St. Louis Blues Lose Tough One to Ottawa, 3-1

Joey ColemanContributor IJanuary 30, 2009

It was just another typical loss for the Blues in what has been a long and very disappointing season. They always find themselves in the third period with a chance to win it. The Ottawa Senators outplayed the Blues for much of the game and surprisingly enough, the goaltending the Blues received from Chris Mason kept them in it.

Scoring started with Mike Fisher intercepting a lackadaisical pass from Blues forward David Perron and beating Mason, who was partially screened by Daniel Alfredsson, for the shorthanded goal. 

The Blues were able to tie the game just three minutes later with a tip-in goal from Brad Winchester.

The second period was very up-and-down, with no major scoring chances. There was an incident where Chris Neil and Jarkko Ruutu teamed up to hit Carlo Colaiacovo, who stayed down for a couple seconds, but was able to get up and return to action. 

The third period was dominated by the Senators. They were finally able to convert with two minutes left on what looked like a harmless wrap-a-round by Patrick Regin. Mike Fisher was able to finish the game with an empty-netter, his second goal of the night, with a minute left.

This was a typical game for the St. Louis Blues this year. Stay with a team for 40 minutes, but find a way to lose in the final 20.