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Blues score four unanswered to top Lightning

St.  Louis,  MO (SportsNetwork.com)  - Alexander  Steen scored the game-winner 
3:47  into the third period to make Ryan Miller's home debut a successful one, 
as  the  St. Louis Blues edged  the Tampa  Bay Lightning,  4-2, on Tuesday at 
Scottrade Center. 

St.  Louis trailed  2-0 after a shaky  first period from Miller, but the Blue
battled  back  with goals  from Patrik  Berglund and T.J.  Oshie in the second 
before  Steen  found the back of  the net early in  the third to give the home 
team their first and only lead of the game. 

Vladimir  Tarasenko  tacked on an empty-netter,  while Miller made 15 saves to 
notch  his second straight victory with St. Louis, which acquired the 33-year- 
old  goaltender, along  with forward  Steve Ott,  from the  Buffalo Sabres  on 
Friday. 

"In  Buffalo,  I really  liked to  form a  relationship with  the fans and the 
people  and I'm  looking forward to doing that here," Miller said after making 
his first start in front of the St. Louis faithful. 

Alex  Killorn and  Tyler Johnson each scored once, while Ben Bishop stopped 25 
shots for the Lightning, who have lost three of their last four games. 

"If  you're  going to  sit here  and take  16 shots  in one  game, 17 shots in 
another game, 21 shots another game and expect to win games, it's not going to 
happen," Tampa Bay head coach Jon Cooper said. "Not a chance." 

With  Tampa  Bay leading 2-0 early  in the second period, Berglund brought the 
Blues within a goal at 3:32 when he picked up a rebound in the slot and glided 
into the left circle before ripping a wrister under the glove of Bishop. 

Oshie evened the score with 2:56 left in the stanza, as he split two defenders 
in  the  low right circle  and made  Martin St. Louis  fall with a deke before 
backhanding the disc past Bishop's blocker to make it 2-2. 

Steen  put St. Louis on top under four minutes into the third when he accepted 
a  behind-the-net  feed from David Backes  in the slot before switching to his 
backhand and roofing the disc over Bishop's glove for a 3-2 lead at 3:47. 

Steen  was sent off for goaltender interference at 7:08, but Miller stood tall 
between the pipes to keep Tampa Bay from finding the equalizer. 

Tarasenko's empty-netter at 19:21 accounted for the final margin. 

The  Lightning struck  first just  over seven  minutes in  when Teddy  Purcell 
picked  off a pass deep in the St. Louis end and quickly centered the disc for 
Killorn, who snuck a shot past Miller for a 1-0 lead at 7:08. 

Johnson  potted a  power-play goal with 5:11  left in the first period to push 
Tampa Bay's lead to 2-0. 

                                   Game Notes 

Miller,  who made  23 saves  in the Blues' 4-2  win over  Phoenix on  Sunday, 
improved  to 20-9-0 in  his career against Tampa Bay ... The Lightning went 1- 
for-4  on  the power play  while St.  Louis failed on  both of its chances ... 
Jaden Schwartz and Backes each had two assists for St. Louis. 

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