BUFFALO, N.Y. - Jake Allen stopped 23 shots and the St. Louis Blues set a franchise record by extending their points streak to 13 games with a 3-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.
Dmitrij Jaskin scored on a wraparound late in the second period, and Vladimir Tarasenko tapped in David Backes' pass in the third period for St. Louis, which improved its run to 12-0-1. Jaden Schwartz added an empty-netter.
The Blues (34-13-4) won their seventh straight to match a season best, while beating the Sabres for the sixth straight time.
Buffalo (15-34-3) was shut out for the ninth time this season ? one short of matching a franchise high. And the Sabres failed to build off the momentum of a 3-2 win at Montreal on Tuesday, when Buffalo snapped a team-worst 14-game skid.
ISLANDERS 3, FLYERS 2, SO
PHILADELPHIA (AP) ? Cal Clutterbuck scored the deciding goal in the seventh round of the shootout. Clutterbuck also scored in regulation for the Islanders, as did Mikhail Grabovski.
Frans Nielsen got a puck past Steve Mason on the first shot of the shootout, and Wayne Simmonds scored on Philadelphia's last tying attempt in the third round.
After Clutterbuck's wrister got past Mason, Sean Couturier was denied by Jaroslav Halak on the tying attempt and Philadelphia's season-high four-game winning streak was over.
New York had lost three straight.
Nick Schultz and Chris VandeVelde scored in regulation for the Flyers.