It’s a shame this game wasn’t televised, because it certainly sounded exciting on the radio. It was a see-saw match up, with goals being traded back and forth. Adam Cracknell scored the game winning goal with 2:20 left to go in the game, impressive for a guy who has gotten more looks as a member of the Peoria Rivermen than as a member of the Blues. Chris Stewart had a goal and two assists in a night where the Tampa Bay Lightning were introduced to the Stewart that they luckily won’t have to play against six times a year – sorry, Anthony.
Dwayne Roloson allowed one goal on nine shots, while Jaroslav Janus allowed three goals on fifteen. Big Ben Bishop, competing for the position of backup with Brian Elliot, allowed three goals on 21 shots, temporarily giving the edge in the contest to Elliot.
Eric Brewer deflected in a goal against his old teammates, tying the game on one of Tampa’s many powerplays in the 3rd period before Cracknell scored the game winner.
Tonight the Blues return to Scottrade to face off against the Minnesota Wild. Puck drop is at 7:00, and KMOX will have the radio this time around since the Cards play a day game today against the Mets.