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Game Notes - Blues 3, Flames 2

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Game Notes - Blues 3, Flames 2
  • The Blues won their third game in-a-row and with 44 points overall they are just four points shy of Dallas and Washington for the overall League lead
  • Vladimir Tarasenko logged a goal and two assists for his second three-point game in his last three outings.  He extended his goal streak to a new career-best five games (5g, 4a) and now holds the League lead outright with 21 goals overall this season
  • Brian Elliott made a season-high 36 saves and improved to 5-3-2 for the year.  Elliott is now 2-1-1 with a 2.06 goals against average and a .925 save percentage in six home appearances this season
  • Alexander Steen had two assists, extending his point streak to three games (1g, 5a).  Steen now shares 7th overall with 21 assists for the season
  • Jori Lehtera netted his fourth goal of the season and his third career game-winner.  12 of Lehtera’s 18 career goals have come at Scottrade Center-Colton Parayko scored his sixth goal of the year, tying Shayne Gotstisbehere for the League lead amongst rookie defensemen.  Three of Parayko’s six tallies have come against the Flames
  • Parayko also posted a +2 rating, vaulting him to a +15 for the year which leads all defensemen
  • Carl Gunnarsson recorded his fourth assist and added a +3 rating.  Gunnarsson now shares 4th amongst all defensemen with a +13 rating for the year
  • The Blues were held without a power play for the second time this season and the first since Nov. 23 at Buffalo. On the other side, the penalty kill denied all four Flames attempts and the Blues improved to a League-best 87.8% refusal rate for the year
Blues Milestones
Ryan Reaves dressed in his 300th career NHL game and participated in a fight with Derek Engelland
Up Next
The Blues visit the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday at 6 p.m. (CST) at Wells Fargo Center
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