St. Louis at Colorado

    Blues 2, Avalanche 0


    DENVER -- Ben Bishop stopped 28 shots as the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-0 in a preseason game Sunday night.

    TJ Oshie scored a power-play goal for his first score of the preseason. Brad Boyes added an empty-net goal and an assist, and Erik Johnson had an assist for St. Louis (3-2-0).

    The Blues killed off six power plays.

    Johnson skated off the ice with 1:39 left in the first period after taking a puck to the left cheek. He returned at the start of the second period.

    Craig Anderson was tested more than Bishop. Anderson stopped 35 of 37 shots for Colorado (1-3-0).

    The Avalanche beat the Blues 3-1 on Sept. 21 in St. Louis.

    Bishop had 12 saves in the first period as the Blues took a 1-0 lead. Oshie took a pass in the high slot from Boyes and beat Anderson stick side at 7:14 of the period.

    St. Louis missed a chance to extend its lead, when it had a two-man advantage for 1:35 beginning at 7:29 of the second period. Bishop maintained the shutout batting away Paul Stastny's shot off a 2-on-1 break in the last 2 minutes of the period.

    Bishop caught a one-timer by Milan Hejduk at the start of the third period.

    Colorado pulled Anderson with 1:25 remaining, but never put a shot on goal. Boyes tapped in an empty-netter with 42 seconds left.

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    Scoring Summary
    1st Period
    7:14Power Play - T.J. Oshie - Assists: Brad Boyes and Erik Johnson
    2nd Period
    no goals scored
    3rd Period
    19:17Brad Boyes
    Penalty Summary
    1st Period
    6:42T.J. Galiardi: roughing - minor
    11:22Dave Scatchard: slashing - minor
    13:32Dave Scatchard: elbowing - minor
    18:05Dean Arsene: instigator - minor
    18:05Dean Arsene: fighting - major
    18:05Dean Arsene: misconduct - misconduct
    18:05Ryan Wilson: fighting - major
    2nd Period
    1:42Dave Scatchard: hooking - minor
    5:54B.J. Crombeen: roughing - minor
    5:54B.J. Crombeen: fighting - major
    5:54Patrick Bordeleau: interference - minor
    5:54Patrick Bordeleau: fighting - major
    7:29Jonas Holos: tripping - minor
    7:54Mike Carman: tripping - minor
    12:17Ryan Reaves: roughing - minor
    12:17Ryan Stoa: roughing - minor
    14:17Ian Cole: roughing - minor
    16:01Ryan Stoa: interference - minor
    3rd Period
    3:48Brad Boyes: slashing - minor
    Shots on Goal
    St. Louis81614-38
    Ben Bishop60:00290
    Craig Anderson59:17361
    Game Information
    Attendance - 0
    Referees - Brad Watson, Francois St-Laurent
    Linesmen - Jay Sharrers, Don Henderson
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