There, that’s more like it — Blues play ‘almost flawlessly’ for first victory of preseason

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The St. Louis Blues got off the preseason schneid last night, winning 3-1 over Carolina for their first victory in five tries.

Unlike Thursday versus Columbus, the Blues didn’t hang Brian Elliott “out to dry”. Instead, he was able to stop 19 of 20 Hurricane shots during what sounded like a pretty stress-free night for the veteran goalie.

“It was clicking on full cylinders there,” Elliott said, per the Post-Dispatch. “The biggest problem (in other games) is we weren’t getting pucks down to the end of the ice. We did that almost flawlessly tonight. So it’s encouraging. We have to keep going with that. The coaches challenged us with that, and we answered the bell with the forwards and D working together and I mopped up a couple of easy ones.”

Colorado (0-5-1) and Florida (0-1-3) remain the only winless teams in the preseason.