Blues Fall Behind Early, Come Back to Blast Devils, 5-2
After blowing a 3-0 lead on Tuesday in Nashville and losing 6-3 to the Predators, the Blues did the opposite on Thursday night. The Note fell behind the New Jersey Devils 2-0, before scoring five unanswered goals for a 5-2 victory at Scottrade Center. Vladimir Tarasenko’s power play goal started the comeback in the first period, making it 2-1 on twenty minutes of play. In the second period, Jori Lehtera’s deflection goal tied the game 2-2. Alex Pietrangelo. the Blues captain put the Blues ahead to stay at 3-2 with his sixth goal of the season. Nail Yakupov’s goal in the third period, made it 4-2 and Patrik Berglund closed out the scoring with an empty net goal late.
Jake Allen stopped 24 of 26 shots to get the win in goal for the Blues. He had yet to lose a game on home ice. The Blues have earned points in 14 straight home games this year. That’s the second longest streak in franchise history. The Blues home record improved to 13-1-3 with the victory over the Devils.
The home stand continues for the Blues on Saturday, December 17th, when the Chicago Blackhawks visit Scottrade Center. It’s a 7:00 PM faceoff.