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Game Notes - Blues 4, Coyotes 1

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Game Notes - Blues 4, Coyotes 1
  • The Blues snapped a three-game losing streak, while earning their sixth straight win against the Coyotes.  They have now earned points in 10 straight against Arizona (9-0-1)
  • Vladimir Tarasenko scored his 16th goal of the year, tying Patrick Kane for second overall.  Tarasenko has 10 home goals this season which also shares second overall, with Evgeni Malkin
  • Alexander Steen posted two points, including his 9th career shorthanded goal.  It was the fourth time that one of Steen’s shorthanded goals also proved to be a game-winner.  The last occurrence came when he scored in the first overtime of the Blues’ Game 1 victory over Los Angeles in the first round of the 2013 NHL playoffs-Steen’s shorthanded goal was the first by any Blue since Chris Butler on Mar. 7, 2015 at Toronto
  • Jake Allen improved to 12-6-2 on the season and 7-4-1 at Scottrade Center.  Allen is 3-0-0 in his career vs. Arizona, including a 0.67 goals against average and a .974 save percentage
  • Kevin Shattenkirk posted his 10th assist and added his fourth goal for his third multi-point game of the year.  Shattenkirk shares third amongst all defensemen with 13 points (4g, 9a) since returning from injury on Nov. 7
  • Magnus Paajarvi spent the night on the top line with Paul Stastny and Vladimir Tarasenko and notched his second assist of the year
  • Jay Bouwmeester added his sixth assist of the season – four of his six helpers have come at Scottrade Center-Robby Fabbri, Jori Lehtera and Colton Parayko all logged assists, while David Backes deposited an empty-net goal for his seventh tally of the year
  • Backes also landed a game-high seven hits, bringing him to 2,003 for his career
Up Next
The Blues host the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Scottrde Center. The first 12,500 fans through the gates will receive a Chris Pronger bobblehead.
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