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Blues surge to 4-1 victory over Red Wings

Monday, 20 January 2014 23:35 Published in Sports
 
DETROIT (AP) -- Magnus Paarjarvi, Barret Jackman, Kevin Shattenkirk and Jay Bouwmeester scored to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night.
 
Alex Steen added two assists and Jaroslav Halak made 22 saves for the Blues, who had lost their previous two games.
 
Gustav Nyquist scored for Detroit. Jimmy Howard stopped 22 shots before being replaced by Petr Mrazek midway through the second period because of a lower-body injury. Mrazek made 13 saves.
 
Jackman and Shattenkirk scored 1:20 apart early in the second period to put the Blues up 3-1.
 
Jackman broke a 1-1 tie with a screened one-time shot from the high slot at 1:01 of the middle period with the teams playing 4-on-4. It was Jackman's third goal of the season.
 
Shattenkirk's goal was on the power play and came on a screened shot from the left point 2:21 into the period. It was Shattenkirk's seventh goal.
 
Bouwmeester got his fourth goal, 2:14 into the third, when his shot from the left point went in off the Red Wings' Riley Sheahan.
 
The game was tied at 1 after the first 20 minutes despite St. Louis outshooting Detroit 18-7.
 
Paarjarvi opened the scoring with 8:47 left in the opening period when he banked one in off Howard's leg on a wraparound from behind the net. It was Paarjarvi's fourth goal.
 
Nyquist's power-play goal tied the game with 27 seconds remaining in the first. He controlled and put in a loose puck during a goalmouth scramble for Nyquist's sixth goal and his first in nine games.
 
NOTE: C Darren Helm returned for Detroit after missing 18 of the past 19 games with shoulder and groin injuries. ... St. Louis defenseman Ian Cole is from Ann Arbor, Mich. ... The Red Wings were without C Pavel Datsyuk (lower body), RW Johan Franzen (post-concussion syndrome), RW Daniel Alfredsson (back spasms), D Jonathan Ericsson (ribs), C Joakim Andersson (back), C Cory Emmerton (finger) and G Jonas Gustavsson (groin). ... Blues RW Ryan Reaves celebrated his 27th birthday.
 

Wanted: 250 thousand volunteers

Monday, 20 January 2014 11:15 Published in Local News

As St. Louis city continues its' 250th birthday celebration in 2014, there is an ambitious effort underway to encourage volunteerism.

Erin Budde, executive director of STL250, tells the St. Louis Post Dispatch officials are seeking 250,000 people to volunteer this year.  She calls it an ambitious project and goal, but points out that the St. Louis region has consistently ranked high nationally in its volunteer efforts.  

A report released Saturday looking at the “civic health” of Missouri shows that the state ranks 15th in the country in volunteerism, with 30 percent of residents participating compared with 27 percent nationwide.

The St. Louis region does even better, at 32 percent.  The region also fares better than the rest of the country in donating to charity, with 57 percent of residents doing so, compared with 51 percent in the U.S. overall.

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A southwestern Illinois high school student and his parents will get $910,000 under a jury award related to injuries the teenager sustained in a bicycle accident.
The (Alton) Telegraph reports that Edwardsville High School student Trevor Brady says he plans to use some of the money for college tuition. He'll receive the money under a jury verdict last week in Madison County.
The trial involved Brady's lawsuit against Plocher Construction Co., which was building a new office building in Alton and admitted it misplaced a steel beam that Brady hit while bicycling to middle school in March 2010.
The accident left Brady with facial injuries and missing teeth.
Brady's lawyer argued for $3.3 million, while an attorney for Plocher suggested $250,000. Plocher's attorney declined to publicly discuss the verdict.

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