St. Louis Blues Put Out The Flames

Sunday, November 25th 2007, 8:50 pm
By: News On 6

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Manny Legace stopped 24 shots and Jamal Mayers scored two goals to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 3-0 victory over the Calgary Flames on Sunday night.

Mayers' goal 27 seconds after the opening faceoff was all the Blues needed for their sixth win in seven games. They have outscored their opponents 17-9 in the wins. Legace had St. Louis' previous shutout, a win over Nashville on February 17th.

Mayers added a shorthanded goal into an empty net at 17:24 of the third. Calgary had pulled goalie Curtis McElhinney to get a 6-on-4 advantage after the Blues were called for having too many men on the ice.

The Blues scored first when Lee Stempniak skated the puck into the right side of the Calgary zone and took two shots, the first hitting the pads of McElhinney and the second clanking off the right goal post. With McElhinney pulled to the right side of the
net, Mayers placed his shot into the middle of the empty net for his fifth goal this season. Stempniak got his 10th assist and Eric Brewer, who sat out the Blues game Friday against Vancouver with back spasms, his fourth.

Boyes added his team-leading 13th goal on a power play with 25 seconds left in the second period. He scored came after Calgary got caught with too many men on the ice at the 18:09 mark. Doug Weight took the puck deep into the Calgary zone before centering the puck to an unmarked Boyes who tapped it in.

Despite outshooting the Blues 24-18, the Flames made only one serious challenge to Legace's shutout. About midway through the third, Jarome Iginla took a shot that Legace stopped between his legs. The referees reviewed the play to make certain Legace didn't pull the puck over the goal line as he moved back to the net.