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TARASENKO LEADS BLUES TO FIFTH STRAIGHT WIN
Vladimir Tarasenko scored a highlight reel, one-handed goal, added an assist and notched the shootout clincher to lead the St. Louis Blues to their fifth straight win, a 4-3 shootout decision against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Tarasenko now has 6-2-8 in his past four games and leads his team in goals (7) and points (13) this season. The game was a back-and-forth affair with each team leading on two separate occasions (including the Blues' shootout clincher).
* The Blues have won eight of their past nine trips to Madison Square Garden (8-0-1), and haven't lost in regulation there since Jan. 20, 1998.
* Patrik Berglund scored his first goal of the season to break a 23-game goalless drought and defenseman Jay Bouwmeester scored his first of the season to snap a 44-game drought.
Martin St. Louis(2-0-2) registered his first multi-goal game of the season and first as a member of the New York Rangers. St. Louis' most recent multi-goal game came as a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 1, 2014 against the Dallas Stars. … Rangers forward Chris Kreider scored a goal while skating in his 100th career NHL game. … The Department of Player Safety suspended Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andrew Ference for three games for an illegal check to the head of Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian. … Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko, Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk and Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury were named the NHL's "Three Stars" for week ending Nov. 2. … Los Angeles Kings forward Tanner Pearson, who led all rookies with seven goals and nine points in 11 games, has been named the NHL Rookie of the Month for October. … Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry, Penguins forward Sidney Crosby and Stars forward Tyler Seguin were named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the month of October.