Blues top Wild 3-0 for 3rd straight shutout, 10th win in row
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jordan Binnington made 31 saves and the St. Louis Blues posted their third straight shutout, beating the Minnesota Wild 4-0 on Sunday for their 10th straight victory.
Binnington made 21 saves to blank Arizona on Thursday night, and Jake Allen stopped 32 shots in a 3-0 victory at Colorado on Saturday. St. Louis hasn’t allowed a goal in 187:16, since late in an 8-3 victory over New Jersey on Tuesday night.
Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and two assists and Ryan O’Reilly, Vince Dunn and Brayden Schenn also scored to help St. Louis match the best winning streak in franchise history, completed in January 2002. The run also ties the Blues for the longest streak in the NHL this season. The Blues have won eight straight on the road, their best such run since taking 10 straight in 2000.
Alex Stalock stopped 26 shots for Minnesota in his first action since Feb. 2.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang each had two goals and Pittsburgh beat New York to climb back into playoff position.
Defensemen Marcus Pettersson and Brian Dumoulin also scored and Sidney Crosby had three assists to help the Penguins pass Carolina for the second Eastern Conference wild-card spot.
Mats Zuccarello had two goals, and Kevin Hayes and Mika Zibanejad added goals for New York.