halak Blues fall to Canes in shootout

St.Louis Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak (R) makes a point blank save on Carolina Panthers center Jeff Skinner (L)in the first peroid at Scottrade Center in St. Louis Missouri on December 11,2010 (UPI/ Rob Cornforth)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jussi Jokinen scored the lone goal in the shootout and Cam Ward stopped 38 shots to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.

Carolina, playing the third game of a five-game road trip, won for only the second time in its last nine road games.

Ward (12-9-3) stopped all three shots he faced in the shootout. Carolina improved to 2-4 in the tiebreaker this season. St. Louis fell to 3-3.

Brandon Sutter gave the Hurricanes a 1-0 lead in the third period, but defenseman Alex Pietrangelo’s power-play goal tied it.

(Copyright: The Associated Press)


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