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Alexander Steen Gets An Assist From Roberto Luongo (Video)

Feb 14, 2011 – 11:12 PM
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Adam Gretz

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The St. Louis Blues picked up a huge win on Monday night, knocking off the best team in the NHL (the Vancouver Canucks) by a 3-2 margin. Coming into the game the Blues season was starting to circle the drain as they had won just four of their previous 17 games and dropped the bottom (or close to it) of the Western Conference.

Monday's win may only pull them to within six points of the eighth and final playoff spot in the West, but it was still a much-needed victory. Jaroslav Halak stopped 23 of 25 shots in net for St. Louis, while Andy McDonald, Alexander Steen and Patrik Berglund provided the offense.

Steen's goal came at the 12:17 mark of the first period to give the Blues a 2-1 lead, and while it goes in the books as an unassisted tally, he managed to get a little bit of help from an unlikely source: Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo, who badly misplayed a puck setting up Steen for what had to be one of the easiest of his 16 goals this season...

Luongo stopped 31 shots on the night and didn't play poorly (this save on Brad Winchester, for example, was quite impressive) but that's obviously a play he would love to have back, especially in a game that was decided by just one goal. Prior to this loss Luongo had posted a 16-0-5 mark in his past 21 starts.
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