Rookie Binnington makes 28 saves, Blues top Canadiens 4-1

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington stops a shot by Montreal Canadiens' Nicolas Deslauriers, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey g...

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington stops a shot by Montreal Canadiens' Nicolas Deslauriers, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey g...

Montreal Canadiens' Nicolas Deslauriers, right, handles the puck as he is pressured by St. Louis Blues' Robert Thomas during the first period of an NH...

Montreal Canadiens' Nicolas Deslauriers, right, handles the puck as he is pressured by St. Louis Blues' Robert Thomas during the first period of an NH...

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington reaches for the puck after it was deflected by Montreal Canadiens' Nicolas Deslauriers, front, and Blues ...

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington reaches for the puck after it was deflected by Montreal Canadiens' Nicolas Deslauriers, front, and Blues ...

Montreal Canadiens' Max Domi, left, checks St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo into the boards during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, J...

Montreal Canadiens' Max Domi, left, checks St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo into the boards during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, J...

Montreal Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher and St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz battle for the puck as they fall to the ice during the second period of an N...

Montreal Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher and St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz battle for the puck as they fall to the ice during the second period of an N...

St. Louis Blues' Jay Bouwmeester (19) is congratulated by teammates Colton Parayko (55), David Perron (57), Ryan O'Reilly (90) and Robby Fabbri (15) a...

St. Louis Blues' Jay Bouwmeester (19) is congratulated by teammates Colton Parayko (55), David Perron (57), Ryan O'Reilly (90) and Robby Fabbri (15) a...

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price makes a save on a shot by St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz, left, during the second period of an NHL hockey g...

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price makes a save on a shot by St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz, left, during the second period of an NHL hockey g...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Oskar Sundqvist had a goal and an assist and rookie Jordan Binnington made 28 saves to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.

Robert Thomas, Jay Bouwmeester and Sammy Blais also scored for St. Louis, which won for the second time in its last six home games.

Binnington improved to 2-0 after becoming the 35th goaltender in NHL history to record a shutout in his first career start on Monday at Philadelphia.

Veteran Carey Price, meanwhile, allowed four goals on 30 shots to lose his third consecutive start.

Thomas scored his fifth of the season on the power play 1:56 into the game when he pushed Ryan O'Reilly's rebound past Price. The Blues had scored on just one of their previous 20 power plays.

Sundqvist buried a feed from O'Reilly for his eighth goal of the season to extend the St. Louis lead.

Bouwmeester put the Blues ahead 3-0 when he skated in front of the defense and converted a feed from Robby Fabbri 6:04 into the second period.

Three minutes later, Brendan Gallagher spoiled Binnington's shutout bid when he scored his 17th goal of the season on a power play.

Blais scored his first goal of the season 9:19 into the third period.

NOTES: Blues D Carl Gunnarsson recorded his 100th career assist on Sundqvist's goal. ... RW David Perron has registered at least one point in his last nine games. ... Canadiens D Karl Alzner skated in his first NHL game since Nov. 24. He had been a healthy scratch for seven games since being recalled from the Laval Rocket of the AHL.

UP NEXT

Canadiens: Host Colorado on Saturday.

Blues: At Dallas Saturday to open a four-game trip.

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