Blues star Alexander Steen signed a new three year contract extension on Thursday. He then scored two goals in the Blues 5-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens to snap a two game losing streak. Steen has 24 goals, already tying a career high and putting him second to Washington Capitals’ captain Alex Ovechkin’s 28 for the NHL lead.
The Blues are 48-0-1 in the past 49 home games when they’ve scored three goals or more, and they set the tempo with a three-goal first period. Steen scored a shorthanded goal just 4:20 into the game and then gave the Blues a 2-0 advantage at 7:55 beating Montreal goalie Carey Price with a wrist shot.
“It’s a good day,” Steen said. “We came out with a lot of jump. We knew they were a good team that plays physical, has a lot of speed, but it felt like we went out and dictated from the early going.”
Chris Stewart put the Blues on top 3-0 at 13:33 off Brenden Morrow’s 300th career assist.
Jaden Schwartz and Maxim Lapierre netted the Blues other two goals.