Blues 7, Flames 1
Blues 7, Flames 1
Oct. 20, 1999
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ The St. Louis Blues made it a miserable homecoming for Grant Fuhr Tuesday night, chasing him from the net early in the third period of a 7-1 victory over the Calgary Flames.
Pierre Turgeon had two goals and two assists, and his fifth goal of the season at 1:12 of the third brought Fred Brathwaite in to replace Fuhr. Chris Pronger added three assists for the Blues, who put it away with three goals in a span of 4:26 to make it 5-1 in the second period.
The 37-year-old Fuhr played four seasons with the Blues before he was traded in the offseason to make room for new starting goalie Roman Turek. Fuhr, looking to become the sixth goalie to win 400 games, allowed six goals on 26 shots.
Fuhr is 1-4-1 this season with a 4.38 goals against average and .849 save percentage. The Blues also beat Fuhr and the Flames 4-1 Oct. 6 in Calgary.
Turgeon skated in alone off a nice pass from Pronger and scored from the right circle midway through the second, Craig Conroy scored a shorthanded goal, and Michal Handzus knocked in a rebound as Fuhr turned the wrong way.
Lubos Bartecko, recalled from Worcester of the IHL on Monday, and Scott Young also scored their first goals of the season for the Blues. Young's goal at 1:08 of the second was his 500th career point.
Turek had a strong game with 22 saves against the struggling Flames, who are 1-5-2. Valeri Bure got his sixth goal for the Flames when he put in his own deflection off the goal post in the second period.
Brathwaite gave up a power-play goal to Pavol Demitra with 2:01 to go.
Before the game, the Blues honored Norris Trophy winner Al MacInnis. MacInnis is out 3-5 weeks with a broken left ankle.