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Pierre Turgeon helps Blues to Alumni Game win

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Kyle Calder’s second goal of the game pulled Chicago within one to set up some late game drama. With goaltender Jimmy Waite on the bench for a sixth attacker, Steve Poapst’s last second chance from in front was thwarted by Blues goaltender Martin Brodeur.

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Brodeur, who is the NHL’s all time leader with 691 wins and 125 shutouts, stopped nine of 11 shots in the third period. Although the 44 year old got all but three of those wins and one of the shutouts with the New Jersey Devils, he said it was still special for him playing alongside the Blues alumni, especially being on the ice with a line of Wayne Gretzky, Adam canada goose outlet california Oates and Brett Hull and defensemen Al MacInnis and Chris Pronger.

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“It’s fun to be part of these guys,” said Brodeur, a Blues assistant general manager. ET; NBC, TVA Sports, SN).

The Blackhawks alumni led 3 2 after the first period with goaltender Darren Pang stopping five of seven shots. Pang, an analyst on Blues telecasts who last played in the NHL in 1988 89, said facing Gretzky, Hull and Oates, who combined for 1,976 goals, 3,692 assists and 5,668 points during their NHL careers, was still scary.

“Next thing you know, they’re behind the net together and I’m like, cheap canada goose jackets toronto ‘Oh no,'” said Pang, 52. “When you don’t play, looking over your shoulder and canada goose accessories uk trying to find guys is kind of difficult. You’re going post to post and you don’t want to stumble on top of yourself.”

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“My daughter wanted me to do it in case I scored, so I had to do it,” Tkachuk said.

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“I think you saw it ratcheted up there the last 10 minutes or eight minutes,” Blackhawks forward Jamal Mayers said. “Unfortunately we couldn’t get it tied up, but it was fun. I’m glad we kept it close.”

There were smiles and laughter in each locker room afterward, while the players soaked in the atmosphere.

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