Chris Stewart scored twice, his team-leading 22nd and 23rd points, as the Blues returned home from their longest trip of the season and beat the San Jose Sharks 4-2 Tuesday night at Scottrade Center. It was the Blues’ second win over the Sharks in four days. David Perron and Chris Porter also scored goals, Barret Jackman added two assists, and goalie Jake Allen improved to 6-1-0 by making 39 saves. The 41 shots were a season-high allowed by the Blues, who also battled back from a 3-1 third-period deficit Saturday in San Jose and won 4-3 in overtime.
Allen has been impressive this year as the rookie has stepped up while Jaroslav Halak was hurt and Brian Elliot struggled. He’s been a thorn in the side of the Sharks. He’s 6-1 on the year with a 2.63 GAA and a .903 save percentage.
“He played a tremendous game,” Sharks coach Todd McLellan said of Allen, who also beat San Jose on Saturday. “Your goaltending has to do that for you throughout the season. He’s got to be able to steal games. Our goaltender has done it for us. The good goalies come in and steal games and that’s as simple as I can put it.”