Blues snap power play drought

Blues snap power play drought

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Blues snap power play drought

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by Scott Bierman / HockeyStL

KMOV.com

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 9:15 PM

(HockeyStL) -- The man-advantage hasn’t been an advantage at all lately for the St. Louis Blues and their anemic offense.

The Blues entered Friday night’s game against the Stars 0-for-18 on the power play in the last last seven games. The unimpressive streak has paced an offense to only three goals in their last four games. The same offense that has piled at least 30 shots on target in each of those games.

Then an occurrence, so rare over the last two months, happened: the Blues scored on the power play.

With a scrum along the corner boards, Alex Steen quickly threw the puck back to the point where Alex Pietrangelo was slowly creeping in from before sending a slap shot high off of Kari Lehtonen, who made the initial save.

The Blues cashed in after the puck bounced to the weak side where Chris Stewart was able to throw it back on net before Lehtonen could recover. It marked Stewart’s team-leading 17th goal, and fifth on the power play, this season.

The power play goal marked only the seventh in the last 29 games (81 attempts). It was only the tenth goal allowed in 75 penalty kill attempts on the road for the Stars, who entered Friday third in the league.

The Blues would spoil two other power play chances, but held on to beat the Stars 2-1.

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