|STL||0||1||1||(0 - 0)||2|
|CGY||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||0|
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Ty Conklin made 34 saves for his third shutout of the season and the St. Louis Blues beat the struggling Calgary Flames 2-0 on Monday.
Patrik Berglund and David Perron scored for St. Louis. The Blues moved within four points of the Flames and the Detroit Red Wings, who are tied for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Trailing 1-0 after 40 minutes, the Flames tried to get their offense going in the third period when they outshot the Blues 7-0 over the first 10 minutes, but they could not solve Conklin.
Rene Bourque had a partial breakaway on a power play, but he was stopped by Conklin. Seconds later, Bourque's deflection in front was also turned aside.
Perron then gave the Blues a 2-0 lead with his 15th goal at 11:21 of the third. Andy McDonald drew two Flames toward him, then threaded a pass through the slot to Perron on the other side, who whipped a shot past Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff.
The Blues started off their three-game road trip through Western Canada the same way they ended their previous one - with a victory. A month ago they beat Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary on the same road trip for the first time in franchise history.
Calgary has lost six in a row and is winless in its past seven. The Flames are 0-5-1 in their past six games at the Pengrowth Saddledome.
In their past 11 home games, the Flames have 15 goals. They scored more than two goals just once during the stretch, and that night their third goal was into an empty net.
The game was scoreless until St. Louis got a lucky bounce and took a 1-0 lead with 1:18 left in the second period.
Berglund's shot was going wide but it deflected off Cory Sarich as he jostled in front with Brad Boyes, and the puck slid past Kiprusoff.
|Brian McGrattan Fighting (maj) against Cam Janssen|
|Cam Janssen Fighting (maj) against Brian McGrattan|
|Alexander Steen Hooking against Craig Conroy|
|Olli Jokinen Tripping against Brad Boyes|
|Brandon Prust Fighting (maj) against Cam Janssen|
|Cam Janssen Fighting (maj) against Brandon Prust|
|Daymond Langkow Delaying Game-Puck over glass|
|Keith Tkachuk Too many men/ice - bench|
|Eric Brewer Roughing against Rene Bourque|
|Rene Bourque Roughing against Eric Brewer|
|SA: 34||TOI: 60:00|
|Saves: 34||EV: 30 - 30|
|PIM: 0||PP: 4 - 4|
|SV%: 1.000||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 29||TOI: 57:37|
|Saves: 27||EV: 22 - 24|
|PIM: 0||PP: 4 - 4|
|SV%: .931||SH: 1 - 1|