Blues top Hurricanes, 5-2

BY foxsports • October 28, 2009

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- David Perron had two goals, Yan Stastny and Jay McClement scored 16 seconds apart, and Chris Mason made 34 saves to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 on Wednesday night.

Stastny and McClement gave St. Louis -- 3-1-1 on the road -- a 3-0 lead before Joe Corvo scored for Carolina on a first-period slap shot.

Perron, who sealed the win with an empty-netter, opened the scoring at 7:32 of the first. He followed Patrik Berglund's shot and managed to put the puck past Cam Ward.

Stastny and McClement followed with goals later in the first, marking the fifth time this season the Hurricanes allowed two goals in a less than a minute.

Andy McDonald made it 4-1 with his fourth goal of the season, taking a feed from Keith Tkachuk and beating Ward.

Carolina's Scott Walker batted in his own rebound midway through the third, cutting the lead to 4-2. The Hurricanes had other chances to score, getting two power plays in each period, but Mason was solid in goal. He stopped Rod Brind'Amour in front of the net in the second period, and got help in the third when Joni Pitkanen hit the post.

Carolina, winless since Oct. 9, is 0-4-3 in its last seven games.

NOTES: St. Louis entered the game scoreless in its previous 16 power-play chances. ... St. Louis' last win at the RBC Center was in January 2003. ... Stastny's goal was his first point of the season. ... Carolina dropped to 0-4-2 this season when allowing the first goal.


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