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Brodeur makes 32 saves, Porter scores 1st goal late in 3rd to lift Blues over Panthers 4-2

  • St. Louis Blues goalie Martin Brodeur takes the ice for his first home game start as a St. Louis Blues goalie before an NHL hockey game against the Edmonton Oilers, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

    St. Louis Blues goalie Martin Brodeur takes the ice for his first home game start as a St. Louis Blues goalie before an NHL hockey game against the Edmonton Oilers, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Blues goalie Martin Brodeur (30) sprawls on the ice to make a save in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

    St. Louis Blues goalie Martin Brodeur (30) sprawls on the ice to make a save in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)  (The Associated Press)

  • Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo (1) deflects a shot on goal as St. Louis Blues' Jori Lehtera (12) waits for a rebound in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

    Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo (1) deflects a shot on goal as St. Louis Blues' Jori Lehtera (12) waits for a rebound in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)  (The Associated Press)

Martin Brodeur made 32 saves in his first home game with St. Louis, and Chris Porter scored his first goal of the season late in the third period to send the Blues to a 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Monday night.

Porter's goal came just more than three minutes after Florida tied the game. Porter redirected Barret Jackman's slap shot past Roberto Luongo at 18:06 to give the Blues a 3-2 lead.

Peter Stastny added an empty-netter with 32 seconds remaining.

The Blues jumped on top with a pair of first-period goals.

Maxim Lapierre's second of the season gave St. Louis a 1-0 lead 11:17 into the game.