St. Louis
Blues
39-30-11-2
Carolina
Hurricanes
28-34-14-6

19 SOG
24 SOG
1st2nd3rdT
STL
CAR
game recap

St. Louis Blues 0, Carolina Hurricanes 2 FINAL

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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St. Louis Blues 0, Carolina Hurricanes 2 FINAL
St. Louis Blues 0, Carolina Hurricanes 2

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- New Carolina Hurricanes coach Peter Laviolette just wants an easy victory.

For now, he's settling for any wins he can get.

Kevin Weekes made 19 saves, and Danny Markov and Kevyn Adams scored first-period goals in the Carolina Hurricanes' 2-0 victory Tuesday night over the St. Louis Blues.

Weekes made 12 of his saves after the first period as Carolina held on for its fourth win in nine games since Laviolette took over for fired coach Paul Maurice.

"It's mind-boggling that we have to sweat that out 2-0 at the end, but at least we were sweating it out and it wasn't 0-2," Laviolette said. "We've still got a ways to go, we still have to get better at a lot of different things. When we do, i think we'll just keep improving."

Weekes' fifth shutout of the season helped the Hurricanes snap a three-game losing streak.

Markov gave the Hurricanes the lead 5:07 in with an assist from Adams, who stretched the advantage to 2-0 at 7:03 of the first by scoring a short-handed goal.

The teams went scoreless the rest of the way.

"I thought we had pretty good energy from the first shift," Adams said. "We were keyed up. You kind of have to have that mentality of desperation. ... We're at the point where we can't be letting points slide."

In the second period, St. Louis managed 10 shots but couldn't beat Weekes. Chris Osgood made 22 saves for St. Louis.

"I felt good," Osgood said. "They did a good job of driving the net and it gave me trouble. I thought they played well. They are a good defensive team that's been having trouble scoring."

St. Louis coach Joel Quenneville said his club was outmatched in this game.

"It looked like the strength on the puck and the energy levels were at two different levels, and they had a lot more of it," Quenneville said. "You could tell on the first goal, the puck's there, they beat us to the front of the net, it's in our net."

Blues forward Keith Tkachuk left the game toward the end of the second period because of a sore neck.

scoring summary
1st Period
05:07
CAR
Danny Markov (4) ASST: Marty Murray (6), Kevyn Adams (3)
1 - 0 CAR
07:03
CAR
SHG - Kevyn Adams (4) ASST: Sean Hill (8), Bret Hedican (9)
2 - 0 CAR
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
06:30
CAR
Erik Cole  Holding - Obstruction against  Scott Mellanby
11:09
STL
Chris Pronger  Cross checking against  Josef Vasicek
19:56
CAR
Robert Boughner  Roughing against  Eric Boguniecki
19:56
CAR
Robert Boughner  Roughing against  Eric Boguniecki
19:56
STL
Eric Boguniecki  Roughing against  Robert Boughner
19:56
STL
Eric Boguniecki  Slashing against  Robert Boughner
2nd Period
03:00
STL
Petr Cajanek  Roughing against  Danny Markov
03:00
STL
Jeff Finley  Roughing against  Danny Markov
03:00
CAR
Danny Markov  Roughing against  Petr Cajanek
03:00
CAR
Danny Markov  Roughing against  Petr Cajanek
03:13
CAR
Bret Hedican  Hooking against  Ryan Johnson
10:30
STL
Eric Nickulas  Interference against  Ryan Bayda
15:14
STL
Alexander Khavanov  Holding against  Ryan Bayda
3rd Period
07:04
STL
Eric Nickulas  Hooking against  Glen Wesley
14:14
STL
Eric Nickulas  Slashing against  Josef Vasicek
19:13
STL
Scott Mellanby  Misconduct
goalie stats
Chris Osgood
Chris Osgood
SA: 24TOI: 58:33
Saves: 22EV: 16 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 6
SV%: .917SH: 0 - 1
Kevin Weekes
SA: 19TOI: 60:00
Saves: 19EV: 17 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
SV%: 1.000SH: 1 - 1