Jaden Schwartz scored 1:40 into overtime to give the Blues a 2-1 victory against the Kings at Scottrade Center on Thursday. It was the third goal in four games for Schwartz who missed 49 games with a fractured ankle. Schwartz beat Jonathan Quick on a breakaway moments after Elliott’s glove save robbed Milan Lucic that would have given the Kings the victory.
“We were not even shocked because he’s been making those all year, but that was a huge save,” Schwartz said. “If it wasn’t for him throughout the whole game, we wouldn’t have been there. He made some big saves from start to finish and then obviously the one in OT was a game-saver.”
Robby Fabbri scored a first-period power-play goal for the Blues (34-17-9), who matched their season high by winning their fourth in a row. St. Louis is 5-0-1 in its past six games. Elliott finished with 34 saves and is 11-3-2 in 16 starts since Jake Allen went down with a knee injury on Jan. 8.