ST. LOUIS --Mark Stone scored twice, including a tie-breaking goal early in the third period, to help the Ottawa Senators to a 6-4 win against the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center on Tuesday.
The Blues overcame a two-goal deficit and tied it 3-3 when Alexander Steen scored 1:35 into the third, but a Jaden Schwartz turnover enabled the Senators to regain the lead on Stone's goal one minute later when his shot from the slot got past goalie Carter Hutton.
Hitchcock sticks with hot hand, will start Hutton again in goal
/ St. Louis Blues
ST. LOUIS - Patrik Berglund's career-long scoring drought is definitely ancient history.
The Blues forward, who went 24-games without scoring from Oct. 25 through Dec. 13, has now scored nine goals over his last 14 games, including both goals in Sunday's 2-1 overtime win against the Anaheim Ducks.
The Blues and Senators like to get their money's worth when they face each others as five of their last six encounters have required overtime with three of those heading to a shootout. In the last series installment, the Blues and Sens participated in a marathon 11-round shootout in Ottawa in which Jake Allen stopped all 11 Senators attempts while Patrik Berglund buried the lone goal for the Blues. Overall, the Blues have won four of their last eight against the Senators while earning at least a point in each game of that set (4-0-4). Coming into tonight, the Blues are carrying a 7-2-1 home record against Eastern Conference competition.
ST. LOUIS - Having won consecutive games for the first time since the end of November - and against two of the Pacific's top teams - the Blues won't have a need to make any lineup changes tonight as the team returns home to Scottrade Center to face the Ottawa Senators tonight at 7 p.m. (FSMW, KMOX).
Tonight's game will be the first meeting of the season between the St. Louis Blues and Anaheim Ducks. The Blues went 2-0-1 against the Ducks last season, which included a 5-2 win in their last meeting on March 11. The Honda Center, though, hasn't been very friendly. The Blues haven't won a game there in 10 straight, although they did get a point in a shootout loss in their last visit on Jan. 8, 2016.
Backup goalie makes 23 saves, four players score for St. Louis
/ NHL.com Correspondent
SAN JOSE -- Backup goaltender Carter Hutton made 23 saves for his fifth NHL shutout, and the St. Louis Blues ended a two-game losing streak with a 4-0 win against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on Saturday.
Colton Parayko and David Perron scored in the second period, and Jori Lehtera and Alexander Steen scored in the third for St. Louis (22-16-5), which lost to the Los Angeles Kings 5-1 on Thursday.
SAN JOSE - Carter Hutton will start in goal for the Blues tonight when they visit the SAP Center in San Jose for the first time since their Western Conference Final matchup with the Sharks last season (9:30 p.m. CT, FSMW, KMOX).
Hutton will start after coming into Thurday's game against Los Angeles in relief of starter Jake Allen, who has struggled lately between the pipes.
Hutton said stepping in for Allen is all about providing the support necessary to get him back on track.
SAN JOSE - The St. Louis Blues are looking to avoid losing three consecutive games in regulation for the first time this season tonight when they meet the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center.
Blues Head Coach Ken Hitchcock will make a few lineup changes for tonight's game, primarily bringing Dmitrij Jaskin back into the lineup for more size on the left side while also moving Jaden Schwartz, Robby Fabbri and Nail Yakupov to different forward lines.