|TBL||0||1||0||(0 - 0)||1|
|STL||1||1||1||(0 - 0)||3|
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Evgeny Grachev scored two goals and the St. Louis Blues defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 in the preseason opener for both teams.
Steve Downie had a power-play goal for the Lightning, and Mathieu Garon and Jaroslav Janus split the game in goal for Tampa Bay.
D'Agostini snapped a shot past Janus with 3:07 remaining in the second, giving the Blues a 2-1 lead.
Grachev put the Blues on top with a power-play goal, knocking in a rebound of a Jamie Langenbrunner shot at 15:16 of the first period. Grachev also had an empty-netter.
|PPG - Evgeny Grachev (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jamie Langenbrunner (1), David Backes (1)|
1 - 0 STL
|PPG - Steve Downie (1) Tip-in - ASST: Pavel Kubina (1), Brett Clark (1)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Matt D'Agostini (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jonathan Cheechoo (1), Philip McRae (1)|
2 - 1 STL
|EN - Evgeny Grachev (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Jamie Langenbrunner (2), David Backes (2)|
3 - 1 STL
|Roman Polak Cross checking - 2 min against Steve Downie|
|Jamie Langenbrunner Hooking - 2 min against Mark Barberio|
|Anthony Peluso Fighting (maj) - 5 min against Eric Neilson|
|Eric Neilson Fighting (maj) - 5 min against Anthony Peluso|
|Mark Barberio Hi stick - double minor - 4 min against Matt D'Agostini|
|Brett Ponich Hooking - 2 min against Dominic Moore|
|Mike Angelidis Unsportsmanlike conduct - 2 min|
|Brett Ponich Hi stick - double minor - 4 min against Steve Downie|
|Brett Sonne Hi-sticking - 2 min against Mike Angelidis|
|Philip McRae Holding - 2 min against Dana Tyrell|
|Brett Clark Interference - 2 min against Chris Porter|
|Roman Polak Holding - 2 min against Dana Tyrell|
|SA: 18||TOI: 29:54|
|GA: 1||SV%: .944|
|SA: 9||TOI: 29:35|
|GA: 1||SV%: .889|
|SA: 22||TOI: 60:00|
|GA: 1||SV%: .955|