Perron's hat trick lifts Blues to over Flames 5-3
By JOE HARRIS
Perron gave the Blues a 2-1 lead midway through the first period. Edmundson, making his season debut after missing the first two games with a sore groin, made it 3-1 Blues with 2:38 left in the first, beating Smith high glove side.
Perron's second goal early in the second made it 4-1. Smith misplayed the puck behind the net, allowing Schenn to steal it and find Perron alone in front with an empty net.
Perron completed the hat trick with 35 seconds left in the second. His last hat trick also came at Calgary's expense on Oct. 22, 2016.
Neal gave the Flames a 1-0 lead at 7:32 of the first. Sam Bennett set it up with a nice move in front, causing Allen to commit and leaving an opening for Neal.
Steen answered for the Blues just 16 seconds later. The goal gave Steen 453 career points, surpassing Al MacInnis for seventh in Blues history.
Allen got help from his post on Sean Monahan's penalty shot late in the first period. He also made several tough saves as the Blues killed off a 5-on-3 for 1:35 late in the second period.
Ryan and Backlund scored in the third for Calgary to cut the deficit to two.
NOTES: David Rittich stopped eight shots in relief of Smith. ... Blues rookie centers Jordan Kyrou and Robert Thomas each earned their first career points with assists. ... Flames C Dillon Dube (lower body) had an assist, despite missing practice on Wednesday. ... The Blues scratched RW Chris Thorburn, D Vince Dunn and D Jordan Schmaltz. ... The Flames scratched D Dalton Prout, RW Garnet Hathaway and C Mark Jankowski.
Calgary: Visits Colorado on Saturday night.
St. Louis: Visits Chicago on Saturday night.
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Updated October 11, 2018