The Blues have the NHL’s third-ranked power play and the New York Islanders were last on the penalty kill. Those stats came into play Thursday night, as the Blues scored three times on the power play in their first four chances with the man advantage to win 5-1, snapping a two-game losing streak.
The Blues got goals by Derek Roy and David Backes on back-to-back shots in the second period.
Jay Bouwmeester and Roy each scored a power-play goal and had an assist, Kevin Shattenkirk had two assists and T.J. Oshie had two assists for the Blues (19-5-3). St. Louis tied the Boston Bruins with the most home victories; the Blues are 12-1-2 on home ice.
“We were very effective on the power play,” Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. “We moved the puck, found shooting lanes. I thought all three goals, there was no chance for the goalie on any of the goals.”