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Capitals 6, Blues 4

January 6, 1987

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Pete Peeters, making his first start in goal after being recalled from the minors, led the Washington Capitals to a 6-4 NHL victory over the St. Louis Blues Monday night.

Peters was brought up from Washington’s minor league team in Binghamton over the weekend. He shut out St. Louis over the last 34:11.

The victory snapped a three-game St. Louis winning streak and was only the fourth win for Washington in their last 11 games.

Washington’s Mike Gartner broke a 4-4 tie when he fired a slapshot past St. Louis goalie Rick Wamsley from point-blank range at 15:37 of the second period. Bob Gould then capped the scoring with an empty-net goal with seven seconds left in the game.

John Barrett, Craig Laughlin and Dave Christian all scored for Washington in the first period as the Capitals outshot St. Louis 10-3. Then, after Brian Benning, Mark Hunter and Greg Paslawski knotted the score, the last two goals coming 12 seconds apart, Washington regained the lead at 3:31 of the second period when Kelly Miller beat Wamsley.

Bruce Bell of St. Louis tied the score at 4-4 on a power play at 5:49.

Doug Gilmour assisted on three St. Louis goals and Bell and Paslawski each had an assist along with their goals.

Officials assessed 36 minutes in penalties, including a game misconduct to Rick Meagher of St. Louis, at 19:35 of the first period when a fight broke out in front of the St. Louis bench. The Blues’ Jim Pavese and Washington’s Scott Stevens received 10-minute misconduct penalties.

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