He gets the hat trick, and the man has earned it. He's been a Stars killer this period, and Kariya has made life miserable for all Stars folks here in the third period. That third one comes with 10.7 seconds remaining in regulation.
It's a career-high 21, and it couldn't have come at a better time for the Stars. He's right in front for a rebound, and easily slips it into the side of the net to give the Stars the lead again, now 4-3, at the 14:59 mark.
It's his second in as many nights, and Halpern does a great job setting this one up. He gets behind the net and sends one out to Modano, who absolutely scorches one top left side of the net. It gives the Stars some nice breathing room at the 4:01 mark.
The Stars came out humming in the first half of the first period, going up two within 46 seconds. But once St. Louis scored that goal, the Blues came alive and were the more determined team over the last seven minutes or so. I'll be interested to see how the Stars respond to that here in the second.
Stephane Robidas made two great blocks near the end of the first period, but he was hurt on the first one. He made it back to the bench, but he was hobbling off the bench and needed help up the tunnel. We'll see if he comes back.
OK, not those Bears. The University of California Bears are at the AAC tonight for the game. They'll play Air Force in the BellSouth Helicopter Bowl (OK, I can't remember the name exactly) on Monday at Amon Carter Stadium.
Sorry, folks, I'm too much in hockey mode to remember the bowl names anymore!
David Perron gives the Blues their first goal in three games. Things got tight along the boards and the puck landed in the middle of the ice. Keith Tkachuk threw it back to Perron, who just sizzled it through Smith at 13:15.