ST. LOUIS – Paul Stastny and the rest of the Blues’ top line turned in a clutch performance Monday night.
Stastny had a goal and three assists, and linemates Alexander Steen and Troy Brouwer each added a goal and an assist for St. Louis in a 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
“We talked a little bit before the game that the last few games we’ve been a little bit stagnant,” Brouwer said, “so we wanted to be a difference-maker tonight and we were.”
Evgeni Malkin and Chris Kunitz scored for the Penguins, who have lost three of four and five of seven.
“We didn’t execute like we wanted to,” Penguins center Sidney Crosby said of the third period. “Especially after we did in the first and second. We need to give a bigger push than that with a tied game in the third. They were better in the third, I thought. The first two periods we gave ourselves a good chance, but the third period was kind of the story of the game.”
Oilers 4, Panthers 2
In Sunrise, Florida, Taylor Hall snapped a scoring drought.
Avalanche 2, Jets 1
In Winnipeg, Carl Soderberg had a goal and an assist to help Colorado defeat the Blues.
Sabres 2, Coyotes 1
In Glendale, Arizona, Jack Eichel had a goal and an assist.
Senators 4, Sharks 3 (SO)
In San Jose, Mika Zibanejad scored the lone goal in a shootout to help Ottawa top San Jose.