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Blues rally past Coyotes

Glendale,  AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Shattenkirk scored the go-ahead goal 
in  a four-goal third  period as the St. Louis Blues rallied for a win in Ryan 
Miller's debut, beating the Phoenix Coyotes 4-2 on Sunday. 

Miller,  acquired  in a blockbuster  trade Friday, let up  a goal in the first 
three minutes but settled in to make 23 saves for St. Louis. 

"I  was pretty anxious and nervous all day," Miller said. "It's a new group of 
guys  and you want to show them what you've got and let them know you're there 
for them." 

Patrik  Berglund had  two goals and Magnus Paajarvi also scored for the Blues, 
who got their first post-Olympics win (1-2-0) after losing the first two games 
1-0. 

Paul  Bissonnette and  Jeff Halpern scored for the Coyotes, who have lost four 
in  a  row, including three  since the break (0-2-1).  Mike Smith gave up four 
goals on 30 shots. 

"We  were up 2-0 and we didn't find a way to get that third one," said Coyotes 
captain Shane Doan. 

Berglund  got the Blues  on the board 3:18 into the third period on a goal set 
up by Jaden Schwartz's backhand pass from the other side of the slot. 

Paajarvi  tied  it 4:21 later  one a  shot from the  right circle that made it 
through  a  screen and Shattenkirk  put St. Louis  ahead on a power-play wrist 
shot  from the  left side that also  made it through bodies in front with 7:14 
left. 

Berglund sealed the win with 1:39 remaining. 

The Blues  got Miller and  forward Steve Ott  in a five-player trade, sending 
goaltender  Jaroslav Halak, forward Chris Stewart and prospect William Carrier 
and two draft picks to the Buffalo Sabres. 

Miller,  the 2010  Vezina winner, and Ott are both unrestricted free agents at 
the  end  of the  season but  the move bolstered  the Blues'  chance at a deep 
playoff run. 

Miller,  33, collected  284 wins in 540  games for the Sabres since making his 
NHL debut in 2003. 

He  let one by just 2:56 into the game. To be fair, the puck was deflected off 
one  of his new teammates, defenseman Barret Jackman, who was prone on the ice 
when his skate got in the way of Bissonnette's shot. 

Miller didn't get much help on Phoenix's second goal either. Halpern was alone 
in  front of the crease to deflect Keith Yandle's pass from the left boards at 
7:09 of the second period. 

                                   Game Notes 

Halpern  scored his 150th  career goal ... The Blues play Tampa Bay on Tuesday 
in  their only  home game in the  first seven post-Olympic break games ... The 
Coyotes  host  Vancouver on  Tuesday ...  St. Louis  snapped a three-game road 
losing streak ... Ott played 14 minutes. 

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