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Blues' Brodeur makes 16 saves, blanks Avalanche 3-0 for record 125th shutout

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ST. LOUIS - Martin Brodeur stopped all 16 shots he faced and recorded his NHL-record 125th shutout and 691st victory as the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Monday night.

Dmitrij Jaskin, Chris Butler and Vladimir Tarasenko scored, and Paul Stastny had two assists for the Blues, who snapped a four-game losing streak (0-3-1) and avenged a 5-0 loss at Colorado on Dec. 23.

Jaskin beat Semyon Varlamov in between his pads for his third goal of the season 28 seconds into the second period, and Butler backhanded a shot over Varlamov's shoulder for his first goal at 4:30 for St. Louis (22-11-3), 13-4-1 at home.

Tarasenko scored his team-leading 22nd goal from the high slot with 4:35 remaining. St. Louis is 18-3 when scoring at least three goals.

The Avalanche (13-14-8) have dropped two straight after going 4-0-2 in their previous six games.

The Blues will begin a four-game road trip on Tuesday at Nashville before heading West. They went 0-2-1 on their most recent trip, including the loss at Colorado.

The Avalanche will open a three-game homestand against Philadelphia on Wednesday.

NOTES: The Avalanche reassigned F Dennis Everberg and G Calvin Pickard to Lake Erie (AHL), leaving them with just 20 players on the active roster for the game. . St. Louis reassigned D Petteri Lindbohm to Chicago (AHL). . Blues F Chris Porter left the game with a lower-body injury in the second period and didn't return. . The announced attendance of 19,749 was the Blues' fifth home sellout of the season.

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