St. Louis Blues’ Alex Pietrangelo (27) handles the puck in entrance of Carolina Hurricanes’ Erik Haula (56), of Finland, through the second interval of an NHL hockey sport Tuesday Feb. 4, 2020, in St. Louis.
Brayden Schenn had two objectives and an help, Zach Sanford scored twice and the St. Louis Blues beat the Carolina Hurricanes 6-3 Tuesday evening.
The reigning Stanley Cup champion Blues had been 1-4-1 of their earlier six video games however hadn’t performed at residence in practically three weeks due partly to a bye week and the All-Star break.
St. Louis improved to 10-0-1 of their final 11 video games at residence.
“We performed fairly strong from begin to end,” Schenn mentioned. “Everybody chipped in tonight. They are a robust workforce to play in opposition to. We had been in a position to capitalize on probabilities. It was nice to get two factors. ”
It was Schenn’s first three-point sport since Feb. 19, 2019 in opposition to Columbus, a stretch of 79 video games.
Jordan Binnington stopped 25 pictures, and Colton Parayko and Sammy Blais additionally scored.
The Hurricanes fell to 0-5-Zero over their final 5 video games away from residence.
Carolina’s Petr Mrazek appeared rusty in simply his third begin since Jan. 13, permitting six objectives on 26 pictures. Sebastian Aho, Brock McGinn and Martin Necas scored for the Hurricanes.
Blais put St. Louis forward 1-Zero at 2:44 of the primary interval, getting his first objective since Nov. 2 — he missed 28 video games in that point following wrist surgical procedure.
“I am simply attempting to get my sport again to the place it was earlier than I obtained damage,” Blais mentioned. “It is nice to be again enjoying with the boys and profitable a hockey sport. This was my first sport again at residence in a very long time.”
That objective obtained the Blues off and working, coach Craig Berube mentioned.
“They approach they play, it is necessary you shoot pucks. They stress you,” Berube mentioned. “Sammy was on their own in entrance. It was an enormous objective for us immediately. It was necessary for us to get off to a superb begin. This was our first sport at residence shortly. We had been on prime it immediately and that is a superb signal.”
St. Louis piled on with 4 objectives within the second interval, together with two on the facility play, all on their first six pictures.
Sanford made it 2-Zero on a wraparound, and Parayko ripped a slap shot to make it 3-0. After Aho tallied for Carolina, St. Louis struck once more on an influence play, with Schenn scoring off a rebound from Jaden Schwartz’s shot.
Sanford mentioned it “may need been” the primary wraparound objective he is ever scored.
“After the primary interval, the coaches got here in and mentioned should you’re coming down that aspect, he is (Mrazek) sliding exterior the publish so perhaps attempt a wraparound,” Sanford mentioned. “I noticed that and I attempted it. It was good to tuck in.”
The interval was a tricky one for his membership, Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour mentioned.
“They did not even in all probability actually break a sweat in that sport,” Brind’Amour mentioned. “It is fairly straightforward. Now they get approach forward so it’s what it’s, however we have to be higher with the desperation on each man. We actually needed to buckle down tonight and it did not occur.”
Schenn scored once more Four half of minutes later, additionally on an influence play, to make it 5-1 and provides him his third multigoal sport of the season.
Aho mentioned the Hurricanes must play higher. Their total sport has some holes.
“Apparently a variety of issues which can be lacking. Energy play, we did not execute,” Aho mentioned. “Penalty kill clearly, that was too straightforward for them, Faucet ins, again door. Possibly this time of 12 months, the place we’re, we should always have in all probability a better desperation stage. It isn’t like guys are usually not attempting and guys are usually not working.”
NOTES: Former Blue and present Carolina D Joel Edmundson obtained his Stanley Cup ring earlier than the sport from Blues Corridor of Famer Al MacInnis. St. Louis flew in Edmundson’s mother and father, Bob and Lois, to observe the sport from Brandon, Manitoba. … Faulk, who got here to St. Louis in trade for Edmundson, prospect Dominik Bokk and a 2021 draft choose, confronted his previous workforce for the primary time. The 37th total choice within the 2010 NHL Draft, Faulk performed 559 profession video games with Carolina. Shortly after the commerce, Faulk signed a $45.5 million, seven-year contract.
Hurricanes : At Arizona Coyotes on Thursday.
Blues: Host Winnipeg Jets on Thursday.