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Blues 3, Senators 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Blues 3, Senators 1
St. Louis Blues 3, Ottawa Senators 1
Three Stars of the Game
David Perron
David Perron
G: 2Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 2TOI: 19:02
T.J. Oshie
T.J. Oshie
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 1Hits: 3
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 20:04
Daniel Alfredsson
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 20:22

OTTAWA - David Perron scored twice and Brian Elliott made 28 saves in his regular-season return to Ottawa as the St. Louis Blues handed the Senators their seventh straight loss, 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Elliott was dealt to the Colorado Avalanche prior to last season's trade deadline for current Senators No. 1 goalie Craig Anderson.

Elliott then moved on to the Blues in the off-season, signing a two-way deal as a free agent.

Anderson, meanwhile, didn't last four minutes Tuesday for the Senators.

Chris Porter also scored for the Blues, who won for just the second time in their past five games.

Daniel Alfredsson scored his 18th goal of the season for Ottawa.

Anderson was replaced by Alex Auld after allowing two goals on four shots. Auld turned aside 13 of 14 shots he faced.

The Blues entered the third period with a 3-1 lead after Perron scored his second of the game at 6:35 of the second, when he chopped a backhand over the shoulder of Auld.

The goal restored a two-goal lead for the Blues after Alfredsson scored on the power play just 56 seconds into the middle period.

Sergei Gonchar took a shot that hit Alfredsson's skate at the side of the St. Louis goal, bounced off Elliott and went in.

The first period was much like the second as the Senators failed to gain any big rewards for their efforts.

Despite outshooting and outchancing the Blues in the opening period, Ottawa trailed 2-0 heading into the first break.

Porter opened the scoring with a redirect just 1:37 into the game.

Perron scored his first of the game at 3:49 after picking up a rebound that Anderson couldn't control and scoring before the Senators' goalie could get back into position.

Elliott kept Ottawa off the board with nine saves in the period, including one off Colin Greening, who took a pass in tight from Jason Spezza on a 2-on-0 break.

The Senators won't get much relief during their slide as they host the Nashville Predators on Thursday. The game will also mark the return of Mike Fisher to Ottawa for the first time since he was traded to the Music City a year ago.

NOTES: Senators defenceman Chris Phillips played his 999th career NHL game, all with Ottawa. On Thursday, he'll join Alfredsson as the only players to suit up for 1,000 games in a Senators uniform ... Milan Michalek is halfway there as he played his 500th game Tuesday, and 183rd with Ottawa ... The Blues are 10-0-2 against the Eastern Conference this season ... The win was the first for St. Louis in Ottawa since Jan. 26, 2000.

scoring summary
1st Period
Chris Porter (4) ASST: Roman Polak (9)
1 - 0 STL
David Perron (5) ASST: Patrik Berglund (9), Barret Jackman (8)
2 - 0 STL
2nd Period
PPG - Daniel Alfredsson (18) ASST: Sergei Gonchar (26), Jason Spezza (31)
2 - 1 STL
David Perron (6) ASST: David Backes (22), T.J. Oshie (19)
3 - 1 STL
3rd Period
penalty summary
1st Period
Zenon Konopka  Fighting (maj) against  B.J. Crombeen
B.J. Crombeen  Fighting (maj) against  Zenon Konopka
B.J. Crombeen  Tripping against  Jim O'Brien
2nd Period
Alex Pietrangelo  Holding against  Chris Phillips
Nick Foligno  Hooking against  Barret Jackman
David Perron  Hooking against  Daniel Alfredsson
3rd Period
Chris Neil  Roughing against  Ryan Reaves
Ryan Reaves  Roughing against  Chris Neil
Patrik Berglund  Hooking against  Nick Foligno
goalie stats
Brian Elliott
SA: 29TOI: 60:00
Saves: 28EV: 26 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 3
SV%: .966SH: 0 - 0
Alex Auld
SA: 14TOI: 55:17
Saves: 13EV: 13 - 14
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: .929SH: 0 - 0
Craig Anderson
SA: 4TOI: 3:49
Saves: 2EV: 2 - 4
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: .500SH: 0 - 0