And who said the Blues were going to struggle scoring goals? Yes it is early, but if the Blues can keep this up who's to say they can't make the playoffs. The Blues have scored 17 goals in 4 goals a little over 4 and 1 quarter a game.
Tonight was more of the same and in a game with 7 goals no one scored twice. The Stars came into St. Louis playing last night and it sure showed. The First period was dominated by the Blues. Keith Tkachuk jumped on a turnover and beat Turco to give the Blues a one nothing lead. Three minutes later in what could be his only goal of the year Jay Mckee was able to beat Turco and put the Blues up two nothing. Krys Barch made the game close for the last time tapping in a shot from Trevor Daley.
The second period was more of the same. Yan Statsny was able to score a goal in his first game playing this year from D.J. King and newcomer Mike Weaver. To all those Brad Boyes doubters out there, he looks for real. He was able to snipe one to put the Blues up four to one. Then Steve Wagner was able to let a absolute rocket top shelf to beat Turco from just inside the blue line.
The third period was dominated by checking a little bit of ugly play. Turco was pulled to start the third period and Tobias Stephen came into his place. After a couple of silly penalties from the Stars. The Blues received a four on three and Eric Brewer was able to capatilize Paul Kariya and Brad Boyes.
Right now Keith Tkachuk is on pace for 85 goals, yes this is not realistic and I'm not saying he is going to do that, but jeeze the guy is on fire. Brad Boyes is on a pace for 82 goals right now, he has shown that it was no fluke last year. Manny Legace had another great game in net stopping 29 out of 30 and continuing his excellence versus the Stars.