Kariya Scores Twice as Blues Rebound to Beat Red Wings

Paul Kariya scored two second period goals to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-3 comeback win against the Detroit Red Wings at Stockholm, Sweden, on Friday.

The game is the first in a neutral site home-and-home series between the two teams, to be concluded on Saturday. Friday's game was considered a Detroit home game.

Kariya's first goal came on a St. Louis power play with 7:29 left in the second, scored on a shot from the point to pull the Blues to 3-2.

After B.J. Crombeen tied the game by backhanding a rebound chance past Detroit goalie Chris Osgood, Kariya scored again to put the Blues in front for the rest of the game.

Kariya's second goal came after Brian Rafalski turned the puck over to T.J. Oshie at the Detroit blue line. Oshie shoveled it on to Kariya who broke in on Osgood alone and beat him stick side.

Jay McClement had give the Blues an early lead, scoring off a feed from behind the net by Brad Winchester at 7:54 of the first period.

Jonathan Ericsson drove to the net and tapped in a rebound chance to tie the game 2:48 later and Kirk Maltby beat St. Louis netminder Chris Mason on a shorthanded breakaway with 5:59 left in the first.

Ville Leino scored on a Detroit power play at 7:17 of the second period, the Wings' lone goal with the man advantage in five tries, including a long five-on-three.

St. Louis went one-for-four on the power play.

Osgood finished the game with 19 saves on 23 shots against. Mason made 31 saves on 34 Detroit shots.

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Sweet, Chris Mason gets the start for the Blues so the Wings don't have to face Conklin.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 3:08 PM

 

Globe Arena has the benches on the near side of the ice in relation to the cameras, like Rexall Place in Edmonton. Always confusing.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 3:11 PM

 

Holy crap. It didn't work but Bertuzzi just made a great move. Overskated the puck, reached his stick back between his legs and flipped it on net.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 3:18 PM

 

Damnit. Blues score, McClement from Winchester. Abdelkader was on Winchester but Oshie came in to put a pick on Abs to free up Winchester for the pass.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 3:23 PM

 

Ericsson ties it up! Knew one of the Swedes would have to come through.

I'm totally getting his name on my next jersey, with the Premiere patch.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 3:26 PM

 

Great work by Draper for that goal. And by the referee helping him out.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/2/2009 at 3:28 PM

 

Maltby! Shorthanded goal! That's why he's in and Eaves isn't.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 3:33 PM

 

First Draper zooms past someone on the outside and now this? Wow.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/2/2009 at 3:35 PM

 

As was said over at A2Y, "What is this, 1997?"

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 3:37 PM

 

Wings blow a late five-on-three but they were moving the puck pretty well.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 3:46 PM

 

Leino! Power play goal!

Catmandu says "It's a good thing he's on the team this year."

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 4:13 PM

 

Finally a goal on the PP.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/2/2009 at 4:14 PM

 

Mason robs Cleary. Holy Christ.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 4:18 PM

 

Good Mason's wearing a mask, because that was daylight robbery.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/2/2009 at 4:20 PM

 

Blues on the power play. That's why the Wings needed to be better with their power plays. Ugh.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 4:24 PM

 

That was like the Kariya of old, that trademark laser wrister.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/2/2009 at 4:26 PM

 

Way to clear the slot, dumbasses. Ugh, Bert should have had that cleared.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 4:30 PM

 

Jesus.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/2/2009 at 4:32 PM

 

Lazy play by the Wings costs another goal. What a f*cking mess.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 4:37 PM

 

I guess Paul Kariya thinks it's 1997 as well.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/2/2009 at 4:38 PM

 

Not that it matters, but I'm staring at a paused frame that shows Oshie was offsides on the second Kariya goal.

Edit: Nevermind, it went straight from Rafalski to Oshie so there's no offsides. Just a lazy play by the Wings.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 4:46 PM

 

Ericsson out, ankle. sh*t.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 4:57 PM

 

Another waster power play...

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 5:23 PM

 

If clutch and grab hockey is back (and it seems to be), the game has lost a fan...but then I'm just one old broad.

Posted by OldBroad on 10/2/2009 at 5:33 PM

 

I absolute hate watching the Wings lose games because they played lazy. Two goals against for not playing defense. Funny how that's the difference between a win and a loss.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/2/2009 at 5:48 PM

 

I had to go for the final period. Doesn't look like I missed much. At least there's tomorrow.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/2/2009 at 5:54 PM

 

Yea Bertuzzi is gonna help the cause for that defense oh yea. I like bert but the deal doesn't really make sense. I didn't get to see the game but bert's +/- rating is gonna be very predictable this year.

Posted by RideTheRedWave on 10/2/2009 at 11:08 PM

 

I wouldn't throw all the blame on Bertuzzi. He had a couple bad plays but also a couple good ones. That line just wasn't clicking in general, which isn't a surprise considering they only played one preseason game together.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/3/2009 at 6:50 AM

 
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