The Blues won their third game in-a-row and improved their overall record to 11-3-1. They currently sit second in the and Western Conference and third in the NHL overall with 23 points (1. MTL, 27 / 2. DAL, 24)
The Blues improved to 6-0-0 when leading after two periods-Jake Allen earned his second consecutive shutout overall and his second straight at Prudential Center, as he blanked the Devils on Nov. 4 last season in Newark. This marks the second time Allen has posted back-to-back shutouts in his career and he now joins Michal Neuvirth as the only goaltenders with three shutouts this season. Allen has allowed two or fewer goals in seven straight appearances while tallying a 6-1-0 record, a 0.88 goals against average and a .971 save percentage (all three shutouts in that span).
Allen has not allowed a goal in 165:59, dating back to the first period against Chicago on Nov. 4. Last season, he set a Blues rookie record with 184:38 consecutive shutout minutes from Oct. 23 to Nov. 6
Martin Havlat netted the game-winner in his debut as a Blue after receiving a feed from his former Devils teammate Scott Gomez. It was the 44th game-winning goal of Havlat's career and his 594th point overall, which is 33rd among active players-Gomez now has assists in three straight games (4a) for the first time since Jan. 28-Feb. 4, 2014
Magnus Paajarvi grabbed his first goal of the season. Paajarvi now has a goal, five shots and five hits in three games since being recalled from Chicago
Troy Brouwer notched an assist for the third straight game while Dmitrij Jaskin recorded his third helper of the season
Vladimir Tarasenko and Robby Fabbri each had a game-high five shots on goal
The Blues will visit the New York Rangers on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. (CST) at Madison Square Garden