Eager Regier nets first two NHL goals

Recalled from Peoria earlier in the day, Steve Regier scored his first two career NHL goals on Sunday evening in the St. Louis Blues’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Montreal Canadiens at the Scottrade Center.

Regier is the Rivermen’s leading scorer in 2008-09, with nine goals and eight assists for 17 points in 15 games. Sunday’s match was his first NHL game of this season and the 19th of his career.

Regier’s first NHL goal — and point — came off a deflection just four seconds into his first NHL shift of the season, 3:48 into the game. Cam Paddock, another Peoria recall who scored his own first NHL goal earlier in the week, earned an assist on the play.

Regier then scored on a power play early in the third period. Jeff Woywitka, recalled from Peoria on Thursday, picked up an assist on that goal.

The 24-year-old Regier is in his fifth pro season, and his first after four years in the New York Islanders organization. In 305 career AHL games with Peoria and Bridgeport, he has totaled 70 goals and 97 assists for 167 points.