck away and make hope-for plays offensively. We've had a shoot-first mentality that's allowed us to be top-five in the League in scoring goals, but we don't want to play the right way. We want to play a different game right now, so until we buy into that, we're going to have some rough water we're going to have to go through, and that's what we're in right now. We're in rough water."

The score was tied 1-1 through two periods. The Blues nearly jumped in front early in the third, but Miller stuffed Jori Lehtera on the doorstep. The save led to an odd-man rush for Vancouver, as Bonino took a feed from Alexandre Burrows, skated in alone and beat Allen stick side to give the visitors the 2-1 edge.

Vey added to the lead at the 11:57 mark, when he found space in front of Allen on a power play and Henrik Sedin slipped him a pass from behind the net.

Hansen's empty-net goal all the way from the Canucks zone put the finishing touches on the comfortable victory.

Earlier, Higgins opened the scoring 41 seconds in when a turnover near center ice allowed Burrows to skate in by himself. Allen blocked his wrister, and Higgins was there to slap home the rebound.

Shattenkirk tied it at 7:38 of the second, beating Miller five-hole on a wrister from the left circle.

Game Notes

St. Louis went 1-for-5 on the power play, while Vancouver finished 1-for-2 ... The Blues have lost two straight and three of four.

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.