ST. LOUIS - Jake Allen stopped 26 shots for his sixth career shutout as the St. Louis Blues beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 on Tuesday night.
Scott Gomez and Troy Brouwer scored as the Blues beat the Lightning for the fourth straight time, and sixth in the last seven meetings.
Ben Bishop, who was teammates with Allen on Peoria of the AHL for two seasons, had 22 saves for the Lightning.
Gomez gave the Blues the lead with 4:01 left in the first as he tipped in a long shot from rookie defenceman Colton Parayko past Bishop.
The goal was the first for Gomez as a member of the Blues and the 569th of the 35-year-old forward's career. Parayko and Brouwer earned the assists.
The Blues held the 1-0 lead into the first intermission as Tampa Bay's Alex Killorn hit the post with 11 seconds remaining in the opening period.
The Lightning outshot the Blues 12-8 in the first period, 8-7 in the second period and 26-24 for the game but were blanked for the second straight game. Tampa Bay lost 1-0 in overtime to the Blackhawks on Saturday in Chicago.
Brouwer added an empty-net goal with 40 seconds remaining, giving him a two-point night and eight points (three goals, five assists) in his first nine games with the Blues after the off-season trade that sent T.J. Oshie to the Washington Capitals.
NOTES: The Blues announced Tuesday they are bringing in forwards Martin Havlat and Dainius Zubrus to professional tryouts. ... Robby Fabbri made his return after missing six games with a concussion. ... G Andrei Vasilevskiy returned to the Lightning on Monday after recovering from a blood clot. ... The announced crowd of 19,184 was the Blues' third sellout in three games this season.