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 Derek Roy, Chris Stewart, Brenden Morrow
St. Louis Blues' Derek Roy (12) and Chris Stewart (25) celebrate a goal by Brenden Morrow (10) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

Morrow, Blues Skate Past Sabres 4-1



Brenden Morrow scored twice and Jaroslav Halak made 23 saves, leading the Blues to a 4-1 win over the Sabres at First Niagara Center on Tuesday. Tyler Ennis scored Buffalo's lone goal just 10 seconds into the game. Head inside for more.

The two sides were knotted 1-1 just 1:09 into the game thanks to quick goals by Ennis and Morrow. The Buffalo forward put a Ville Leino pass behind Halak only 10 seconds after the opening faceoff, giving Buffalo the quick 1-0 advantage. The Sabres lead lasted just 59 seconds following Morrow's third of the season. A power play by Vladimir Tarasenko put St. Louis ahead 2-1 with 36 seconds to play in the opening period.

Morrow added his second of the evening at 14:09 of the second period, a rocket that deflected off the post and into the Buffalo net. With about 14 minutes remaining in regulation, Magnus Paajarvi pounced on a loose puck and ripped a shot past Ryan Miller, putting the Blues up 4-1.

Derek Roy picked up one point in his return to First Niagara Center, an assist on Morrow's second goal.

The Sabres (5-17-1) visit the Flyers on Thursday at 7 p.m. Hear all the action on WGR 550.


1st Period
Goals

0:10 - BUF - Tyler Ennis (4) (Ville Leino, Henrik Tallinder)
1:09 - STL - Brenden Morrow (3) (Chris Stewart, Roman Polak)
19:24 - STL - Vladimir Tarasenko (7) (PPG) (T.J. Oshie, Jaden Schwartz)

Penalties
5:59 - BUF - Tyler Ennis (2 min., tripping)
12:39 - STL - Chris Stewart (2 min., roughing)
17:30 - BUF - Tyler Ennis (2 min., interference)
19:24 - BUF - Steve Ott (2 min, hooking)

2nd Period
Goals

14:09 - STL - Brenden Morrow (4) (Chris Stewart, Derek Roy)

Penalties
10:36 - STL - Vladimir Tarasenko (2 min., boarding)

3rd Period
Goals

6:10 - STL - Magnus Paajarvi (1) (Ryan Reaves, Jay Bouwmeester)

Penalties
None

Goaltending
STL - Jaroslav Halak (23 saves, 24 shots)
BUF - Ryan Miller (27 saves, 31 shots)

Power Plays
STL - 1 of 3
BUF - 0 of 2

Three Stars
1.) STL - Brenden Morrow (2 G, 0 A)
2.) STL - Chris Stewart (0 G, 2 A)
3.) STL - Jaroslav Halak (23 saves)

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