Paul Stastny scored six minutes into the third period and that stood up as the Blues got by the Golden Knights 2-1 at Scottrade Center. Alexander Steen staked St. Louis to a 1-0 lead midway through the first before Vegas tied it in the second. The Blues have won three straight.
Carter Hutton, making his third straight start in place of number-one goalie Jake Allen, earned his eighth win of the season and is 12-3 in his last 15 starts. He made 32 saves including a couple a big saves in the third with the game tied.
The Blues are back on top of the Central Division. They vaulted into the division lead with last night’s win. The Blues are 26-15-and-2 with 54 points, one ahead of second-place Winnipeg and two up on defending Western Conference champion Nashville. St. Louis is just two behind Vegas for the top seed in the West.
They skate in Philadelphia tomorrow.