Traverse City Tourney – Blues 9, Stars 6

Traverse City Tourney
Blues 9, Stars 6

The youngsters and prospects square off against the Stars young guns and emerge victorious by a score of 9 to 6, giving the young Notes a solid start to the tournament.

High scoring and another look at our prospects, what’s not to love? In the first game for the Blues in the eight team tournament, the Blues were all knotted up at four at the conclusion of the second period before exploding with a five goal third period.

Below is the boxscore from the game, but here are a few quick thoughts:

  • Jack Combs (you may remember him from the stellar shootout video from the Prospect Camp in July) continues to impress, scoring a goal for the Note in this game.
  • Also amongst the scorers, and possibly the holder of one of the best names currently in the NHL, was youngster T.J. Fast. Here’s to hoping he can make it in the NHL just so “Fast” jerseys appear at Blues games – awesome.
  • While goaltender Jake Allen allowed six goals, he really wasn’t all that bad. Stopping 31 of 37 isn’t as horrific of a mark as the final tally may indicate, but clearly he will look to improve.
  • Great start by the kids, hear’s to hoping they keep it up!


Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Total
Dallas Stars 1 3 2 - 6
St. Louis Blues 2 2 5 - 9

Scoring Summary
1st Period
St. Louis Blues
Brett Sonne (Aaron Palushaj) 7:00
St. Louis BluesJack Combs (powerplay) (Mark Cundari) 10:55
Dallas StarsMathieu Tousignant (unassisted) 19:12

2nd Period

Dallas StarsTomas Vincour (Brendon Milnamow) 8:42
Dallas StarsSergei Korostin (Guillaume Monast) 12:16
St. Louis BluesTJ Fast (Anthony Peluso) 14:05
St. Louis BluesAnthony Peluso (unassisted) 18:34
Dallas StarsTomas Vincour (Tristan King) 18:53

3rd Period

St. Louis BluesAaron Palushaj (powerplay) (Philip McRae) 1:03
St. Louis BluesPhilip McRae (David Shields) 5:21
Dallas StarsLuke Gazdic (Colton Sceviour, Ivan Vishnevskiy) 9:15
St. Louis BluesAaron Palushaj (Brett Sonne) 10:29
Dallas StarsMathieu Tousignant (shorthanded) (unassisted) 13:57
St. Louis BluesTyler Shattock (Anthony Nigro) 14:21
St. Louis BluesIan Schultz (emptynet) (unassisted) 19:38

Penalties Summary

1st Period
Dallas Stars
Jamie Benn – (Tripping), 2 min, 10:09
St. Louis BluesAnthony Nigro – (Hooking), 2 min, 13:10

2nd Period

St. Louis BluesAlex Pietrangelo – (Delay of Game), 2 min, 6:19
Dallas StarsScott mcCulloch – (Too Many Men), 2 min, 9:47
Dallas StarsZak Stebner – (Elbowing), 2 min, 14:11
St. Louis BluesAaron Palushaj – (Holding), 2 min, 14:43
Dallas StarsBrendon Milnamow – (Holding Stick), 2 min, 19:54

3rd Period
St. Louis BluesAaron Palushaj – (Hooking), 2 min, 3:48
Dallas StarsTrevor Ludwig – (Tripping), 2 min, 4:38
Dallas StarsIvan Vishnevskiy – (Tripping), 2 min, 5:45
Dallas StarsKevin DeVergilio – (Delay of Game), 2 min, 13:33

Shots 1st 2nd 3rd OT Total
Dallas Stars 11 15 11 - 37
St. Louis Blues 7 12 20 - 39

Winning Goaltender – St. Louis Blues – Jake Allen (37 shots, 31 saves)
Losing Goaltender – Dallas Stars – Richard Backman (36 shots, 27 saves)