Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk’s wrist shot from the right point found its way to the back of the net with 9:08 remaining, giving the Blues a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins at Scottrade Center. Marc-Andre Fleury, the Penguins goalie, got a piece of, but it squirted into the net.
Ryan Reaves scored for the Blues, and Jaroslav Halak stopped 19 shots to improve to 9-2-1; the Blues have won six of seven. Their 11 wins in 15 games (11-2-2) is the first time since the 2003-04 season they’ve accomplished that feat and ties the best start in franchise history. The victory was the Blues’ first in regulation against the Penguins since winning 4-1 on Dec. 19, 2006, in Pittsburgh.
The Blues have also been very stingy to Pens’ captain Sidney Crosby. Crosby has gone seven career games against the Blues without a goal, The Blues held Crosby, the NHL’s leading scorer, without a point.