Final OT

Series (Game 1 of 1)

St. Louis leads 1-0

Game 1: Saturday, February 14th

Penguins 2

(11-38-4, 31 pts)

Blues 3

(27-22-1, 62 pts)

8:00 PM ET, February 14, 2004

Scottrade Center, Saint Louis, Missouri

1 2 3 OT T
PIT 0 1 1 02
STL 2 0 0 13

E. Boguniecki (Blues - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

C. Backman (Blues - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

R. Malone (Penguins - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Pittsburgh (11-38-5-3) at St Louis (26-22-7-1) 8:00 pm EST

ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- The St. Louis Blues try to further the hapless Pittsburgh Penguins' franchise-record losing streak to 14 games on Saturday when they face off at the Savvis Center.

The Penguins have dropped their last 13 contests since a 2-1 victory at Philadelphia on January 12.

On Thursday, Pittsburgh was blown out at Florida, 5-1, for its sixth straight road defeat. Ryan Malone scored a shorthanded goal for the Penguins, who went 0-for-7 on the power play.

Penguins goaltender Jean-Sebastien Aubin gave up three goals and was pulled late in the second period in favor of Sebastien Caron.

The Blues also have struggled mightily of late, going 1-9-1 in their last 11 contests. On Thursday, St. Louis suffered its second straight defeat and sixth in seven games with a 4-0 setback to Colorado.

The Blues have dropped to ninth in the Western Conference, two points behind the Nashville Predators for the eighth and final playoff spot. St. Louis has not missed the playoffs since 1979.

St. Louis, which was opening a four-game homestand, has scored more than two goals just once in its last 13 games.

The Penguins won the only meeting between the teams last season, 2-1, in Pittsburgh.