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Saturday, January 8, 2000
BLUES 4, Canucks 2
Turgeon scores twice to beat Canucks
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Pierre Turgeon scored twice Saturday night to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
It was Turgeon's second-consecutive two-goal game. Turgeon, who has 21 goals, reached the 20-goal mark for the fourth straight season. He has 11 goals and 29 points in his last 18 games.
Turgeon scored a power play goal at 11:59 of the first period to give St. Louis a 1-0 lead. He took a pass from Pavol Demitra and beat goalie Felix Potvin.
Todd Bertuzzi tied the game at 13:13 of the second when he back-handed his seventh goal past St. Louis' Roman Turek.
Demitra gave the Blues a lead for good when he scored 32 seconds into the third. It was Demitra's 17th goal and first since Dec. 26.
Vancouver got within 3-2 when Mattias Ohlund scored his first of the season at 10:08 of the third. Ohlund was playing in his second game after missing Vancouver's 37 previous games with an eye injury.
St. Louis scored again when Mike Eastwood was credited with his 14th at 18:52. The puck did not go in the net, but defenseman Ed Jovanoski threw his stick as the puck went wide and referee Paul Devorski called it a goal.
The game extended St. Louis' winning streak against the Canucks to 11 games. Vancouver has not beaten the Blues since Dec. 15, 1996.
The Blues ran their unbeaten streak to six games and have lost only two of their past 14 games. St. Louis has lost only once in eight home games.
Turek, who earned his 50th victory, made 19 saves to run his unbeaten streak to five games.
Potvin made 28 saves and has not won since Dec. 22.
NHL FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL --- --- --- ----- VANCOUVER 0 1 1 2 ST LOUIS 1 0 3 4 FINAL GOAL SCORING: 1ST PRD: STL - (PP) PIERRE TURGEON 20 (PAVOL DEMITRA, SCOTT YOUNG) 11:59 2ND PRD: VAN - TODD BERTUZZI 7 (MURRAY BARON) 13:13 3RD PRD: STL - PAVOL DEMITRA 17 (LUBOS BARTECKO) 0:32 STL - PIERRE TURGEON 21 (UNASSISTED) 7:38 VAN - MATTIAS OHLUND 1 (TODD BERTUZZI, MARK MESSIER) 10:08 STL - (EN) MIKE EASTWOOD 14 (UNASSISTED) 18:52 POWER-PLAY CONVERSIONS: VAN - 1 OF 5, STL - 0 OF 2. SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL --- --- --- ----- VAN 6 5 10 21 STL 7 14 12 33 GOALIES: VAN - FELIX POTVIN STL - ROMAN TUREK OFFICIALS: REF - P DEVORSKI, MAGUIRE LIN - CVIK, MITTON