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Tarasenko scores twice, Elliott perfect in shootout to lead Blues past Avalanche 3-2 @NHL

ST. LOUIS - Brian Elliott made 27 saves in his 100th game with St. Louis and stopped all three shootout attempts to lift the Blues over the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 Saturday night.

Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice for St. Louis. Tarasenko has six goals, including five in his last three games. He had his first career hat trick in the Blues' 4-3 win over Dallas on Tuesday night.

Joakim Lindstrom scored in the shootout for St. Louis, which has won four straight.

Ryan O'Reilly and Nathan McKinnon each had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche, who have points in six straight games (2-0-4). Eric Johnson had two assists against his former team and Semyon Varlamov stopped 27 shots.

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