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Schwartz scores twice, Blues beat Jets for 8th straight win

St. Louis Blues winger Jaden Schwartz (17) celebrates his goal against the Winnipeg Jets with Blues' Brayden Schenn (10) and St. Louis Blues center Jo...
Winnipeg Jets Mark Scheifele (55) pokes the puck away from St. Louis Blues center Ryan O'Reilly (90) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Su...
Winnipeg Jets center Adam Lowry (17) checks St. Louis Blues defenseman Justin Faulk (72) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Dec. 2...
St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington (50) makes a save against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Dec. 29, 20...
Winnipeg Jets winger Blake Wheeler (26) fights St. Louis Blues center Oskar Sundqvist (70), of Sweden, for control of the puck during the third period...
St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington (50) makes a save against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Dec. 29, 20...
St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington (50) makes a save against the Winnipeg Jets during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Dec. 29, 20...

St. Louis Blues winger Jaden Schwartz (17) celebrates his goal against the Winnipeg Jets with Blues' Brayden Schenn (10) and St. Louis Blues center Jo...

Winnipeg Jets Mark Scheifele (55) pokes the puck away from St. Louis Blues center Ryan O'Reilly (90) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Su...

Winnipeg Jets center Adam Lowry (17) checks St. Louis Blues defenseman Justin Faulk (72) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Dec. 2...

St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington (50) makes a save against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Dec. 29, 20...

Winnipeg Jets winger Blake Wheeler (26) fights St. Louis Blues center Oskar Sundqvist (70), of Sweden, for control of the puck during the third period...

St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington (50) makes a save against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Dec. 29, 20...

St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington (50) makes a save against the Winnipeg Jets during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Dec. 29, 20...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaden Schwartz scored twice and Jordan Binnington made 25 saves to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 on Sunday for their season-best eighth straight victory.

Ryan O'Reilly and Robert Thomas also scored for St. Louis. The defending champion Blues improved to 26-8-6, outscoring opponents 32-16 during the winning streak. They had a seven-game streak Oct. 27-Nov. 9.

Nicholas Shore scored and Connor Hellebuyck made 24 saves for Winnipeg. The Jets have lost five of six to fall to 21-15-3.

Schwartz gave the Blues a 2-1 lead with 4:51 left in the second period, taking a feed from Jordan Kyrou on a two-on-one break and beating Hellebuyck through the legs. Schwartz added an empty-netter with 30 seconds remaining. He has 13 goals, two more than all of last season. In a six-game points streak, he has four goals and eight assists.

O’Reilly scored his first home goal of the season, pushing Alex Pietrangelo’s rebound stick-side past Hellebuyck with 5:42 left in the first. The assist was the 326th of Pietrangelo’s career, moving him past Al MacInnis atop the franchise leaderboard for defensemen.

Thomas made it 3-1 when he roofed a shot past Hellebuyck on a power play at 7:06 of the third.

Shore tied it at 1 at 5:40 of the second, one-timing a Logan Shaw's feed past Binnington.

NOTES:

Binnington improved to 19-6-4. ... Winnipeg lost for the first time in an afternoon game thus season after winning its first six matinees. … The Jets failed to score a power-play goal after having at least one in their previous three games.

UP NEXT:

Jets: At Colorado Tuesday night.

Blues: At Arizona on Tuesday night.

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Updated : 2021-06-18 07:49 GMT+08:00