Jake Allen made 28 saves for his fourth shutout of the season and the St. Louis Blues beat the Dallas Stars 3-0 on Sunday to open a key six-game road trip.
Vladimir Tarasenko broke a scoreless tie 4:26 into the third period and Alexander Steen added a power-play goal later on as the Blues tied Nashville for first place in the Central Division and won for the fourth time in five games.
They matched Nashville at 93 points, bouncing back from a loss to Minnesota on Saturday.
“I was just trying to give the guys a chance tonight,” said Allen. “It was a tough game, a back-to-back and a quick turnaround, so it was a huge win.”
Allen made nine saves in the first period, seven in the second and turned aside 12 shots in the third for his fifth career shutout.
Dallas goaltender Kari Lehtonen had 12 saves over the first two periods, then gave up two goals on eight shots in the third.
“We played a good game,” said Stars coach Lindy Ruff. “We played the game we should have played, just missed on some plays.” [Read more…]