Ryan Reaves, the Blues’ fourth-line enforcer scored just his seventh career goal and third game-winner, but it helped spark the Blues to nine wins in 11 games with a 2-1 victory against the Dallas Stars at Scottrade Center on Friday night. Reaves’ goal 7:52 into the second period provided the winning margin.
Chris Stewart also scored for St. Louis, which got 21 saves from Brian Elliott. The Blues, sixth in the Western Conference, improved to 26-16-2, good for 54 points — one behind both the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks with four games remaining for all three teams. The fourth-place finisher will have home ice in the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Blues are 9-2-0 in April, allowing only 14 goals in their 11 games.