St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) -
David Backes scored twice and St. Louis used an early three-goal barrage to take down Toronto, 6-3, at Scottrade Center.
Jaden Schwartz matched a career high with three points on a goal and two assists for the Blues, who have won three of four.
Derek Roy, Alex Steen and Chris Stewart also lit the lamp to back a 19-save effort from Brian Elliott.
Burke sends GM Feaster packing
Dan Di Sciullo, NHL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
When Brian Burke was announced as president of hockey operations for the Calgary Flames in September, it seemed obvious time was running out for general manager Jay Feaster.
Burke did his best to sell his new job as an advisory role and spoke of a potential long-term partnership between him and Feaster, saying things like: "I know people think I have to be driving the bus, but I'm actually a pretty good teammate, too."
On Thursday, it became clear that the doubters were right to believe Burke's arrival in Calgary spelled the beginning of the end for the GM. Both Feaster and assistant GM John Weisbrod were handed their walking papers, as Burke tries to put his stamp on a team that is in the early stages of a rebuilding phase.
Forslund talks Canes and Caps John Forslund joined Adam and Joe to preview the Hurricanes and the Capitals. Right now, the team does not play with a consistent work ethic. Slow starts have become way too frequent. Carolina needs to turn things around, and the front line has to lead the way.
Muller: I thought that was Jordan's best game Carolina Hurricanes head coach Kirk Muller was very pleased with the efforts of the Jordan Staal, Patrick Dwyer, and Nathan Gerbe line, which scored both Hurricanes' goals in a 2-1 win over Colorado.
Muller: We lost a chess match Carolina Hurricanes head coach Kirk Muller says his team went toe-to-toe with one of the best in the Western Conference ,but fell a little short against the Minnesota Wild.