ST. LOUIS (Ticker) - The St. Louis Blues return home after a
three-game road trip to open the season in search of their first
victory when they host the Boston Bruins on Thursday.
The Blues opened the season with a 5-4 overtime loss against San
Jose on October 5, absorbed a 4-1 setback to Los Angeleson
Saturday and dropped a 2-0 contest to Anaheim on Monday.
St. Louis goaltender Curtis Sanford stopped 32-of-34 shots in
Monday's loss while the Blues went 0-for-5 on the power play.
The Bruins' season started with an 8-3 loss to Florida on
Friday, but they rebounded with a 3-2 victory over Tampa Bay on
Saturday. Boston, which is in the midst of a season-opening
five-game road trip, was denied a second straight victory when
it dropped a 4-1 decision to the Atlanta Thrashers on Wednesday.
P.J. Axelsson scored the Bruins' lone goal at 5:14 of the second
period. Boston went 1-for-8 on the power play.
One of three clubs that has not won a game, St. Louis has only
five goals this season.