Game Report: Panthers 5, Blues 2

The Florida Panthers scored five consecutive goals to hand the Blues their first loss of the season on Thursday night in Florida.

After the Blues took a 1-0 lead on a power-play goal from Paul Stastny 1:14 into the second period, the Panthers responded to tie the game just 12 seconds later and scored a shorthanded goal 1:19 later to take the lead, only the second time this season the Blues have trailed in a game.

The Panthers capped their three-goal period against Jake Allen with a power-play goal before adding two more goals in the third period.

Allen allowed the five goals on 38 shots as the Blues saw their season-opening winning streak snapped at four games.

After the Panthers built the 3-1 lead, the Blues missed an opportunity to get back into the game when they failed to score while on a 5-on-3 power play for 1:03.

The Blues finally scored again when rookie defenseman Vince Dunn scored his first career goal with 1:09 left in the game.

Roberto Luongo stopped 37 of 39 shots by the Blues for the 454th win of his career, tying Curtis Joseph for fourth place on the NHL’s all-time wins list.

Worth noting:
Alex Pietrangelo assisted on both Blues’ goals and now leads the team with eight points through the first five games … Pietrangelo and Stastny have recorded at least one point in each game this season … Dmtrij Jaskin was back in the Blues’ lineup after he was benched on Tuesday night for being late to a team meeting. Jaskin said he overslept, and apologized to his teammates … Jaskin took the place of rookie Tage Thompson, who was a healthy scratch for the first time this season … The Blues have never started a season 5-0.

Looking ahead: The Blues wil conclude their four-game road trip on Saturday night in Tampa Bay.