GLENDALE, Ariz. - David Perron scored the winning goal on a third-period power play, and Chris Mason made 26 saves in the St. Louis Blues' 3-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night.
Jay McClement and Andy McDonald also scored to help the Blues win for the fourth time in their last five games. In that span, Mason has allowed only five goals.
The Coyotes cut it to 2-1 when Olli Jokinen tipped in a power-play goal with 5:52 left in the third. Phoenix has lost 12 of its last 15 games.
McClement opened the scoring with 4:03 left in the second, sidestepping Phoenix defenceman Ed Jovanovski and firing a wrist shot past Ilya Bryzgalov.
Perron's goal came with Ken Klee off for high-sticking early in the final period. Perron, from the left point, skated into the left face-off circle and then fired the wrist shot over Bryzgalov's left shoulder at 3:11.
After falling behind, Phoenix could not generate much of an attack. The Coyotes managed only six shots in the middle session. Shane Doan had a good chance, but Mason's gloved the shot with 23 seconds remaining.
Notes: Coyotes defenceman Derek Morris (12 points, minus-13 in 57 games) was a healthy scratch, leading to speculation he'll be moved by the trading deadline Wednesday. ... Mason started his 18th straight game ... McClement has scored a goal in each of his last three games.