T.J. Oshie scored a goal and added an assist and Alex Pietrangelo had three assists as the Blues bounced back from a loss at Columbus to beat the New York Islanders 5-1 Thursday night. Andy McDonald scored his first goal of the season, and Kevin Shattenkirk and David Perron also scored. Brian Elliott stopped 26 shots for his 19th win of the season.
The Blues (35-15-7) improved to 12-0-2 against Eastern Conference teams this season and are the only team in either conference without a regulation loss against the opposite conference. The Islanders are the last team from the East to beat the Blues in regulation, going back to last March.
The Blues have points in 20 straight home games (17-0-3), and they now have 25 home wins, one more than the Red Wings for most in the NHL. The Blues moved within three points of Western Conference-leading Detroit with 77 points.